Welcome to Rock Chalk Revue
The Rock Chalk Revue production is a variety show that invites Greek organizations, residence halls, scholarship halls, and other student organizations to try out and create an original musical. Student groups work all year and compete to be chosen for five slots in the show, from which one winner is selected by a panel of judges. The show is staged at the Lied Center each spring, with proceeds going to support a new local charity every three years. Since the first show in 1949, over $2.5 million has been donated to local charities. The Rock Chalk Revue Advisory Board is the behind the scenes group that makes everything happen. It is comprised of 21 members, who facilitate all the fundraising, event organization, community service, public relations, communication with advisors, contracts with partners, directing of the show, charitable contributions, and more. Overall, there are more than 250 students that participate in Rock Chalk Revue each year.
Meet the Groups
Papers here! Get your papers! Today’s headline is a big one so head on down to Potter’s Post. This newsstand has it all! Need a laugh? Check out Comic’s section for the best jokes and one-liners. Miss the big game last night? Sport has you covered with the latest games, scores, and highlights. Not to mention Dear Abby’s famous relationship and life advice column. Just watch out for the dreary updates from the Negative Nancy column. She reports on any news from natural disasters to missing pets. All together these columns make up the riveting Potter’s Post paper. The current owner of the stand is none other than Herald Potter. Despite the energetic columns, Old Man Potter has realized something is different at the stand. The papers aren’t flying off of the shelves like they once were.
These struggles are a result of the hot new smartphone on the market. Megabyte is the new girl on the block. This novel online news source is growing in popularity and pushing Potter’s Post closer and closer to irrelevance. The columns soon realize that they are no match for Meg’s quick connection and widespread influence. But just when things are looking grim for Potter’s Post, Meg’s WiFi connection is lost.
Despite this breakthrough for the stand, it doesn’t quite solve the problem for Old Man Potter and the Columns. They still need to find a way to reclaim the stand’s old popularity and keep Potter’s Post afloat. With Meg pleading for help, the newspaper stand is left with an ultimatum. They can leave their enemy in the dust and save the paper on their own, or lend a helping hand to Meg and team up with her to supply the citizens of Newsieland with the daily scoop. Which story will Potter’s Post choose? Find out in Extra Extra.
Long ago in the ancient town of mt. oread, pillagers ravaged the peaceful village, leaving them destitute. seeing their peril, medusa was chosen by the Gods to be the protector of the city. She was gifted a luscious garden at the edge of the settlement to display statues of those who crossed her, serving as a warning to other potential thieves. when Medusa was first spotted by a member of the town, she was seen as a hideous monster and was soon attacked by an angry mob. they were turned by her sheer power, yet had unwittingly created a villain, determined to seek her revenge. today, the evil snake-headed medusa is wreaking havoc upon those she once protected. As the citizens enjoy a beautiful Grecian afternoon, they are startled by the screams of a young woman running into town. She desperately tries to warn her fellow townspeople about their impending danger but is interrupted by the menacing laugh of Medusa and the hideous shrieks of her snakes. desperate and vulnerable, the people of mt. oread call to the divine Gods begging for their protection. Hearing their pleas, the bombastic Zeus, affectionate Aphrodite, and courageous Ares appear from the temple of the gods. They awaken an unlikely hero, enchanting a tributary statue of a fearless warrior from long ago. Presented with the fate of mt. oread, Statue must learn the values of being a true hero to conquer evil. Will statue become the savior of Mt.oread? or will medusa complete her diabolical plan? Find out in “set in stone.”
The Rock Chalk Revue Advisory Board is the behind-the-scenes group that makes everything happen. It is comprised of 22 members, who facilitate all the fundraising, event organization, community service, public relations, communication with advisors, contracts with partners, directing of the show, charitable contributions, and much more.
Brief History of the Show
The philanthropic show has largely remained the same since it first premiered in 1949.
Rock Chalk Revue is a campus-wide variety show presenting five groups of combined students from one sorority and one fraternity who have developed a production of singing, dancing, acting or all three. The participants develop their own storylines and costumes.
Auditions for Rock Chalk Revue begin in the fall semester. The number is then cut down to five who perform three nights in a row at the Lied Center in the spring.