theaterboy found out just the other day:
...that the new Miss D.C. is a creature of the theater. Lisa Ferris, crowned June 14 at UDC, is a musical theater major at Catholic University. Her local credits include CUA's A Chorus Line in the winter of 2002 and Walking the Winds at Adventure Theatre the following year -- both shows directed by Michael Bobbitt, whose name you'll remember from the choreography credits of Studio's A New Brain, Bat Boy and A Class Act.
Ferris is off to Atlantic City to take a shot at the Miss America tiara in September; for now, Bobbitt reports, "we (her pageant officials and I) are trying to find a good recent Broadway song for her to sing. Soprano/belt song. Any ideas?"
Theaterboy, who's nothing if not a confirmed Ragtime queen, has already suggested "Back to Before." Anybody else got a favorite? Tell theaterboy, and he'll pass it on...