ACU students use Sing Song to entertain and give backPosted February 17, 2010 Abilene Christian University students are preparing to take the stage once again for the 54th annual Sing Song, "Name Fame," Feb. 19-20, in Moody Coliseum. A variety of student groups, clubs and classes will compete in Moody Coliseum for best overall show while performing a cappella with original lyrics set to a medley of popular songs.
A new twist for this year's show: Money raised outside of Sing Song by the co-chairs through donations from alumni, friends of Sing Song and from the co-chairs themselves will be distributed among the overall winners in three categories: men's, women's and mixed voices. The money will be donated to a non-profit cause associated with ACU students that is chosen by the winner in each category. Audience members at each show will also be given an opportunity to donate to the cause.
"'Name Fame' is shaping up to be a really fun production, but with more purpose this year," says Preston Woolfolk, senior political science and international studies major from San Antonio and Sing Song co-chair. "The show itself focuses on familiar names and characters, but as students, we're focusing on who we are and what we can do to make a difference in the world – even through efforts like Sing Song."
Besides Woolfolk, this year's Sing Song co-chairs include Megan Faver Hartline, senior English major from Lufkin; Rachel Smith, senior elementary education from Richardson; and Rebecca Hopkins, junior speech pathology major from Edmond, Okla.
Sing Song is a musical tradition at ACU that began in 1957 and includes class and club performances with hosts and hostesses performing between the acts. The hosts and hostesses will be singing a variety of songs connected to the "Name Fame" theme ranging from "Who Are You" and "Sweet Caroline" to "Rosanna" and Beyonce's version of "Ave Maria."
This year's hosts and hostesses include:
- Erick Carter, junior musical theatre major from Abilene
- Kara DuBose, senior advertising/public relations major from Ft. Worth
- Erika Goldman, senior family studies major from Lakewood, Colo.,
- Alex Howard, senior youth and family ministry major from Longview, Texas
- Wade Huggins, senior biblical text major from Abilene
- Cassey Owens, senior finance major from Dallas.
More than 8,000 guests will attend Sing Song this year. "We're excited to show our family, friends and guests who we are through this event. It really gives you a glimpse into the heart of ACU," says Woolfolk.
Show times are Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.acu.edu/singsong or by calling 325-674-2069. For more information about the show, contact Tom Craig, director of student productions, at 325-674-4864.