ACU will host its 49th annual Freshmen Follies event on Friday and Saturday in Cullen Auditorium.
Freshman Follies falls on Family Weekend during which students and families can come to see the freshmen compete in a lip sync and dance competition. Even though Follies is a smaller performance than Sing Song, which takes place in February, the students put together a showcase in the four weeks of school starting.
There are a total of 10 hall acts performed by students that represent the dorms of Mabee, Gardner, Sikes, Edwards, and Nelson. Following these performances, there are a few talent acts that students have put together themselves.
One of the hall act leaders who is a freshman, Clark Sullivan, said he has seen just a glimpse of the acts and is super excited to see how they turn out next week. He also said some of the roles of the leadership team are essential to getting the show running.
“I love the opportunity that I have to make a ton of new friends and get to know a lot of my peers that I otherwise might not have gotten a chance to get to know,” Sullivan said. “I also enjoy the organization aspect of the job and getting to put together a show.”
Freshman Follies leadership tasks include running rehearsals, advising acts and managing the movements in the show.
The Hall Acts team are in constant communication with the directors and participants distributing rules and approving music, dance, and costumes. Another form of leadership is the business team, and they deal with selling tickets and merchandise.
Another sophomore leader, Allison Skelton who participated in Follies last year said she loved the experience of being a leader.
“From my position as a leader, I have loved getting to guide and pour into the freshman that are on my team,” Skelton said. “Being a part of this is so special and I love getting to share this experience with them and walk them through the early weeks of their freshman year.”
Students and parents can buy their tickets now on http://acustupro.com.