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Scandals From Behind The Scenes


How Scandals comes together to keep audiences pleased annually. The acts, and people behind them, that keep Scandals a campus favorite.

Nothing can explain the rush that goes through a Scandals performer’s body when the announcer says, “Join the women of [insert sorority here] and the men of [insert fraternity here]” and the audience beings to cheer. After practicing the moves, learning the songs and working on the lines, the time has come. Hearts are pounding, the sweat is dripping and the facials are on. Performing in Scandals is an experience unlike any other. The University of Oklahoma has been blessed with a large number of tremendously talented Greek individuals. Trust me, the shows are worth the $20.

This year, I had the opportunity to perform with my sorority onstage for the first time. There is so much more to Scandals than just performing. While preparing for the show, lifelong friendships were made. People broke out of their comfort zones and tried something new. Those who had never performed before were opened to a whole new world. Sure the practices were hard, but it all paid off in the end.

One of the best parts of Scandals is getting to watch everyone’s acts during dress rehearsal. For months, six acts worked their butts off in preparation for the show. The six acts were: Camp Arrowhead with Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Tau Omega; The Emperor’s New Groove with Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon; House of Stone with Delta Delta Delta and Beta Theta Pi; Sherlock Holmes with Alpha Phi, Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Nu; Spellbound with Chi Omega and the Brothers Under Christ; 1789 with Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Upsilon.

Each show was amazing! I laughed my head off through the Emperor’s New Groove, fell in love with Camp Arrowhead’s acapella, and fan-girled over David Borum’s voice in 1789. I was in awe of House of Stone’s vocals and their lead, Macey Flowers, loved Spellbound’s choreography and had chills through our “Bottom Of The River” performance.

There are around 50 people who are the real stars of Scandals. Their names are not printed in a book and they do not receive trophies, but they deserve some praise. That would be the Campus Activities Council Scandals cast. They are the reason the show runs so smoothly from production to skits, vocal directing to dancing onstage, coordinating the judges to singing between acts, spirit staff to liaisons and so much more. Although they do not receive any recognition, they pour their hearts and souls into Scandals. So, thank you Scandals Exec!

Nothing compares to the Scandals experience. There is just something about watching students from all over the Greek community come together to make such an amazing production. Friendships are created that probably would not have happened otherwise. Barriers are broken and miracles happen. Dreams, that people never thought possible, come true all thanks to this wonderful thing we call Scandals. 

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