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Night of the Living Beauty Pageant - Full Length Play, Comedy

Night of the Living Beauty Pageant

Tim Kelly

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 13f

ISBN: 9780874407457

An outrageous spoof of teenage beauty pageants. Two hucksters, Joe Allen and Steve Bentley, decide to stage a Miss Junior Venus Beauty Pageant in order to attract sponsors and hundreds of high school lovelies who'll pay a large entry fee to make them rich...

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The stage of the "All-New Uptown Theatre," downtown in a Midwest City. The present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

An outrageous spoof of teenage beauty pageants. Two hucksters, Joe Allen and Steve Bentley, decide to stage a Miss Junior Venus Beauty Pageant in order to attract sponsors and hundreds of high school lovelies who'll pay a large entry fee to make them rich. Unfortunately, only seven girls enter, and there are no sponsors. Complicating matters, theatre owner Mrs. Hoopway tries to evict them, and Knuckles Skinner, a menacing thug, wants to harm them bodily! Our heroes spend most of their time either running or hiding in this good-natured farce carnival filled with goofy characters: Lois Del Monaco, who won local fame playing Romeo in a Little Theatre production; Pippi Wrongstocking, who harbors a curious secret; George, the always-smiling weatherman; and the judges Rose Bowl and Penny Loafer, straight from waitressing at Mumbles Fast Food Coffee Shop. The lunatic action and slapstick plot gets funnier and funnier, with the actual pageant as the finale, complete with an outlandish talent show. Amazingly, everything turns out okay. The no-problem set is a snap, and the staging is simple. Many of the small roles may be managed with only a couple of rehearsals. This is one night's entertainment that will keep you laughing!

From the author of The Butler Did It and The Amazing Adventures of Dan Daredevil

Characters

CASTING

9m, 13f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MISS BETTER HEALTH - beauty pageant contestant. 
MISS CRANBERRY BOG - another. 
MISS WILDLIFE - another. 
SHERI PAGE - pageant official, Joe's sister. 
MISS INDUSTRY - another pageant contestant. 
MISS SEASHORE ("POLLY") - another. 
STEVE BENTLEY - pageant producer, always one step from disaster.
JOE ALLEN - more of the same. 
MELBA - cleaning woman, sarcastic. 
MUMBLES - fast food merchant. 
GAIL ANDERSON - police sargeant, undercover. 
SONIA - police cadet, another contestant. 
MRS. HOOPWAY - owns the theatre, a dragon. 
RICK - works for public access television. 
DEE-DEE - Rick's female work partner. 
LOIS DEL MONACO - dreams of stardom, strange girl. 
PIPPI WRONGSTOCKING - another contestant, from Sweden. 
CHAD - her brother. 
DEPUTY SCOTT - handy with eviction notices. 
KUNCKLES SKINNER - gangster, very threatening. 
CUDDLES O'BOYLE - Knuckles' girlfriend. 
FINGERS - Knuckles' nervous henchman. 
MRS. GEORGIA HOPKINS - formerly Greta Swan, a stage mother. 
GEORGE VINCENT - weatherman, all smiles. 
PENNY LOAFER - waitress. 
ROSE BOWL - another. 
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

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Connie Hoffert 11/12/2014 8:13 AM
This has been a great play for our high school to put on this year. We have a new director and with a minimal set he can concentrate on helping the kids develop their characters. We have a really great twist to this play; there are 6 sets of brothers and sisters performing! That tells me that the effort we put into this every fall is worth it. Older siblings are telling their younger brothers and sisters that they too should be part of now a 15 year tradition. We also allow our middle school and high school students a chance to see the play during the day. We call them the teaser performances; maybe someone out in the audience will join next year1
Thank you!

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