October 8, 2009
Oh, the follies of being a freshmen in college. From community bathrooms to impromptu social activities, freshmen year is full of first-time experiences that are both ridiculous and fun. At Oklahoma Baptist University, one such experience is the freshman talent show, Freshmen Follies, presented by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
The free performance takes place in OBU's Raley Chapel Potter Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend.
The theme for this year's Freshmen Follies is "faux pas." A "faux pas" is anything that is a social blunder - any kind of slip in etiquette or manners.
"This particular theme was chosen solely on the basis that everyone can relate to it," said senior Molly Jeffers, co-director of the show with senior Katie Dominguez. "We felt that each person in the audience could, at some point in their lives, recall a time that they did something incredibly awkward and embarrassing but, at the same time, hilarious."
The show will feature six musical acts ranging from Karlie Clifford's rendition of Feist's "1, 2, 3, 4," to Cameron Kesler and Blake Compton's version of Kanye West's "Heartless." Between acts, freshman emcees will entertain the crowd through comedic skits poking fun at all things faux pas. After each skit and each act, the stage band will perform popular songs of the past and present to keep the crowd entertained.
"Every year CAB works very hard to put on quality and unique performances to entertain the OBU community," Jeffers said. "The freshmen who have tried out for acts and emcees have been working very hard to produce a great show. Katie and I feel that this is yet another show that will be something not only OBU faculty, staff, and students should come see, but their friends and family as well."