Spring Thing Came Fermata Nowhere

Mt. SAC’s all-male acapella group hosts 18th annual Spring Thing

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Bryan Alvaraz, performer, sang “Call Out My Name” at Spring Thing on May 10 at the Clark Theater. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media.

Every room backstage was filled with performers getting ready, as they were putting their final touch ups on their makeup and outfits. Each group practiced every harmony and chord in their songs, perfecting the tune together. The 18th annual Spring Thing was about to begin, and it was put together by music director, William McIntosh, at the Sophia B. Clarke Theater.

The curtains were pulled up as the bright lights hit the stage. Before you know it, the performances began. The singers in the all-male acapella group, Fermata Nowhere, each sang in unison and in perfect pitch as they danced with a choreography that worked so seamlessly together. The solo performances brought something different, though. One song gave you goosebumps because of how powerful and emotional the singer would express, as if it reached the core of your soul. The next performer would bring your spirits up with the funny lyrics that made you laugh with glee, tapping your foot and clapping your hands along with the music. The singers sang songs from well-known artists, musicals, and even did mashups of several different songs, each one a masterpiece brought to the stage. Although it may be the last for some people, this year’s Spring Thing was definitely one that will forever
be treasured.

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Fermata Nowhere, sang a Friend Zone Medley and their first solo singer, Daniel Seymour, sand “Payphone” with Joshua Gordon holding onto his microphone. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media.
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The singing group, Fermata Nowhere, practiced harmonizing and their dance routines before the theater filled with people at the Clark Theater. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media.

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Andy Lizarraga, performer and A&E editor for SAC.Media, sang “A Summer in Ohio” at the 18 Annual Spring Thing event. This is Lizarraga’s fifth and last time singing for Spring Thing on May 10. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media.

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Christian Avila, performer, danced along to the music with backup singers Autumn Napoli, Michelle Demos, and Alexa Cruz. This was for the 18 annual Spring Thing event on May 10 at the Clark Theater. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media
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Nick Dato, performer, sang with his group Fermata Nowhere, during the 18 annual Spring Thing event on May 10. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media.

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Michelle Demos, performer, sang, “Game of Love” at the 18 annual Spring Thing at Clark Theater on May 10. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media.

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Marlon Santizo, performer, sang “Words Fail” by the musical, Dear Evan Hanson on May 10 at the Clark Theater for the 18 annual Spring Thing. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media

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Mitch Sampang, Joshua Gordon, Angelo Cerna, and Kory Vasquez sang “Don’t Rain on My Parade” at Spring Thing on May 10 at the Clark Theater. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media