Pigskin offers chance for encore

Sing Alliance performs at a dress rehearsal for this year’s Pigskin. Pigskin is an annual event at Baylor that features the top performers from the previous year’s Sing competition. The event, which takes place during Homecoming weekend, is generally regarded as a more relaxed affair than the competitive All-University Sing.
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For All-University Sing 2011, The ladies of Pi Beta Phi perform “Welcome to your 80s, Ladies,” a comedic spoof of life in a nursing home. The act earned first place for the sorority.
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By Rachel Ambelang
Staff Writer

The opening act of Pigskin Revue is always one way for crowds to generate excitement for the homecoming festivities ahead, and this year has participants and viewers alike looking forward to a weekend of talented musicians, colorful costumes and sleek choreography.

Pigskin features the top eight performances from last spring’s All-University Sing, a Broadway-style competition between groups who have spent months choreographing their musical numbers for the judges.

“I think it’s going to be a very, very electrifying performance,” Ennis senior Matt Howerton said. “Pigskin, I think, people enjoy even more than Sing because it’s the best; there’s a lot of talent. We have a diversified group of acts.”

Pigskin offers a relaxed environment for teams to display their acts one last time before beginning to plan for next spring’s Sing.

The eight groups to perform are Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Omega & Phi Kappa Chi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Sing Alliance in addition to Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Omega Tau, and Delta Delta Delta, who were the top three teams from last spring, winning first, second, third respectively.

Last year’s top act, Pi Beta Phi, is one of the most anticipated performances with their idea “Welcome to Your 80s, Ladies.”

Howerton anticipates everyone having a fantastic time and said, “Every alumni will be gripping their chair.”

Pigskin continues at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. at Waco Hall, and on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

Jessica Foreman contributed to this article.