Controversy waits in the wings as 'Scientology Pageant' takes to stage - 2010-12-09
Scientology Pageant was first performed off Broadway seven years ago, but this will be its Florida premiere, right in the back yard of Scientology's spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. When Kyle Jarrow, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the show, heard it was being done in the Tampa Bay area, the irony was not lost on him.
"Wow!" Jarrow told the St. Petersburg Times when the production was announced in November. "Clearwater is almost ground zero for Scientology. That's sure to be extra controversial."