Sing Song auditions will begin this week, and class and club acts are calling all hopefuls to bring their best Sing Song faces to the stage.
ACU’s 57th Sing Song production is well underway with class and social clubs acts mostly auditioning using a virtual first-come, first-serve sign-up.
The women’s social club Ko Jo Kai’s act will be led by senior elementary education major, Keslie Bernard. Bernard said it is a many girls try to score a spot in the act.
“Our audition process isn’t really an audition,” Bernard said. “We usually send out an email and the first one hundred girls to reply are the ones that get in. Then we start a waiting list and girls will get to join if anyone drops out.”
For some class acts, like the three-year reigning champion senior class, director Nick Tatum also said it is always a challenge to cut it down to only one hundred people.
“There are no tryouts, but we have people fill out an online application,” Tatum said. “We choose based off of attitude and enthusiasm, not musical ability.”
Director of the freshman act, Ethan Alexander, a worship ministry major from Fort Worth, said he is expecting many people to come to tryouts.
“There have been a lot of people who want to try out,” Alexander. “A lot of people come up to me and say stuff like, ‘I’m not a good singer,’ or ‘I’m to shy, but I really want to do Sing Song.’ We’re making the audition process as fun as possible by letting people try out in groups and having them sing whatever they want. We just want everyone who wants to be involved to actually be involved.”
Though Sing Song season does not officially begin until next year, the class and club acts have made it clear: the competition begins now.
“We are feeling pretty confident”, said Alexander. “We know that Nick Tatum has quite a reputation around here for commanding Sing Song. Me and my co-director, Kirk, have watched a lot of past Sing Song YouTube videos. We like to call ‘game film.’ We know what we have to do to win, and now it’s just about executing.”
For those on the fence about participating in this years Sing Song show, director of student productions Tom Craig said, “Sing Song is a great experience, one you will remember for the rest of your life. Every ACU student should experience Sing Song at least once in their ACU career.”