An 81-year SMU tradition carries on tomorrow night in McFarlin Auditorium. The Pigskin Revue, an annual vaudeville show, is held every year on the Friday night before homecoming.
Past performers at the event include Cheryl Tiegs, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Hope and Aaron Spelling (90210) produced the show in his time at SMU.
The show will be this Friday night at 8:15 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets are free for the SMU community and available at the Mane Desk or at the door at 7:30 p.m. and will feature performances from students and the SMU band.
“The show this year follows the Homecoming theme: Dynamic Duos. We have adapted to the new Commons system and for the first time, students will get commons cup points for attending Pigskin Revue,” said student producer Matthew Bruemmer.
The reason behind the show is really to showcase all the talent that SMU is home to and to provide them with a platform to perform. It also provides a great opportunity for alumni who have headed back to campus for homecoming to feel welcomed back with something comforting that they recognize.
“For anyone who has never attended the revue – come check it out. You will enjoy yourself,” said director Don Hopkins. The show provides an evening showcasing the talents of the SMU campus and getting the audience into the homecoming spirit.