For many years, a major event in the student calendar was the University Follies. Held once a year, it was a variety show that featured a series of skits and musical acts performed by various schools, colleges and student organizations.
Before a packed house at Empire Theatre in downtown Saskatoon on Feb. 15, 1927, sandwiched between the all girl act of “The Rose Chorus” and the “Pierrot Dance” performed by Mary Kennedy and Dorothy McKenzie, was the Student Prince of Gravelbourg.
This five-scene adaptation of the popular Sigmund Romberg operetta was presented by the College of Law and “deemed by critics as a production worthy of the highest praise. The boys reached real dramatic heights that night and virtually lived their parts.”
One of the songs featured that night would live on in the College of Law tradition of hoisting beer steins and singing, “Drink, Drink, Drink”.