Freshmen Abigail Zeller and Lauren Wertheim began their friendship in the 3-year-olds Bible class at Highland Church of Christ. They performed together in the church Christmas musical, went to the same youth group functions and both graduated from Abilene High School last May.
But come this weekend, they will be Sing Song rivals.
Zeller, accounting major from Abilene, co-directs the freshman Pac-Man Sing Song act, while Wertheim, global studies major from Abilene, co-directs the freshman movie ushers Sing Song act.
Both grew up attending Sing Song with their parents, who are alums, and loved it – each for her own reasons.
“I’ve always loved Sing Song and wanted to be a part of it,” said Wertheim, daughter of Dr. Paul Wertheim, professor of accounting. “Sing Song is combining a lot of things I love to do, like creativity and organization and working with people. So that’s why I wanted to do it.”
Wertheim always enjoyed the magnitude of each year’s productions.
“Because it’s on such a large scale and everything’s so well done, it’s amazing to watch and be like ‘wow, that’s incredible,’ considering everything that has to happen,” she said.
For her part, Zeller said she likes the funny acts the most and especially enjoys the ending, when all the acts come out again and fill Moody.
“Especially the Saturday night show,” Zeller said. “It’s so much fun to be at because everyone is so happy and relieved for it to be over. But also, they had fun.”
Zeller and Wertheim are unsure whether they will try to director again in the future, but both are certain they want be a part of Sing Song again.
But the two aren’t letting the healthy competition between team Pac-Man and the usher act come between them. While they have been busy directing their separate acts and don’t have a lot of free time, they still make sure to spend some time together.
“Everything is unique to your own act, so because of that, everything is done separately,” Wertheim said. “But we talk to each other like, ‘Wow this is stressful, but, wow, I love it.’ And we can relate on things like that.”