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Vaudeville returns

The Vaudevillians will hold their eight annual bursary benefit concert on Nov. 12 at the Surrey Arts Centre. - submitted image
The Vaudevillians will hold their eight annual bursary benefit concert on Nov. 12 at the Surrey Arts Centre.
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It just goes to show, you’re never too old to fall in love — or to do something good for society.

The Vaudevillians, a local theatre troupe performing in the style of the variety shows of old, are set to perform “The Vaudevillians in Love,” on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Surrey Arts Centre.

This year’s show is focused on love songs and music from the good old days, lively dances, with lots of humor and the added dimension of a melodrama, providing entertainment appropriate for the whole family.

The Leprechaun will be back and there will be a new Burns & Allen skit and other crowd favourites.

This is the eighth annual event to fund the Vaudevillians’ bursary for performing arts students at Douglas College. Established in 2004, the bursary currently stands at more than $62,000. The troupe’s goal is to continue to build this perpetual fund and support young people in the arts. Bursaries will be presented after the evening performance.

The Vaudevillians are a volunteer group of 28 seniors, 63-90 years old, rehearsing weekly 10 months of the year. They will have performed 28 shows throughout the Lower Mainland by the end of this year.

All matinee tickets are $20. Evening tickets are $20 for seniors and students, $22.50 general admission.

New this year is a bursary raffle. There are 1,000 tickets available at $5 each from any Vaudevillian. If the initial response is any indication it will sell out.

The draw for prizes will be made after the evening performance Nov. 12.

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