pageant_gowns

RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St., is heading to Theatre In The Park, 107 Pullen Rd., on May 1 to see “Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest” at 7:30 p.m.

“Beauty queens have it all — looks, talent, and that something extra that makes them stand out. Come and see who will take home the crown as our queens participate in evening gown, talent, and swimsuit competitions!” the theatre company said. Judges who are selected from the audience will determine the winner.

The cast includes Jesse Gephart (Miss Texas); Matt Gore (Tawny Jo Johnson); Chris Maxwell (Miss West Coast); Thomas Porter (Miss Deep South); Mike Raab (Frankie Cavalier); Jon Skinner (Miss Industrial Northeast); Justin Tyler (Miss Great Plains); and Brett Wilson (Miss Bible Belt). Ira David Wood IV serves as director.

This emersion experience will serve as a kick off for Out! Raleigh on May 3.

Tickets are $28/adult and $22/students, seniors and military and are available online. Groups of 10 or more are $20 each. For every ticket sold for the May 1 performance, $5 will be contributed to the center.

info: lgbtcenterofraleigh.com. theatreinthepark.com.

Have news or other information? Send your press releases and updates for inclusion in our News Notes: editor@goqnotes.com.

Share your news with us
Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to specialassignments@goqnotes.com. In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.