SING! ’24: Dreamworks Catches the Audience

Ethan Wilcox March 7, 2024

Pike performing “Cat in the Hat”, photo by Asin Allavudeen

Ocean State Job Lot donates bulk of goods for effort

On Saturday, March 2nd, Southwestern students tuned in to see the live performances of SU fraternities and sororities “SING!”. Put on by Student Activities, Emma Williams ‘24 and Abigail Skelton ‘25 opened the show and welcomed the audience to SING! 2024. This competition pits Greek Life groups against each other to come up with and perform a short musical act based on a common theme. This year, frats and sororities were challenged with recreating popular movies from Dreamworks Studios, including The Cat in the HatFlushed AwayTrollsShrekPuss in Boots, and The Bee Movie. All events were hosted by Aleena Khan ‘24 and Coordinator of Student Activities, Evan Alexander.

First to perform was the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, colloquially known as Pike. They chose to recreate a skit based on Cat in the Hat, the famous Dr. Seuss book and movie. In the skit, narrated by Damien Morales ‘25, the Cat in the Hat stole “Monstrance”, the famous statue outside of the library, to which many students offer tributes for better grades. It was up to the Pike fraternity to rescue it from the Cat and his many “Things”.

Up next was the Kappa Alpha Order, who picked Flushed Away as their movie of choice. The entire act was centered around a rat getting assigned to Ruter, and then being flushed down the toilet to join the magical “Ruteropolis” which was headed by a mysterious country-accented suit-wearing man named Brit Ratz, a pun on Dean Brit Katz’s name and a play on the term “Ruter Rats”. The term is used commonly around campus, with one definition referring to Ruter residents.