Bravo 50th Benefit for The Arts Club

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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!

35 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Lisa BrooksThursday, May 29th, 2014 — 2:56pm PDT

    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. JulianThursday, May 29th, 2014 — 4:58pm PDT

    Helen Lawrence!

  3. kaykayThursday, May 29th, 2014 — 7:21pm PDT

    conversations with murray

  4. Mary AnnThursday, May 29th, 2014 — 8:47pm PDT

    Helen Lawrence…like a musical bouquet.

  5. Andy C.Thursday, May 29th, 2014 — 8:50pm PDT


  6. GordThursday, May 29th, 2014 — 9:39pm PDT

    Dreamgirls 🙂

  7. LindaThursday, May 29th, 2014 — 10:17pm PDT

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

  8. lindaThursday, May 29th, 2014 — 10:47pm PDT

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

  9. JCFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 12:29am PDT

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

  10. DBFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 8:56am PDT

    Saw white christmas, going to see Spamalot!

  11. GregFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 9:05am PDT

    Griffin and Sabine

  12. don foranFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 10:04am PDT

    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. EileenFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 4:06pm PDT

    Mary Poppins

  14. StephanieFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 7:36pm PDT

    Sounds like fun. I enjoyed watching White Christmas.

  15. DilaraFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 8:11pm PDT

    Loved their production of White Christmas

  16. MinaFriday, May 30th, 2014 — 11:52pm PDT

    Mary poppins!

  17. Lor.Saturday, May 31st, 2014 — 5:11pm PDT

    Dream Girls

  18. AmSaturday, May 31st, 2014 — 6:35pm PDT

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

  19. BonnieSaturday, May 31st, 2014 — 6:45pm PDT

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

  20. ShelleySaturday, May 31st, 2014 — 10:51pm PDT

    White Christmas

  21. Deb WSunday, June 1st, 2014 — 9:23am PDT


  22. lorSunday, June 1st, 2014 — 10:26am PDT

    White Christmas

  23. The ContestadoreSunday, June 1st, 2014 — 10:37am PDT


  24. Lorena GrandeSunday, June 1st, 2014 — 10:56am PDT

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

  25. Bonnie areSunday, June 1st, 2014 — 6:25pm PDT

    Mary Poppins

  26. HeidiSunday, June 1st, 2014 — 8:20pm PDT

    Can’t wait to see Spamalot!

  27. Michelle WMonday, June 2nd, 2014 — 12:06am PDT

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

  28. VinceMonday, June 2nd, 2014 — 12:45pm PDT

    White Christmas

  29. DenBMonday, June 2nd, 2014 — 5:09pm PDT

    Kim’s Convenience

  30. Caroline ChanTuesday, June 3rd, 2014 — 2:34am PDT

    West Side Story!

  31. nicole LWednesday, June 4th, 2014 — 1:44pm PDT


  32. SanazWednesday, June 4th, 2014 — 2:51pm PDT

    Monty Python’s Spamalot!

  33. BryanThursday, June 5th, 2014 — 12:43am PDT


  34. fawnSaturday, June 7th, 2014 — 3:10pm PDT

    White Christmas. Best spot for a date!

  35. Teresa KMonday, June 9th, 2014 — 11:09pm PDT

    White Christmas

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