Directed by Christopher Gattelli, the cast will feature Tom Deckman (Spamalot), Jeff Hiller (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Silence!), Michael James Scott (Book of Mormon), Tyler Maynard (Altar Boyz, Little Mermaid), Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and David Turner (On a Clear Day, Arcadia, The Ritz).
Pageant, the Musical, which was conceived by Robert Longbottom, has book and lyrics by Bill Russell and Frank Kelly, and music by Albert Evans. The upcoming reading will have musical direction by Dominick Amendum.
Pageant debuted Off-Broadway in 1991 and has been produced in Australia, London, Los Angeles and other major cities across the USA. "It is like no beauty pageant you’ve seen before," according to press notes. "Six contestants vying for the title of Miss Glamouresse compete in swimsuit, talent, evening gown and spokesmodel. You even get to choose the winner."
Shea Sullivan is presenting the reading.