By Marisa Rodriguez
Tonight, Program Council hosts their annual student competition, Sing Song, in McFarlin Auditorium at 8 p.m. Sing Song is a student competition that has been a tradition at SMU for almost thirty years. On campus organizations form teams that will perform a mini musical based on an overarching theme decided by Program Council.
For this year’s theme, Program Council has chosen Stories. Competitors will write and perform skits that revolve around characters from classic fairytales or stories and add a modern flair. According to Program Council, attendees just might find out what happens when happily ever after ends. Previous themes have included Earth, Pop Icons, All-American Road Trip, among others.
The groups that made the cut this year are Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Chi, Chi Omega and Beta Theta Pi, Gamma Phi Beta and Company, Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Alpha Order. The stories that will be recreated by each group are Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aladdin, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.
Just like last year, Program Council started the competition with a photo “like” contest on Facebook. Each team posed for photos relating to their stories and the team with the most likes will get extra points. Currently, Chi Omega and Beta Theta Pi are in the lead but you have until 5 p.m. today to vote for your favorite group!
Per usual, groups have been putting in countless hours each week to rehearse and perfect their skits. Last years winners, Theta Tau and Lyle Engineering, aren’t in the competition this year so it’s anybody’s game.