Spring Sing host Kelsey Sumrall answers questions about his experience.
1. What was one of your most unique Spring Sing practices?
“One time we got kicked out of the mirror room, so we were trying to rehearse on the Recital Hall stage. It just put us all in a weird mood, and it was really fun.”
2. What of your childhood let to performing?
“I’ve been a performer my whole life, whether it was just performing in the living room for my family with my sister or actual productions. I started doing theater in junior high and have been involved with it ever since.”
3. Why did you try out for Spring Sing host/hostess?
“Spring Sing has been one of those things in my eyes that was the biggest scale of production that was still in my grasp. It was an opportunity that seemed open to me that I’ve aspired to do since I’ve been at Harding.”
4. How do you feel when you perform on stage?
“I feel the adrenaline rush, and I feel the utmost joy I ever feel. There’s something exciting about it because it’s nervous, but there’s no dread. It’s just excitement.”
5. How do you prepare for a show?
“It’s a lot of mental preparation. Thinking about what my goals and trying to work for that.”
6. What is the group dynamic of all the hosts and hostesses?
“We all pick on each other and give each other a hard time. We’re comfortable enough to give each other a hard time and know there’s no hard feelings.”
7. What have you learned from this experience?
“You just kinda have to go for it. I tend to second guess myself a lot, but in something like this, you just kinda have to lay it all out there and let your guard down. You have to have a good time and do what you love.”
8. What motivates you to perform?
“As I’ve been performing, I’ve figured out that it can’t be for me. I’ve learned a little bit more every time, so I try to do it for a better reason every time. Ultimately that’s to glorify God, and I want people to see me not just as a performer but as somebody who loves God, and I think that every time you get to perform you get another chance to send that message across.”