Tonight, Lipscomb University’s campus is kicking off one of student life’s most cherished traditions: Singarama.
Over the years, more than 16,000 Lipscomb students have participated in Singarama. Armed only with their category, students in each group develop storylines; write scripts; choose a minimum of eight songs and accompanying choreography; and design and create sets and costumes.
Opening Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and running through Saturday, April 8 in Lipscomb’s Collins Alumni Auditorium, this year’s theme is “A Blast From The Past” featuring hit songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
The show is broken down into three main groups that consist of Lipscomb’s 12 social clubs and friends, The shows are also evaluated by a panel of 18 judges, competing in three categories (theme, music and staging) and in overall sweepstakes points, says Laurie Sain, Singarama producer.
This year’s categories include:
- Far Out featuring the Phi Nu, Phi Sigma, Sigma Omega Sigma and Tau Phi social clubs;
- Totally Awesome featuring the Alpha Zeta, Delta Nu, Delta Omega, Gamma Lambda, Kappa Chi and Theta Psi social clubs; and
- Party On featuring Delta Sigma, Pi Delta and Sigma Iota Delta social clubs
This year’s shows will be directed by Meg Mortensen, Bethany Rowland and Jade Cummings alongside six talented hosts and hostesses: Zack Eccleston, Madeline McPherson, Ashton Montgomery, Christian Monyei, Grant Parker and Savannah Stewart. They will provide the entertainment between shows, including group and solo numbers.
Sain says she is looking forward to producing and directing her second Singarama show.
“I am also excited that we are having the show back in April which gives everyone more time to practice and the weather will be great,” Sain said. “Also I am excited to be concentrating on songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The hosts, hostesses and groups have a lot of great group numbers that will take our audience back in time and give let them reminiscence about their college days.”
According to Sain, the focus of the show is on songs only from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Each show does eight songs and this year each group is required to do two songs from each of the three decades with the other two songs coming from any of the three.
The 2017 shows include:
- Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.
- Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.
- Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.
- Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Tickets will be available from the Allen Arena Box Office at 615-966-7075 or click here to purchase your tickets online.
For more information about Singarama visit: www.lipscomb.edu/studentlife/page/index/3231.