Sing Song 2000 to entertain thousands with unforgettable
For Immediate Release
Jan. 27, 2000
Students at Abilene Christian University are preparing to
entertain thousands of alumni, students, friends and the
Abilene community at Sing Song 2000 Feb. 18 and 19 with a
show they are striving to make unforgettable with a focus on
our global community.
Three performances are slated for the two days, and show
director Phyllis Wilson says Sing Song 2000 will inaugurate
the 21st century with performances that will pull at every
On Friday, Feb. 18, the first performance will start at 8
p.m. Two performances are scheduled for Saturday, one at 3
p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. All performances will be
conducted in Moody Coliseum on the ACU campus.
This annual event involves almost 2,000 students and
faculty and will feature six hosts and hostesses. They will
perform a variety of songs chosen from past decades to
relate to this year's theme, "Unforgettable."
To order tickets, call 674-2648, or go to the ticket
window in Moody Coliseum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday
Wilson chose the theme "Unforgettable" with the year 2000
"This show is going to be of a caliber where every group
act, every performance by the hosts and hostesses and every
band score will be somebody's favorite part of the show,"
she said. "There will be something for everyone."
Feature song numbers include "You've Got a Friend," "It
Don't Mean a Thing" and "Into the Fire" from the Broadway
musical "The Scarlet Pimpernel." Another special number will
be "When You Believe" from the motion picture "The Prince of
Egypt." This number will emphasize how similar people are,
even when they are around the world.
"When You Believe" will feature hostesses Sara Martin,
junior integrated marketing major from Cleburne, and Tara
Wilfong, junior vocal music/teaching major from Sugar Land,
as well as the a children's choir singing in Hebrew and
Music Department faculty members as the chorus.
Plus, a video presentation of the Red Sea parting will
add another dimension of drama during the song. That, with
the children singing in Hebrew and the voices of the Music
Department faculty spurred John Gilson, Sing Song host and
senior vocal music/teaching major from Houston, to say he
has high expectations for this number.
"I think "When You Believe" will be the best part of the
show," he said.
Another number to showcase global unity will feature
three ACU student organizations, Essence of Ebony, the
International Students' Association and Hispaños
Unidos. These groups will perform "We are One" from the
movie "Simba's Pride.
Another number with a global slant will feature Wilfong
and Gilson singing "The Prayer" from the movie "Quest in
Camelot" in both English and Italian.
Along with the host and hostess performances, groups such
as clubs and classes will compete in categories such as
vocals, choreography and costumes. Fourteen groups are
broken in to three competitive categories, women's social
clubs, men's social clubs and classes. They will be judged
on presentation, originality and vocals.
Some of the groups will represent themes such as ring
masters, umpires, Canadian mounties, ancient Egyptians,
patriots and mailmen.
Members of the community also are participating in Sing
Song. Teri Wilkerson, director of Dance Discovery Studio, is
the choreographer for the musical numbers. Barry Smoot and
David Utley of the Paramount Theatre are coordinating
lighting and set design.
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