Sing Song is back for some fun in the sun. The “Sing Song Vacation” theme will give fans a two-and-a-half hour break from the busyness of their lives to relax under a beach umbrella. Crowds will fill Moody Coliseum to watch the 10 social clubs and six mixed voices acts perform.
“This show is all about fun,” said Tom Craig, director of student productions. “We’re trying to give people a break from all the stresses of the day-to-day.”
The six hosts and hostesses will perform hit songs by the Go-Go’s, Chicago and the Beach Boys, among others, each of which will have a direct relation to the theme.
Craig said the talents of the hosts and hostesses have meshed and blended together extremely well, and the variety of musical styles will make for a very entertaining show.
“They’re going to give us some great shows,” he said. “They’re looking really good.”
Craig said the upstage acts will also have a greater emphasis on creatively relating their performances to “Vacation.”
“On Friday night, the judging category is originality,” Craig said. “The theme element in the originality category is weighted more heavily. Elements like creativity in general went down for connection in theme to go up.”
Saturday night’s show sold out on Wednesday. The Saturday afternoon show is expected to fill up 80 percent of the available seats, about 3,700, in Moody, and about 2,000 people will see the Friday night show.
The winners of the men’s voice, women’s voice and mixed voice categories will be announced at the end of the final show on Saturday. Each winning group will receive $1,000 for the charity it chooses before the shows.
The Friday night show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $16. The Saturday afternoon show will begin at 2 p.m. and tickets cost $18. The Saturday night performance, which will begin at 8 p.m., is sold out.
Next year’s Sing Song theme will be “What About Love?” because the first night of shows will be on Valentine’s Day.