50th Annual Pigskin Revue Showcases Talent During Homecoming WeekendOct. 29, 2008
by Lauren Venegas, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
Students, alumni and members of the Baylor University family will fill the on-campus auditorium of Waco Hall to see Pigskin Revue, showcasing the top eight acts from All University Sing in a Broadway style song and dance show.
Pigskin will begin Thursday, Oct. 30, with a performance at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall. On Friday, Oct. 31, the shows will take place at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The final performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Each evening's performance will be hosted by Blair Browning, a 1995 Baylor alumnus and assistant professor in communication studies.
The acts invited to perform during Pigskin include Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma/Kappa Sigma, Kappa Omega Tau, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Chi and Pi Beta Phi.
During All University Sing, a Baylor tradition that allows student organizations to showcase their musical talents and dancing skills, first place was awarded to Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Sigma, a sorority and fraternity who joined as a team to perform "On The Town!," a vibrant and colorful act set in a 1940s sailor and swing dancing theme. The act also earned "Best Choreography" by the People's Choice Awards.
Second place was awarded to Kappa Omega Tau's "From the Bayou to the Big Easy," who travel from the Louisiana swamps to the bright lights of New Orleans.
The third place act of "Ain't No Chain" helps the audience realize that the men of Phi Kappa Chi won't be locked behind bars without freedom for long in Cell Block 9. The People's Choice award of "Best Vocals" was also given to Phi Kappa Chi.
Other People's Choice Awards for Pigskin contenders are Phi Gamma Delta with two awards of "Best Music Selection" and "Best Theme Development" in their act of "In Our Yellow Submarine." The act of "'Twas the Day After Christmas" by women of Delta Delta Delta was awarded "Best Costumes."
Tickets for the Thursday night performance are available by calling the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office at (254) 710-3210. All other shows are sold out.
A few special presentations also will be made during the Pigskin performances. The Baylor Chamber of Commerce will announce the Homecoming Queen and her court during Thursday's club night performance.
The Baylor Alumni Association will honor the Outstanding Young Alumni in a special presentation at the 6:30 p.m. performance on Friday, Oct. 31. Dr. Ali Azizzadeh of Houston; Dr. Tina Payne Bryson of San Marino, Calif.; Collin J. Cox, of Houston; Kimberly Hightower of McGregor; and David Phelps of Culleoka, Tenn. will all be recognized.
Pigskin Revue was established in 1958 by Marie Mathis, director of the Student Union Building who also founded All University Sing, as a way to increase the quality of Sing acts and to showcase winners from the previous year. The top eight Sing acts are awarded $1,000 in prize money and invited back to showcase their performance during Homecoming weekend.
Baylor student organizations have already begun preparations for All University Sing 2008, which will be held Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-28. Tickets will be available to students, faculty and staff Jan. 22 and open to the general public Jan. 23.
For more information regarding Pigskin Revue or All University Sing, please contact the department of student activities at (254) 710-2371.