Varieties performances are this weekend


The skit, "A Turn in Time," is one of the finalists selected to perform in Varieties this weekend. Submitted photo.

ISU students will show off their talents Feb. 21 and 22 during the 2014 Varieties Sweepstakes.

This year's theme, "Find Your Anthem," will be showcased in two Friday performances (6 and 9 p.m.) and one Saturday show (8 p.m.) in the Memorial Union's Great Hall. All performances will feature the same four 20-minute skits (with original songs and lyrics) and three shorter mini-skits, called vignettes, which feature any type of talent.

An awards program will follow the Saturday performance. The top three teams and vignettes will receive awards. In addition, awards will be given to best actor and actress, best ensemble, best overall plot and more.

The sweepstakes feature the most talented of approximately 400 students who originally auditioned for Varieties in November. Semifinals were held earlier this month. ISU faculty members served as judges throughout the series.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for students and kids 6 to 12; free for kids 5 and under) and available at the Maintenance Shop box office (11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) or through Prices increase $2 per ticket the day of the show.