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It’s the end of the world! Orpheus turns doom to comedy

Posted: Nov 01, 2012

Orpheus Variety Show Main
During their annual Variety Show, Orpheus proved, once again, that singing isn’t their only talent.
“It’s the end of the world as we know it.” A rather dismal idea for a show, but Orpheus Choir successfully transformed it into comedy.

During their annual variety show, Orpheus Choir pulled out all the stops, performing everything from pop songs and comedy sketches to dance numbers. Consisting of 69 members, Orpheus proved, once again, that singing isn’t their only talent.

“It’s just a variety of short acts and numbers designed to brighten people’s day,” Kyle Hance, president of Orpheus Choir said.

Students enjoy the humor and the quality of the show, but they aren’t the only audience members. Also in attendance were faculty, staff, community members and several Orpheus alumni.

Audience favorites included a glow-in-the-dark dance routine, hilarious You-Tube personalities coming to life on stage, an original song by sophomore Ashley Sarver and a satirical newscast, “Olivet Update” by Wesley Taylor and David Rice.

Dr. Bowling makes it a point to attend every year, and often gets pulled in as a performer. This year, a cardboard cut-out in his likeness made a cameo.

“I think it’s good for the student body to get together, relax and enjoy a funny show,” Lillian Guenseth, Orpheus member said.

Determined to up the ante, choir members are already planning ahead for next year’s performance. That show is sure to be the best one yet — unless, of course, this really is “the end of the world as we know it.”
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Percentage of Olivet freshmen who achieved ACT composite scores of 30 or higher (4% achieve this nationally)