Repertory Dance Theatre Hosts CHARETTE 2014 FUNdraiser Today
Repertory Dance Theatre's signature event and FUNdraiser, Charette, returns to the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center for the ninth consecutive year today, February 22, 2014, hosted by the formidable (and hilarious) Sister Dottie S. Dixon.
Sister Dottie will bring an all new look to this fabulous evening of delectable refreshments, raucous bidding & bribing, and witty choreography. Audience members are encouraged to vote for their favorite choreographer by "bribing" celebrity judges with RDT funny money, test their luck in the opportunity drawings, and watch as five new dances are created in record time! In addition to the "secret ingredients," choreographers will get to work with live music.
How Charette works:
- Audience goes immediately to the theatre for introductions to the choreographers and a short performance.
- Choreographers are given "secret ingredients" that they must use in each composition.
- RDT's professional dancers and gifted community dancers are divided between the choreographers then sent to one of the 5 studios to create their work.
- Charette guests (the audience) eat, drink, and merrily wander between the party and the studios where dance is being created. During this time guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite choreographer and "bribe" the judges with RDT Funny Money. Audience members can also enter opportunity drawings to win valuable prizes and fun packages.
- After an hour everyone returns to the theatre to see the competition, vote for their favorite, and see who wins the title of RDT's "Iron Choreographer" for 2014!
Tickets can be purchased through ArtTix: www.arttix.org or 801-355-ARTS. Tickets $35*. Discounts & Specials: Couples price: $60*; Groups of 10 or more: $28*/ticket. VIP Ticket $75* - A VIP ticket grants you an invitation to a pre-concert reception with Sister Dottie, FREE drinks throughout the Intermission, and $15 in RDT Funny Money to bribe the judges. *all tickets will go up $5 on the day of the show. Click here for more information about Charette.
THE KEY PLAYERS:
Sister Dottie S. Dixon
Known throughout the city for her Theater Productions, her radio spots on X96, and her continuing advocacy for tolerance, Sister Dottie brings a whole new level of awesome to the evening. Mrs. Dixon will host the event from beginning to end with endless flair and hilarity. In her words, "Eeew fer fun!"
As a radio personality on X96's Radio From Hell morning show (and Charette judge in 2009) as well as a trained actor, Allred has the perfect expertise to find this year's Iron Choreographer.
As the founder and mastermind behind cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, Derrick is one of the "hippest peeps" in SLC. He knows the city, knows great design, and we're sure he'll know the next Iron Choreographer when he sees it.