For immediate release
Feb. 13, 2003
Students at Abilene Christian University are rehearsing, planning and preparing to entertain thousands of alumni, students, friends and the Abilene community at Sing Song 2003 Feb. 21-22.
This annual ACU musical event involves close to 2,000 students and will feature seven hosts and hostesses. They will perform a variety of songs chosen to relate to this year's theme, "Infinite Joy."
To order tickets, call 674-2648, or go to the ticket window in Moody Coliseum between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ticket prices range from $11-17.
"Last year, Sing Song opened the book in 'Once Upon A Time,' and this year we leave you with the ending - 'Happily Ever After' or 'Infinite Joy,'" said Phyllis Wilson, Sing Song director.
Three performances are slated for the weekend. On Friday, Feb. 21, the performance will start at 8 p.m. Two performances are scheduled for Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All performances will be in Moody Coliseum on the ACU campus. This year, a special children's performance has been slated for Thursday, Feb. 20. Children from organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club and Hope Haven will attend this special performance.
Now in its 46th year, Sing Song began in 1957 as a contest between quartets who stood on stage and sang and has evolved into a competition of choreographed, costumed crowd-pleasers. Today, 10-15 clubs and classes compete in Sing Song each year, and hosts and hostesses entertain the audience with musical numbers between each competitive act.
This year's show is full of characters and themes that relate to "Infinite Joy" including snow day, bridesmaids, kids in a candy store, golfers, classic rock bands, Uncle Sam, nutcrackers and lifeguards.
"It is a show unlike any other and designed to please people of all ages," Wilson said.
Hosts and hostesses for this year are Dusty Cooper junior youth and family ministry major from The Woodlands; Layne Rouse, junior human communication major from Midland; Michael Miller, senior theatre major from Lufkin; Lauren Garner, senior integrated marketing communication major from College Station; Lindsey Webb, junior vocal performance major from College Station; Melody Allison, senior education major from Abilene; and Leslie Bogle, senior interior design major from Fort Worth.
If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, university news coordinator.