BY MELINDA WILLIAMS
Clipper Staff Writer
OGDEN — When the 225 student performers take the stage for the Ogden Institute of Religion’s 51st annual “Spring Variety Show,” a full 40 percent will be Davis County residents.
The show, “The Latter-day Night Show with Ted Sullivan,” will be performed Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. in the Weber State University Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Austad Auditorium.
Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, 60 years and older, $3 for children ages 6-16, and $15 for a family. The matinee family donation is $12.
The show is a spin-off of the popular Ed Sullivan Show. Members of several of the institute’s choirs as well as folk dancers will perform classic hits from Ed Sullivan’s era, mixed with today’s favorites.
A few of the numbers to be performed include: “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “For Good,” “You’ll Be in My Heart,”, “God So Loved the World,” and “Mr. Sandman.”
For years, students and faculty from Davis County have played major roles in institute productions. This year is no different.
Among students taking part are Erin Crouch and Becca Parker, both from Bountiful, in the ensemble “Alto Lament;” Colton Hattabaugh, of Bountiful, an actor in “Donny Jepp; “ Jessica Love, of Layton, the Chorales president, and a member of the “2 Roommates,” skit; and Briana Stott, of Layton, in the “Tea for Two” ensemble.
Also from Davis County are Gary J. Delozier, of Layton, the Folk Dance advisor, and Alan T. Saunders, of Syracuse, the Choralaires director and scriptwriter.
All three of the institute’s choirs will perform. Resound is a non-auditioned choir of 100 members, Crescendo is a brand new auditioned women’s triple trio. Simpson directs both groups.
The Chorales, the institute’s audition choir, consists of 90 members who sing under the direction of Saunders.
The Institute Folk Dancers will also perform. Twenty-four dancers will present dances from Russia, Scotland and America, in native dress. They are under the direction of Delozier.
A short pre-show program will begin 15 minutes prior to the performance.