Students have opportunity to flaunt abilities in Cavorts

Tony Gorder

Tony Gorder

SDSU has talent. For proof, look no further than Cavorts, the annual school-wide talent show consisting of students competing for cash prizes.

“I am stoked for this year’s show,” said University Program Council showcase coordinator Jada Joseph, a sophomore music merchandising major.

The University Program Council (UPC) sponsored show will be held in the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. The doors open at 7 p.m., and the performances are expected to last two hours.

Tryouts were held Sept. 17 at the Fishback Studio. Any SDSU student was able to try out.

Five judges from the UPC viewed the acts and ranked them on a 10-point scale based on creativity, originality, showmanship and overall performance, picking the highest scoring acts to be in the show.

“This year, we have everything from tap dancing, acting and singing,” said Joseph.

One performer is Brittany Welk, a junior consumer affairs major, who is singing “I Wonder” by Kelli Pickler.

“I have been singing since I was very little, and so when I heard there was a talent show on campus, I jumped at the chance to audition,” said Welk. “I was actually in Cavorts last year, and it was an amazing experience, so I’m so excited to be able to perform for a second year in a row.”

Doug Sahr, a senior communications studies and theater major is a part of Cavorts for the first time. He and Julia Owens, a senior theater and speech communications double major, are performing “The Song That Goes Like This” from Monty Python’s Spamalot.

“I saw Cavorts last year and thought it was pretty cool,” said Sahr. “With the help of my friend, Julia, we got an idea last spring and wanted to perform it for Cavorts. So we got together the week before and put something together.”

“I just want to have as much fun as I can while performing at Cavorts, and I hope, in turn, the audience has fun watching us,” said Owens.

Playing guitar and singing his own songs, Kyle Beck, a senior media production major, is performing for his third time.

“The first year was to prove that I could perform with the other acts that were there, because they were very good. The next year I had a song that I really liked and wanted to perform. This year, I’m doing it because it will probably be my last chance to really perform,” said Beck.

Even though he has performed three times before, Beck said he still gets nervous.

“No matter how comfortable I feel, I always feel a little nervous, and that’s good,” said Beck. “It means that you care.”

“Every year, there are many great acts that audition, and it’s fun to see all the amazing talent that SDSU has to offer,” said Joseph. “There were so many amazing acts that auditioned that it’s going to be a very close call for who wins first place. I look forward to seeing everyone at the show.”

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