The 44th annual production of Freed-Hardeman University’s Makin’ Music, will be streamed live Friday and Saturday, April 9-10. The theme for this year’s show is “Some Things Never Change.”
Last year’s show was abruptly cancelled when the COVID-19 nightmare began, ending the semester early. Students decided to perform that show in its unfinished state so that parents, alumni and friends could get a glimpse of what had been planned. This year’s show, Makin’ Music personnel say, “will be nothing like that.” Given the likelihood of having to utilize live streaming again, the staff planned for that eventuality. They promise a polished performance utilizing professional lighting and sound.
“Last year, we had such short notice that the only way we could have a show was to stream it,” Makin’ Music producer Tony Allen, said. “We quickly put on stage what we had at that point. Much to our surprise, thousands watched it. We began this year knowing it could happen again, so we are much, much better prepared for a live stream show.”
Four clubs will vie for the sweepstakes trophy: Chi Beta Chi, Phi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Rho and Xi Chi Delta. All three performances will be judged and winners will be announced Saturday evening.
“Makin’ Music is a nearly 50 year tradition at Freed-Hardeman. Thousands of students have participated in this annual rite of spring. I hope alumni, families and friends will take this opportunity to invite this year’s event into their living rooms. I believe they will be impressed with the talent of our students and the quality of this production,” FHU President David R. Shannon said.
Entertaining during the opening, closing and interludes will be a group of six students. They are: Brooks Jackson, a junior Bible major from Florence, Alabama; Caleb Johnson, a senior history major from Pinson, Tennessee; Maggie Nash, a junior social work major from Jackson, Tennessee; Anna Roberson, a senior psychology and child and family services major from Fulton, Mississippi; Mandy Stinson, a senior nursing major from Lavergne, Tennessee; and Annalise Williamson, a sophomore arts and humanities major from Salem, Oregon.
Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm and Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm. Pay-per-view tickets are $45 for the Friday night and Saturday afternoon shows and $60 for the Saturday evening show. All three performances may be purchased for $75. A code, which will work on one device, will be provided at the time of purchase. A digital program is included in the purchase. The pay-per-view may be purchased at https://www.fhu.edu/campuslife/sociallife/makinmusic.
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