The Players’ Smile offers a look at the all-American beauty pageant.
By Kay Kipling
But Smile didn’t run long, and has not been revived often. So it’s kind of intriguing to catch it for the first time at the Players Theatre.
Channing Weir, Trina Rizzo and Tara Collandra in the Players’ Smile.
This is a show about a pretty cheesy young teen beauty pageant (set in Santa Rosa, Calif., in the mid 1980s, the era of big hair), and it runs the risk of being pretty cheesy itself at times. But Smile also boasts a lot of young talent, most especially Trina Rizzo and Channing Weir as two of the contestants who become friends during the competition.