By Julia Eckardt
After Dark, Baylor’s annual variety show, will take place at 8 p.m. today and Saturday night in Waco Hall.
Tickets to the event, which was organized by the department of student activities, are $10 for Baylor students and $14 for non-students.
This year marks the first time in the history of After Dark that there will be two nights of shows.
“We wanted families to be able to make their own schedules,” Mathis said, “After Dark is one of the first big productions of the school year and a great opportunity for students to showcase their talent.”
More than 40 acts auditioned for the show, and 11 of those were selected to perform.
“We’re looking for variety and confidence,” said Cheryl Mathis, assistant director of campus programs.
To narrow the acts to a final set list, members of Student Productions deliberated amongst themselves to select performances they believed would make the most dynamic show.
“If there were eight singers who were amazing and only one magician, we would pick two of the singers and the magician just to have the variety,” said Mary Margaret Hambuchen, executive producer of After Dark.
This year there will be a diverse range of performances including singers, dancers, instrumental performances and even a yodeler.
One participant in the show, Fort Worth senior Madison Adams, will be using the platform to hone her skills as a pageant contestant.
“As with every performance I just hope that the crowd is entertained,” Adams said “I try to secure any opportunity that I can to improve my talent and stage presence to improve my chance at doing extraordinarily well at Miss Texas in July.”
For more information about After Dark, please visit the university’s Student Productions website.