Spring Sing participants award $6K to local charities

April 15, 2017 | Spring Sing | Theatre |

Thousands of students and hundreds of faculty and production crew members came together to perform Spring Sing 2017, “Curtain Up!” The show comprised eight different shows that featured a number of themes. After performances April 13-15, judges collaborated to announce the winners in individual categories and overall. Total, clubs awarded $6,000 to chosen charities. The results were as follows:

Music
3rd runner-up — Everything’s Coming Up Rosie (Chi Omega Pi, Zeta Pi Zeta, Iota Chi, Shantih & friends)
2nd runner-up — The Ups and Downs of Delivery (Chi Sigma Alpha, Regina, Sigma Phi Mu & friends)
1st runner-up — Chicken Fillet: The Moo-Sical (Delta Gamma Rho, Omega Phi & friends)
WINNER — Christmas with the Cousins (TNT, Zeta Rho & friends)

Staging
3rd runner-up — 1929 (Delta Nu & friends)
2nd runner-up — Christmas with the Cousins (TNT, Zeta Rho & friends)
1st runner-up — Tie between Chicken Fillet: The Moo-Sical (Delta Gamma Rho, Omega Phi & friends) and The Ups and Downs of Delivery (Chi Sigma Alpha, Regina, Sigma Phi Mu & friends)
WINNER — Rock the Boat (Ju Go Ju, Ko Jo Kai, Sub T-16 & friends)

Visuals
3rd runner-up — Tie between 1929 (Delta Nu & friends) and Christmas with the Cousins (TNT, Zeta Rho & friends)
2nd runner-up — The Ups and Downs of Delivery (Chi Sigma Alpha, Regina, Sigma Phi Mu & friends)
1st runner-up — Chicken Fillet: The Moo-Sical (Delta Gamma Rho, Omega Phi & friends)
WINNER — Rock the Boat (Ju Go Ju, Ko Jo Kai, Sub T-16 & friends)

Entertainment
3rd runner-up — The Whole Kilt and Caboodle (GATA, Chi Kappa Rho, Phi Kappa Delta & friends)
2nd runner-up — The Ups and Downs of Delivery (Chi Sigma Alpha, Regina, Sigma Phi Mu & friends)
1st runner-up — Christmas with the Cousins (TNT, Zeta Rho & friends)
WINNER — Tie between Chicken Fillet: The Moo-Sical (Delta Gamma Rho, Omega Phi & friends) and Rock the Boat (Ju Go Ju, Ko Jo Kai, Sub T-16 & friends)

Spirit Award — Everything’s Coming up Rosie (Chi Omega Pi, Zeta Pi Zeta, Iota Chi, Shantih & friends)

John H. Ryan Sweepstakes Award
3rd runner-up — The Ups and Downs of Delivery (Chi Sigma Alpha, Regina, Sigma Phi Mu & friends awarded a $600 donation to Kids First)
2nd runner-up — Christmas with the Cousins (TNT, Zeta Rho & friends awarded an $800 donation to White County Aging Program)
1st runner-up — Rock the Boat (Ju Go Ju, Ko Jo Kai, Sub T-16 & friends awarded a $1,000 donation to Sunshine School)
WINNER — Chicken Fillet: The Moo-Sical (Delta Gamma Rho, Omega Phi & friends awarded a $2,000 donation to Hope Cottage)

Four remaining club shows each received $400 for the following charities:
Delta Nu & friends; 1929; Friends for Life
The Whole Kilt and Caboodle; GATA, Phi Kappa Delta & friends; Searcy Children’s Home
Everything’s Coming Up Rosie; Chi Omega Pi, Iota Chi, Shantih, Zeta Pi Zeta & friends; Jacob’s Place
Woodside Story; Pi Theta Phi, Gama Sigma Phi & friends; Special Olympics

This year’s Spring Sing performance was dedicated to Blake Hunter, a former Spring Sing host, ensemble member, club show director, show choreographer and theatre student who passed away in 2016.

“Blake was a theatre major who loved performing — who loved people, especialy children, and loved his God,” Dr. Steve Frye said. “He will always be a part of the theatre family at Harding University.”

His parents, Steve and Dedra, presented the first Blake Hunter Memorial Theatre Scholarship to Katt Stinnett in the amount of $4,000.

The 2018 Spring Sing theme will be “Heroes and Villains.”

“I promise you it will be explosive,” Frye said.

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