THE 2023 MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA USA & TEEN USA PAGEANT COMPETITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 14, 2023-APRIL 15, 2023 AT THE
HISTORIC LINCOLN THEATRE IN WASHINGTON, DC.
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We are truly excited to announce our 2023 Miss District of Columbia USA & Teen USA Pageants will take place at the historic Lincoln Theatre located at 1215 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009. Located in the Shaw/ Cardozo neighborhood along the greater U Street corridor in northwest DC, the Lincoln Theatre has actively supported community organizations, charities, and universities while hosting legendary performances night after night, establishing the theatre’s place as the “Crown Jewel of U.” The beautiful 1,225-person venue is one of DC’s iconic cultural landmarks and we are so excited to have our 2023 contestants take to the stage in what is sure to be a night to remember!
The nation’s capital was segregated when the Lincoln Theatre first opened its magnificent doors 100 years ago, and it quickly established itself as the cultural epicenter of what came to be known as “Black Broadway” as dubbed by singer and actress Pearl Bailey– predating and influencing Harlem’s renaissance. This neoclassical-style theatre built in 1922 was commissioned by local theatre magnate Harry Crandall and designed by architect Reginald Geare.
The Lincoln Theatre Foundation was established to fight for its preservation. Since their founding, the Theatre has been registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Restoration of the Theatre was completed in 1994 with financial assistance from the District of Columbia, returning the building to much of its original eclectic appearance with restored Victorian, Neo-Classical, and Art-Deco details.
The Lincoln Theatre has catered to artists, presidents, cinema stars, boxers, and hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians alike. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt hosted his official birthday balls at the Lincoln Theatre in 1942 and 1943 and stars from Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond came together to celebrate the President, from Louis Armstrong to Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly, Joe Louis, Rosalind Russell, James Cagney, and more.
The Lincoln Theatre has welcomed artists from all over, including Washington DC native and legendary pianist and composer Duke Ellington as well as performers Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, Brian Wilson, and Emmylou Harris. The Theatre has hosted conversations with public figures Bob Woodward, Margaret Atwood, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Rupi Kaur; taped specials for comedians Trevor Noah, Deon Cole and Demitri Martin; celebrated the holidays with Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, and Gladys Knight; and produced a MSNBC special with President Barack Obama in November 2020.
The 2023 MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA USA and MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TEEN USA Presentation Show and Preliminary Competition begins at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm).
During the 2023 presentation show and preliminary competition, all of our contestants will take to the stage and compete in the fitness wear (Teen contestants)/ swimwear (Miss contestants) and evening gown phases of competition.
The 2023 MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA USA and MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TEEN USA Finals Competition & Crowning begins at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm).
During the 2023 finals competition, our contestants will be narrowed down and the selected semifinalists will give it all they've got in the fitness wear (Teen contestants)/ swimwear (Miss contestants), evening gown, and on-stage question phases of competition in an effort to end the night as the newly crowned MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA USA 2023 and MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TEEN USA 2023!
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Contestants will participate in a three (3) minute private panel-style personality interview with competition judges. The judges will score...
Teen and Miss Contestants will take to the stage in an exciting choreographed opening number routine and compete in the scored categories of...
Teen and Miss Finalists will take to the stage and compete in the scored categories of Fitness wear/ Swimsuit, Evening Gown, and Onstage Int...
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