Spring Coffeehouse draws late-night crowd to movie-themed variety show
Students celebrated and parodied “The Motion Picture” during Friday night’s Spring Coffeehouse in Liberty University’s Vines Center, with live renditions of musical scores ranging from “High School Musical” to “Pitch Perfect,” as well as video remakes and spoofs of popular films.
Christmas and Spring Coffeehouse are two of the most highly anticipated events out of the hundreds offered by Student Activities throughout the year. Floor seating in the Vines Center was sold out well in advance of the student variety show, which attracted a crowd of nearly 6,000 for Saturday’s 11:30 p.m. opening act. Through the final performance at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, students were entertained and wowed by vocal and musical performances accented by spectacular stage lighting and creative student-made videos.
A highlight of the late-night-approved event included a high-energy hip-hop dance routine by Liberty’s D-Trex ministry crew as they performed to a mashup of several selections from well-known movie soundtracks.
Video submissions, mostly filmed on campus, included parodies of “Inside Out,” “National Treasure,” “Nacho Libre,” and “The Greatest Showman,” in which student filmmakers embellished the recent hit musical to create “The Greatest Shoeman,” a story about a resident assistant trying to convince a student to move to Residential Commons III (affectionately nicknamed “The Shoe” by residents).
This week’s Student Activities schedule includes an Open Mic on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Argo Tea Café in Liberty’s Montview Student Union, a Laser Tag tournament on Friday at 8 p.m. in the LaHaye Event Space, and outdoor movie night showings of “Jumanji” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., respectively, on the Academic Lawn.
Next Tuesday at 8 p.m., Samantha Vazquez, a senior songwriting major in her third year on Liberty’s Worship Collective, will perform a free show with ANX as the opening act in the LaHaye Event Space, where Colony House will be in concert next Friday at 8 p.m., featuring Jake Ziegler & the Locals.