Freshman halls are adding the finishing touches for their Freshman Follies performances as part of Family Weekend.
As one of the biggest freshman classes begin to build their sets, design their costumes and rally their peers, it is clear that Freshman Follies is ready to hit the stage as “Silver Screen Showcase,” a theme based off of a movie awards ceremony.
Tom Craig, director of student activities and productions, said that this show is bigger than in years past due to the increased number of hall acts.
“We have a show that is chalked full of all kinds of crazy, fun, exciting stage numbers,” Craig said. “We expect full houses for each show.”
With the constant hustle and bustle building up for the show, co-chair Logan Owens, freshman English major from Spring, said he is excited to bring the halls together and perform a show that unites the freshman class.
“It’s about bringing the freshman class together in a way that is enjoyable for everyone to watch,” Owens said. “Just come to have a good time, and they’ll have a great time.”
Owens and other backstage directors said this year’s Freshman Follies has really rallied the halls together and placed a sense of community between the acts and crew.
Anna Hornell, a freshman kinesiology major from Fort Worth, serves as co-chair of the production and backstage crew. Hornell said she is most excited about building the relationships within the crew that she is working with.
The shows premiere Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. A special pre-showing will be on Thursday night at 7 p.m. for a reduced price. Tickets are $10 during Family Weekend.