The OUTreach Resource Center and Weber State University Center for Diversity and Unity have joined together to bring Ogden the Fantabulous Holiday Fête, with a floor show at the Weber State University Shepherd Union Ballroom and a donor reception and the Kimball Visual Arts Center on Saturday, 15 December 2012.
What’s a Fête?
“A fête or fete is an elaborate festival, celebration or party. They are often organized by an ad hoc committee of volunteers from organizations.” (Wikipedia)
This fête is a funny fundraiser in support of OUTreach, which meets regularly in the lower level of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, 705 23rd Street, to provide 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 and Thursdays, 3:30-8:00 pm, for ages 14 -23. More information about OUTreach and its other activities can be found at ogdenoutreach.org
The program follows the established tradition of this event, which includes an Ugly Sweater contest, so come prepared. The floor show features entertainment by members of the Associated Actors and Technicians of Weber State, including Maddie Tarbox as The Diva. The emcees are WSU Musical Theatre graduate Sean Bishop and graduating musical theatre major Mickey Pace Larsen.
The script for the show was written by Dr. Jennifer Kokai, WSU Theatre assistant professor, and creates roles for department store elves (Taylor Knuth, David Higley, Josh Robinson, Emilie Starr, and Katelin Jones) and a number of other denizens of holiday tales through the ages, including The Ghost of Christmas Past. Expect great singing and dancing and a funny script interspersed by contributions from the members and supporters of the OUTreach Resource Center.