Traditions Showcase mixes fun with spirituality



    With orientation, entertainment is always well mixed with a bit of instruction. And the Traditions Showcase follows this tradition well.

    “This showcase demonstrates a lot of things that are offered to students,” said Suzy Sprunger, director of the showcase.

    A student volunteer and participant in the showcase, Garrett Anderson a junior from Normal, Ill., majoring in geography said, “The showcase is a song and dance format. In the past it’s been the highest rated program. It’s a big show that’s fun to watch.”

    The Traditions Showcase is built around Tevye, a character from the play, “Fiddler on the Roof.”

    Sprunger explained, “In the play Tevye sings about traditions. The idea for this showcase also came from a speech given by Jeffrey R. Holland about how we are like the fiddler. Our lives are just as precarious as the fiddler’s position on the roof. We need to find balance in our lives like the fiddler finds balance on the roof.”

    Sprunger also added, “Something that I like about the show is that there are a lot of quotes from prophets. It’s not only a good time but a very spiritual experience.”

    Among the groups performing in this extravaganza are Living Legends, Cougarettes, Folk and Ballroom dance teams. The Traditions Showcase begins at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Marriott Center, and it is open to the public.

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