Definition of pageant:
circus, pomposity, pomp, appearance, display, boasting, vaunt, exhibition, booking, pageantry, curtain raiser, spelling bee, parade, vaunting, flourish, pompousness, a chili/BBQ etc. cook-off, act, draw, ostentation, double bill, boast, command performance, double feature, beauty contest, celebration, raffle, cavalcade, debut, bake-off, raree-show, spectacular.
drama (part of speech: noun)
- improvisational drama,
- "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
- "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.
- "Tragedy", Ashley H. Thorndike.