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League Sponsors Class

Theatrical Presentations


Each year Women's League
sponsors four class projects-Frosh This spring, the Blue team won modified to Soph Show Scandals
Weekend, hh , Grlsfor the second year in a row with and from there it evolved into a
Weekend, Soph Show, Junior Girls its presentation of the "Blueshe- coed musical with the assistance
Play and Senior Night. vik Revolution." The Blue skit of the men's organization in the
Held in the spring of the year, showed the winning of the revo- fall of 1957.
freshmen women compete with lution through the efforts of a The Junior Girls Play is the
each other to give the best all- lowly piano player who also won oldest original production on
around campus dance, the heart of the dancer-heroine, campus. It had its beginning over
Originating as a dance drama, Gypsy Rose Blue. fifty years ago when a half dozen
the first Frosh Weekend was pre- Soph Show is another musical junior coeds presented a play in
sented at sunset on Palmer Field production presented as the an- which they depicted various
as a freshman class project. Later nual sophomore class project. members of the senior class.
Assembly and Panhellenic Board Soph Show will present Damon HoerJddntbgno
combined ideas and organized Runyon's "Guys and Dolls as However, JP did not begin to
Frosh Weekend for independent their production for Nov. 16-18. be an annual affair until 1915.
and affiliated women in its pres- Sept. 27, the central committee willhgirls.donned men's clothen
ent form. holda mass meeting for all i-

and presented a musical produc-
tion. The tradition was continued
throughout the 'twenties and on
into the 'thirties. JGP was the
first show to be presented in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Providing seniors with one last
"get-together," Senior Night Cen-
tral Committee invites all senior'
women to dinner and entertain-
ment at the maiden performance
of the JGP.
Determine Attachment
That evening all women come

decorated with their "degree of at-
tachment." Married women blow
out candles, engaged women suck
lemons, pinned women exchange
fraternity pins for safety pins and
unattached women receive a cork
to "keep plugging" after they drop
a penny for every year of their
age in a wishing well.
After reminiscing on their col-
lege experiences, the seniors ad-
journ to the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre to watch the JGP and can
request repeats of their favorite
songs and lines.


Each team carries a theme
which it carries throughout the
entire evening. The teams are
judged on a point system based
on decorations, program, publi-
city, attendance, and floorshow.
The weekend's major event is the
two dances held in the League
Ballroom. The room is divided
into parts one side decorated by
the Maize, the other by the Blue.
There is always much suspense
and excitement until the results
of the judges are announced in
The Daily Sunday morning.

terested second year students.
This last year, the sophomores
produced the Broadway musical
comedy, "The Bells Are Ringing."
Originally similar to the Junior
Girl's Play, Soph Show featured
an all-women's cast. It took the
form of a cabaret type of enter-
tainment usually found in French
taverns, providing an evening of
dancing, card games, various
booths, refreshments and a floor
Modified in 1954
In 1954, the class project was

interested in

POSTER PROMOTION--Behind every successful stage production there are the teams of workers
who made it possible. Although it is natural to think of the stage crew as the people behind the
scenes, the artistic work of posters and scenery design has contributed to Soph Show's successful per-

then join

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Watch for notices in your residence hall

FROSH SHOW--Freshman women rehearse their skits for the
big night of competition, when the Maize and Blue teams will
each present their skits and try for the trophy.


on your dial

CHA CHA CHA-Members of the Soph Show east last year became rather proficient at the cha
cha as it was part of the musical dance routines. The second-year students last year presented "The
Bells Are Ringing," the Broadway hit, and this fall will put on another standard musical hit, Damon
Runyon's "Guys and Dolls."

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