By Sarah Carlson, Copy Editor
‘The AC: Nothing’s Cooler’ is this year’s theme for Freshman Follies, playing off of FOX’s hit show The OC.
“I chose The AC as a theme because The OC is a popular TV show, and how it can contrast what The OC says,” said Kendall Massey, director of Student Productions.
“The OC is a show that is about worldly things, and we are saying that things are different here.”
The basic theme behind The AC is “Salt. Light. Different.” According to the Web site, “The AC is about what makes each of us Salt and Light, what makes ACU and its freshmen different, and why no place in the world is like ACU.”
Massey said he purposely made the theme broad to let students sing about the topics that interest them.
“I like to give room for people to be creative,” Massey said. “Everyone’s been really happy because they can do different things.”
Freshman Follies is a production in which freshmen have song and dance numbers with their different floors in their residence halls based on a certain theme with talent show style acts in between. A large chorus of men and women performs during the show, and this year’s large chorus is performing the song School of Rock from the movie of the same name.
Performances of the show are 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 and can be bought through Friday in the Campus Center ticket windows or online at www.freshmanfollies.com.
Katie Scott, freshman interior design major from Whitehouse, is performing in Gardner Hall’s second floor act and said she is having fun getting to know the women on her hall.
She said her hall’s theme is about what they think is cool at ACU and around Abilene, and their practices include late nights of dancing.
“It’s something so we don’t get bored at the beginning of school, since everybody else is pledging,” Scott said.
Jessica Chisholm, freshman undeclared major from Memphis, Tenn., said Nelson Hall second floor’s theme is “Too Cool for School,” where they sing about learning about college life, swiping cards in Chapel and coming in late for curfew.
“My brother said it was a good way to meet people and I should do it,” Chisholm said.
She said she likes spending time with the women on the hall and that they aren’t practicing too much.
“It’s fun, but I’ll be glad when it’s over,” Chisholm said.