Friday, February 1, 2013

Fireside hosts a mix of performances

By Petey Brown
Arts & Entertainment Editor

The sisters of the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) selected acts for the acoustic/coffee shop show called Fireside, which will take have two sets on Feb. 8 and 9 at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Common Room.

“There are many more and different types of people interested this year than any other year in being a part of the show,” said Fireside Co-Chair and SAI sister Jessica Ingvalson.

The auditions took place Jan. 25-26 in the Phi Mu Alpha room in the Toner basement. Prospective performances were judged 
by five students and two SMU faculty mem-
bers.  Each show will have 12 acts per set.  

“The acts that tried out involved a lot more people than the normal two to three people acts,” said SAI sister Kalinn Bangasser.  “Some acts that tried out had five or more people, which was very cool to see.” 

The tradition of pie being served at intermission will continue, offering audience members French silk and apple pie.  

“French silk is always the crowd favorite,” Bangasser said.  “The pie makes our show unique and different from other shows on campus. Fireside is dessert and a show.” 

The 15 student members of the women’s fraternity SAI and two faculty advisers will put on the ninth annual Fireside with the help of the men’s fraternity Phi Mu Alpha.

“The show has been getting better every year,” Ingvalson said.  “Come out for a great night of music and pie.”

Preshow tickets will go on sale Feb. 4-8 in the Toner Center at the bottom of the cafeteria stairs during the lunch and dinner meal hours. Tickets cost $6 before the show and $7 at the door.  

“Buy your tickets early because we sold out last year and you don’t want to miss out on a great show,” said Bangasser.  

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