Two shows by the senior performing troupe The Vaudevillians on Nov. 12 will raise funds for a bursary for students at Douglas College.

Two shows by the senior performing troupe The Vaudevillians on Nov. 12 will raise funds for a bursary for students at Douglas College.

Vaudevillians open their hearts – again

Annual Surrey performance on Nov. 12 is a fundraiser for a performing arts student bursary.

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 humour 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, ranging in age from 63 to 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 raffle, with prizes that include WestJet flights, spa visits, a Whistler hotel stay, theatre tickets and restaurant gift certificates. There are 1,000 tickets available at $5 each from any Vaudevillian.

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

Tickets to The Vaudevillians in Love are available by calling 604-531-5566 or by visiting tickets.surrey.ca

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