Victor Garber is returning to the stage where he first perfomed.
The acclaimed Canadian actor will be the guest of honour at The Grand Theatre’s 42nd Annual Grand Gala, Thursday May, 26, 2016. Proceeds from the event go towards The Grand’s programs for youth that provide young people an opportunity explore their love of the theatre.
Mr. Garber’s history with The Grand dates back to the 1959/60 season when he, along with his sister, brother and mother, were cast members of “The King and I.”
In the 1961/62 season, he played the son in “Life With Father.” Though he had the fewest lines in the show, Designer Martha Mann said he had “a star quality that was undeniable, even for a boy of ten.”
Other shows he appeared in include “Kiss me Kate” (1963/64), “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1964/65), and “The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd” (1966/67).
As well as a successful career in television and films, Garber has earned four Tony nominations for his work in “Damn Yankees,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Deathtrap” and “Little Me.”
On the big screen Garber co-starred in Ben Affleck’s Academy Award®-winning film “Argo.” He also portrayed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone in Gus Van Sant’s Academy Award-nominated film “Milk.”
Garber’s television work has earned him six Emmy Award nominations, including two for his portrayal of Jack Bristow on “Alias.” In January 2016 he’ll be seen starring in the new CW spin-off “Legends of Tomorrow.”
Gourmet Dining and Thrilling Adventures
The Grand Gala is the theatre’s annual fundraising event, a joyful evening at the theatre where guests are entertained, invited to bid on unique auction items and treated to a gourmet, three-course dinner served on the MainStage.
In the past, the silent auction featured thrilling adventures including an African safari, tickets to The Masters golf tournament (which are very hard to come by), and resort vacations in the south.
Last year, the Gala raised over $175,000 towards supporting The Grand Theatre’s innovative youth programming including the High School Project, a unique program in Canada.
The funds also support apprenticeship and training programs for aspiring young theatre professionals, and numerous opportunities designed to ensure all young people experience the magic of live theatre.
Seating is limited; tickets go on sale to the public on November 10.
For tickets and information contact Leslie at 519.672.9030 ext. 267.
by Keith Tomasek