A Night in New York with AΣT
Alpha Sigma Tau (AΣT) brought the city that never sleeps to Frostburg on Thursday, March 5, with Broadway performances like no other featuring gentlemen from a variety of on-campus student organizations. The free event was organized by AΣT’s programming chair, Cecylia Morrison, and sponsored by the SGA. Morrison is extremely proud of everyone who worked so hard to put on a good show. She is also thankful for the staff at the Lane Center who worked hard to make it happen. This event meant a lot to her and she cannot express how grateful she is to everyone who came out for the event, she said.
Morrison kicked off the event by introducing herself and then handing the grand opening of the show to the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau. The sisters came out in matching glitter letters that went along with the theme of fabulous New York City. “I Feel Pretty,” a classic musical number from “West Side Story,” was instantly a crowd-pleaser. The ladies then channeled their inner Christina Aguilera with a dance to the song “Show Me How You Burlesque.” Morrison returned to the stage after the opening to introduce the judging panel. The panel consisted of Kathi Perkins, an AΣT advisor; Kylie Lowman, AΣT’s off campus senator; Robert Cooper, the Director of Student Activities and Greek Life; and Megan Grimm, AΣT’s student body representative. The winning team wins a $100 cash prize and free entrance to AΣT’s Crush dance on Saturday.
Act One was titled “Frostburg’s Finest,” and this is when the various Broadway performances that men from all different organizations had been practicing were put in the spotlight. Before each performance, the audience saw a video that showed the journey the guys took before hitting the big stage. Scene one featured gentlemen from Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Five brothers from the fraternity danced and lip-synced to classic Disney hits from “The Lion King,” such as “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” and “Circle of Life.” Scene two featured gentlemen from the FSU men’s swim team, and they were especially thankful for their coach, Nicole Harris. Harris clearly did a great job, because the crowd loved the team’s take on “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Disney’s “Mulan.” Scene three featured the gentlemen from Pi Lambda Phi with their incredible take on “Annie.” The brothers began with the classic version of “Hard Knock Life,” and half way through, they switched it to Jay Z’s version, but at the end, they returned to the original song. Scene four featured the gentlemen of Tau Kappa Epsilon, who took it back to the “High School Musical” days. The men did a fantastic job at getting their head in the game for their musical number, “Get’cha Head in The Game.” Each scene kept getting better, and scene five did not disappoint as the ending to the Broadway performances. FSU’s men’s football team became the T-Birds for a night and amazed the crowd. The group started off with “Summer Nights,” switched it up with “Greased Lightning” and ended it with a return to “Summer Nights.”
Act one came to a close and it was time for the judges to deliberate. Shannon Farley, AΣT’s philanthropy chair, introduced to the crowd one of AΣT’s national philanthropies, Habitat For Humanity. Farley shared that an alumnae is currently working with Habitat and that the sisters of AΣT are working with the Western Maryland chapter. Habitat for Humanity means a lot to the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau, and the ladies collected donations after the event. To learn more about what you can do to help with Habitat for Humanity, visit Habitat for Humanity’s international website or Allegany County’s Habitat website.
Though the judges’ deliberation was probably a tough one, the winner was revealed and FSU’s football team would be heading to AΣT’s Crush dance with $100 cash to split between the four. Congratulations to Joe Guididas, Lyle Fugate, Brian Taylor and Austin Whitcomb for winning AΣT’s “A Night In New York.” You can watch the winning performance here.