Spring Sing rewinds the clock

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The 49th-annual Spring Sing production is traveling back in time with performances from Oklahoma Christian University (OC) social service clubs March 2-4.

Spring Sing is a longstanding university tradition, bringing together clubs, the freshman class, and hosts and hostess performers on a stage of friendly musical competition. The theme for the 2017 production is “Rewind the Clock.”

Executive director David Paul Kritz, a senior from Coffeyville, Kansas, contemplated various concepts before deciding on a 90s theme. He said his goal is to allow both current OC students and audience members of all ages to reflect on fond memories from the 90s.

“My biggest hope is that this show will throw everyone back to a time they enjoyed, whether that was early childhood or early retirement,” Kritz said. “The 90s were years that created things we can all look forward to experiencing once more – this time under the lights of the Spring Sing stage.”

Each year, Spring Sing is put together by a student-led executive committee and individual club directors who choreograph each performance, design costumes and write lyrics. A team of hosts and hostesses perform throughout the show between club performances.

Andrea Ochoa, a senior from Houston, will debut as a hostess for Spring Sing 2017.

“I love performing in any setting,” Ochoa said. “I have performed in lots of music department productions at OC, and this was one on my list. I love singing pop music for fun, so I’m really excited to perform it on stage.”

Joining Ochoa as fellow hosts and hostesses are Kendall Allen from Oklahoma City, Faith Fugar from Cypress, Texas, Peter Miller from Decatur, Illinois, Josiah Tie from Malaysia, and Lane Wheeler from Wichita, Kansas.

The show features Alpha Gamma Omega as the Warner Brothers Animaniacs, Delta Gamma Sigma as Space Jam Looney Tunes, the freshman class as the wizards and witches of Harry Potter, Gamma Rho as Cruella De Vil and her 101 Dalmatians, Iota Kappa Phi as Beauty and the Beast, Kappa Sigma Tau as Batman villains Joker and Riddler, Phi Omega Nu as Mulan, Pi Zeta Phi as the Powerpuff Girls, Psi Epsilon as the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, and Theta Theta Theta as Flick and Princess Atta of A Bug’s Life.

OC’s 2017 Spring Sing production also includes a new philanthropic element. During performance week, students and audience members have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction benefitting Stanley Hupfeld Academy.

Spring Sing features three open performances – Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – plus a show for OC’s faculty, staff, and families on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available online for $15.50/$17.50 each.

Oklahoma Christian is ranked as one of the best universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report. A recent study rated Oklahoma Christian as one of the best higher education values in Oklahoma, citing the university’s low net price combined with OC graduates’ high starting salaries.

OC offers undergraduate programs in more than 80 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, computer science, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies.