By Kelsi Peace, Features Editor
Students interested in participating in Freshman Follies, which will take place Sept. 29-30, can now sign up with their halls to participate in the residence hall acts in this year’s “What’s Next?” themed event.
Freshman Follies is a showcase of the talents of the freshman class, including musical acts from each residence hall floor and individual acts.
Kendall Massey, Freshman Follies director, said each hall is responsible for electing a student director.
All student directors will meet Sept. 15 and must have the name of their act, a T-shirt design, lyrics, music and a participant list, Massey said.
Alyssia Ambrose, sophomore education major from Killeen, directed the Nelson First act last year.
“We practiced once a week, and it was not enough,” said Ambrose, who suggested having at least two practices a week.
Ambrose also said she would urge this year’s directors to take charge from the beginning.
Students who are not interested in participating in a hall act can get involved in the video that is shown between acts.
Massey said there will be an interview Thursday, and students can sign up at his office. To participate in the video, students do not need to have acting experience. They must simply show up and be willing to put together a quality video.
Tryouts for solo acts took place last week, and participation was lower than expected, Massey said.
“It’s been one of our busiest years,” Massey said, who felt it has been more difficult to release information about Follies.
Massey said freshmen should participate because they’ll have fun and get to know people, and students may regret not getting involved when it’s over.
Ambrose said she agrees with Massey’s sentiments and said because of Follies, she got to know girls on both ends of her hall instead of just her neighbors.
Follies will also feature a dance team, which students can audition for Tuesday in Cullen Auditorium. Last year’s dance team did an interpretive dance to Coldplay’s “Fix You” and was a big hit at the event.
Large chorus, which will begin practice Monday in the Hilton Room at 6:30 p.m., does not require an audition.