Smile takes you behind the scenes of a California teen pageant in the 1980s. The story follows the contestants as they prepare for the big event, each with their own dreams and insecurities. As the pressure mounts and friendships are tested, the show delves into the complexities of teenage life and the pursuit of perfection. Smile explores the lengths people go to in order to fit societal standards while finding their own sense of self.
Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)
Cast Size: 20+
Music: Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics/Book: Howard Ashman
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
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