Freshman orientation show helps new students feel at home

July 2, 2009 | 12:34 p.m. CDT

Jim Madi is a Summer Welcome leader. He was incorrectly identified in this video.

COLUMBIA — MU students are turning to Harry Potter, Beyonce's "Single Ladies," musicals like "Mamma Mia" and "Wicked," and YouTube videos like "David After Dentist" and "Kittens Inspired by Kittens" to help incoming freshmen feel at home in Columbia.

Summer Welcome Revue, a variety show put on by MU's 36 orientation leaders, wraps up a long day of information by entertaining new students and their parents with skit, song and dance parodies infused with a Mizzou flair.

Though the point of Revue is to reinforce all the information students have been given during their orientation, the show does more than that — it welcomes incoming freshmen to the university with open arms, ensuring the that "you'll fit in here."

Revue will be performed at 8 p.m. on July 5, 6, 7, and 8 at Jesse Hall. All shows are open to the public.