by MIKE CHAIKEN
The opening number offers a first impression for the judges at competitions like Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen.
When this year’s competition started in earnest on April 9 at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater in Uncasville, the candidates were dressed in casual outfits that appeared to reflect their own personal tastes.
This is what the audience saw when the lights went down at showtime.
Photos by Mike Chaiken