When it comes to preparing for the Sweet Adelines International contest, we love to be creative and bring stories to life on stage. This year, in preparation for our “Lustre – Spies for Hire” package, we went into pretty deep detail and actually created four “newspapers” to use as props, customized headlines included.
While the papers only received about five seconds of airplay on the big screen, we knew that our efforts and attention to detail would pay off. If you listen closely during the performance video around the 8:10-8:15 mark, you can hear our friends in Harbor City Music Company (HCMC) cheering as they read the headline on the paper held up by our lead, Lori Crouter.
We prepared these newspapers at home, prior to convention week. We like to think that writing out these headlines and sending those good thoughts out helped our choruses (Harbor City Music Company and Carolina Harmony Chorus) bring home the results they both were looking for!
We thought we’d take a few minutes to share in more detail just what was written in those newspapers in our finals package. We hope you enjoy reading these “inside jokes” as much as we enjoyed using them.