The Fourth of July is just days away, and 25-year-old Carnelle Scott is dancing her heart out. She has flaming red hair, a sparkler between her teeth, tap shoes on her feet, and The Star Spangled Banner on the tape deck, not to mention a burning desire to win the crown in this year's Miss Firecracker Contest — the annual beauty pageant in her tiny Mississippi town. Known around town as "Miss Hot Tamale" for a past that she would like to forget, Carnelle hopes a Firecracker victory will help her shake her tarnished reputation and leave town in a blaze of glory.
Director: Wally Jones
Assistant Directors: Megan Hamilton & Drue Pettigrew
Stage Manager: Jessica Michel