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Bravo 50th Benefit for The Arts Club

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 — 2:44pm PDT
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The Arts Club is celebrating a spectacular milestone with its Bravo 50th Benefit, happening June 7th on Granville Island.

Bravo 50th Benefit for The Arts Club

artsclubbravo50Celebrate 50 years of artistic excellence at the Arts Club and help raise funds for the years to come.

The event will showcase artists, patrons, and community partners for a one-night-only stroll down memory lane. Saluting the past but looking into the future, all funds raised at this special evening go to the Arts Club’s youth and artistic development programs.

There will be a red carpet entrance starting at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 7th followed by a champagne toast with Vancouver’s favourite DJ, Red Robinson in the upper lobby between 7:30pm and 8:00pm. Hosted by Jackson Davies, Gabrielle Rose, Todd Talbot, and Deborah Williams, Cue the Memories will begin at 8:30am. This performance will highlight The Arts Club’s 50-year history with an all-star cast selected by Bill Millerd, Artistic Managing Director.

Cue the Memories, with Musical director Bruce Kellett and his combo, will include Leon Bibb, Ann Mortifee, Ruth Nichol, and Pat Rose from the original cast of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, joined by Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Warren Kimmel, Jane Mortifee, Zachary Stevenson, Sibel Thrasher, as well as special surprise appearances and songs from Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cabaret, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Red Rock Diner, and Reflections on Crooked Walking.*

The cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2009 production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical. Photo by David Cooper.

The party will continue at the Backstage Lounge at 10:30pm with a live band fronted by Zachary Stevenson (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story) along with dancing, celebratory cocktails, late-night treats, and a silent auction.

Seating is limited for this special occasion so make sure to get your tickets now. They can be puchased for $150 for the show and after-party, for which you will receive a $100 tax receipt. Tax receipts will be issued after the event.

Win Tickets

The Arts Club has always been so supportive and accommodating, and I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with them for various promotions over the last seven years at least. They have offered up a pair of tickets ($300 value) to one lucky Miss604 reader and their guest to join their celebration. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming an Arts Club show, past or present (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to @TheArtsClub #Bravo50thBenefit from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Must be 19+. *All programming is subject to change. Follow The Arts Club on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winner is Bonnie are!

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  1. Lisa Brooks says:

    Development in the arts has been a passion and runs in our family. To enable another to express their hidden gold through various mediums is a gift to behold both by the artist and the beholder! Celebrating and supporting this cuss is a must!

  2. Julian says:

    Helen Lawrence!

  3. kaykay says:

    conversations with murray

  4. Mary Ann says:

    Helen Lawrence…like a musical bouquet.

  5. Andy C. says:


  6. Gord says:

    Dreamgirls 🙂

  7. Linda says:

    I just watched Kim’s Convenience on the Granville Island Stage.

  8. linda says:

    We love the Arts Club. Here’s one from the past – White Christmas!!

  9. JC says:

    My all time favorite was reflections on crooked walking. Still have the soundtrack somewhere, but probably wore it out.

  10. DB says:

    Saw white christmas, going to see Spamalot!

  11. Greg says:

    Griffin and Sabine

  12. don foran says:

    I was an usher at the Arts Club Seymour St. Theatre for “It’s Snowing on Saltspring” & during the run of “The Late Blumer” & “Sex Tips For Modern Girls”.

  13. Eileen says:

    Mary Poppins

  14. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like fun. I enjoyed watching White Christmas.

  15. Dilara says:

    Loved their production of White Christmas

  16. Mina says:

    Mary poppins!

  17. Lor. says:

    Dream Girls

  18. Am says:

    So many fabulous shows! Last one I saw was Spamalot. Hilarious!

  19. Bonnie says:

    White Christmas. Saw it a few years back. Great show.

  20. Shelley says:

    White Christmas

  21. Deb W says:


  22. lor says:

    White Christmas

  23. The Contestadore says:


  24. Lorena Grande says:

    Dreamgirls…..Support the Arts, this city needs them. Please support as much and often as you can. :))

  25. Bonnie are says:

    Mary Poppins

  26. Heidi says:

    Can’t wait to see Spamalot!

  27. Michelle W says:

    White Christmas. This sounds like it will be an amazing evening!

  28. Vince says:

    White Christmas

  29. DenB says:

    Kim’s Convenience

  30. nicole L says:


  31. Sanaz says:

    Monty Python’s Spamalot!

  32. Bryan says:


  33. fawn says:

    White Christmas. Best spot for a date!

  34. Teresa K says:

    White Christmas

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