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ACU Home > Major Events > News > 2004 News Archive > Freshman Follies show on stage Sept. 24-25 at ACU

Freshman Follies show on stage Sept. 24-25 at ACU

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September 22, 2004

The freshman class of Abilene Christian University will take the stage Friday, Sept 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25 to present the annual variety show Freshman Follies.  This year’s theme is "The AC:  Nothing's Cooler," a different take on the popular Fox Network drama "The OC."

The television show "The OC" portrays how life is more interesting in Orange County, Calif. and focuses on worldly subjects.  "The AC," in contrast to "The OC," focuses on what makes ACU and its freshman different, what makes each individual salt and light, and why there is no place else like ACU.

"We take what is pure and good about popular music and use it for entertaining," said Kendall Massey, director of student productions.  "'The AC' is funny, spiritual and emotional, and we want to show why ACU is the place to be."

The show is completely produced and performed by freshmen with men’s and women’s residence hall acts, specialty acts, large choruses and a dance troupe.  Residence hall acts tell about life as a freshman on the ACU campus ranging from campus cafeteria food to life in the residence halls. 

"I am so excited about the show because everyone gets a chance to just have fun," said Courtnee Hembree, a freshman broadcasting and speech pathology major from Abilene, and Freshman Folllies co-chair.  "It is one thing that freshmen get to do instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching the upperclassmen have all the fun."

There will be 10 specialty acts such as solo vocalists, group vocal performances and a percussion group.  

"Being involved with Follies gives you the full freshman experience," said Jay Reese, a freshman theatre major from Abilene, and show co-chair. "I think this class has a lot of talented people, and I am excited for them to show us their talents."

Performances will be in Cullen Auditorium Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8, and all are general admission.  For more information contact the ACU Ticket Window at 325-674-2648 or the Freshman Follies office at 325-674-2767, Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or visit     


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