Sister Dottie’s Hilarious Holiday Hullabaloo!!WHO: OUTreach Resource Center and Weber State University Center for Diversity and Unity
WHAT: Sister Dottie S. Dixon’s Holiday Extravaganza
WHERE: Floor Show: Shepherd Union Ballroom • Donor Reception: Kimball Visual Arts Center
WHEN Saturday, 10 December 2011 • Floor Show: 8:00 pm • Donor Reception 6:00 pm
TICKETS: Floor Show only: $25 general admission & $10/students
Donor Reception and Floor Show: $100/individual or $150/couple
OUTreach Resource Center and Weber State University Center for Diversity and Unity present “Sister Dottie S. Dixon’s Hilarious Holiday Hullabaloo,” Saturday, December 10, 2011, 8 pm in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms, WSU campus. The event is a fund raiser in support of OUTreach.* A Donor Reception will begin at 6:00 pm in the Kimball Visual Art Center, WSU campus. This will be Sister Dottie’s only outing for the holiday season so make sure you are in the audience for this entertaining evening.
Meet Sister Dixon, an active Mormon mom from Spanish Fork who loves her church a
nd culture, her husband of 35 years - and her gay son. Her floor show, a comedy with what she describes as “moments of poignancy,” gives her an opportunity to make light of the trials she endures in a church that condemns her son and to make the audience laugh at her unexpected humor. And she comes at it from the inside, as a tenth-generation Mormon whose great-great grandfather, Heber Orson Maxwell O’Donovan, migrated to Utah, across the plains as a Mormon pioneer in 1847 with none other than Brigham Young himself.
Beginning with her weekly KRCL radio show, “What Not, What Have You, and Such as That,” she moved her story to the Salt Lake City stage and into the pages of a book three years ago. In the process she has become an active voice for the LGBT community. She is breaking new ground in Utah with her conversations on the subjects of homosexuals and the LDS faith, bullying and violence, self-worth and empowerment, and facing one’s fears. (See separate release for more info about Dottie.)
The floor show stars Sister Dixon but will also include additional entertainment by members of the Associated Actors and Technicians (A.A.T.) of Weber State as well as Jennifer Perry, Utah actor and theatre instructor at St. Joseph High School in Ogden. The MC is Bill Allred, X96 “Radio from Hell” host. You can expect a lively evening of humor, contests, music and dance to cheer you for the holidays. The “Ugly Sweater Contest” is open to the audience. “Dottie Idol” will begin on Radio X96, with the five finalists performing on air, Monday through Friday, December 6-9, at 7:45 am. The winner will be announced on Friday and will perform at the Saturday “Hullabaloo” on the 10th.
This fund raiser supports OUTreach, located in the lower level of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, 705 23rd Street, providing a safe, comfortable haven for open-minded youth, especially LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth and their friends and allies; free of charge, judgment, harassment and discomfort. It is a drug, alcohol, tobacco, hate and violence free zone. The center is open on Wednesdays, 3:30-8:00 pm, for ages 14 -23. More information about OUTreach and its other activities can be found at ogdenoutreach.org <http://ogdenoutreach.org>
OUTreach Board President Jeff Lensman notes, “Not enough of our youth know we are here for them. We have heard about an increasing number of suicides involving LGBTQ young people as a result of bullying in their schools, sometimes from family members, making it vitally important that we step up our efforts to make our presence known to as many people as possible. Suicide happens only when there is no hope left. OUTreach fosters an environment where there is always more hope, lasting friendships, and a safe space where kids can be themselves and continue their development into becoming healthy and affirmed citizens of our communities.”
Tickets for the floor show are $25/general admission and $10/students. A reserved table for 8 can be purchased for $200. A Donor Reception will be held in the Kimball Visual Arts Center at 6:00. Donor tickets are $100/individual or $150/couple. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 11, 2011. They will be available in person either at the Dee Events Center Ticket Office or the Union Building Information Desk. Tickets can also be purchased WeberStateTickets.com <http://WeberStateTickets.com> (“Concerts/Special Events”) or by calling 1-800-WSU-TIKS.
For more information about this performance contact Caril Jennings • 801 626 6431 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about OUTreach contact Marian Edmonds• 801 686 4528 • email@example.com or
Jeffery Lensman • 801 698 1498 • firstname.lastname@example.org