Mane Man revamped, ready for showtime

Cheerleaders, Project Grad host senior guys’ pageant


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The Mane Man show kicks off at 6 p.m. in the PAC on Friday, February 13.

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

Mane Man used to be run by the Blue Belles, but this year the Cheerleaders have taken over hosting it for Project Grad.

“The Blue Belles dropped it since it was too much work,” Cheer Coach Carlisle said. “And one of my friends who works with Project Grad kind of tricked me into thinking I was going to get pizza and then hand everyone their calendars.” 

Mane Man is a pageant for a selected group senior boys who went through an application process to participate. The show will be held this evening in the PAC, and is sponsored by the Cheerleaders and Project Grad. Tickets cost $10, and pre-show events start at 6 p.m. with showtime beginning at 7 p.m.

Prior to the event, there will be a social hour with concessions available, and during this time, attendees can register for the auction portion of the show.

During the show, the senior boys will participate in talent competitions, an interview round, group dance numbers and more. Blue Belles, Sapphires, cheerleaders and members of the improv group 7 Cue will perform.

“I have loved working with all the senior guys,” senior Zane Hudson Said. “It’s been real chill and nice.” 

At the end of the event, there will be a live auction with prizes, the largest being tickets to a suite in the Cedar Park Center for graduation day. To participate in the live auction, one must register before show time at 7 p.m. to receive a numbered paddle.

“I’m excited to get up there and mess up and have fun,” senior Kade Ferguson said. “I’ve loved working with Coach Carlisle.”

The Mane Man will be determined by a combination of talent scores, audience votes, and proceeds from the auction. There will be other titles handed out, from “Daddy Warbucks” to “Best Flirt.”

As part of his title, the Mane Man will receive two tickets to prom and a paid tuxedo rental.

“They have really great prizes for everyone,” Coach Carlisle said. “Great value for everyone in the audience and prizes for the guys as well.”

Look for a Cheerleader to learn about tickets for the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to dress to impress and show support for their Mane Man.