This spring Lipscomb celebrates the 52nd year of Singarama with the production of Ready, Set, Go! ... featuring Ready, (directed by Anne Claire Smith); Set, (directed by Carolanne Deaton); and Go, (directed by John Alex Foster). Six talented hosts and hostesses, Delaney Brown, David Austin Lowery, Michael Oruma, Caitlin Phelps, Tyler Russell, and McKenna Smith, will perform during the show. Samantha Bell, Adwoa Osei, Hailey Parrott, and Jon Rapacz, Singarama's student coordinators, are working behind the scenes with Sarah Keith Gamble, Singarama coordinator; Aaron Sain, Host and Hostess Director; and Laurie Sain, Host and Hostess Wardrobe Director and Ticket Manager.
2015 Performances in Collins Alumni Auditorium
Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 6. To purchase tickets, call the Allen Arena Box Office at 615.966.7075 or CLICK HERE to purchase online.
Purchase your copy of Singarama 2015 - DVD’s are $25.00 and can be picked up on campus or shipped to your address (no extra shipping charge). Saturday night’s show will be recorded by SNS Professional Audio. DVD’s will be available by or before May 1st.
Over the years, more than 16,000 students have participated in Singarama. Armed only with their category, the students in each group develop storylines; write scripts; choose a minimum of 8 songs and accompanying choreography; and design and create sets and costumes ... and that is only the beginning! The shows, evaluated over four performances by a panel of 18 judges, compete in three categories (theme, music, and staging) and in overall sweepstakes points.
Singarama has survived, Gamble feels, because "Singarama is about building relationships and a sense of community. It's a great opportunity to meet new people and to engage with friends in the fun and creative process of building a 25 minute mini-musical from the ground up, culminating in the collective sense of accomplishment the students feel when they get to perform their show in front of the appreciative Singarama audiences. It is impossible to measure on an individual basis the sense of accomplishment, the fun, and the friendships that can be attributed to Singarama."
See Singarama pictures and history on the Lipscomb Singarama Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lipscombsingarama)