Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Needs Your Support

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre is hosting a GALA on Saturday. January 26. 
That's Gung Haggis Fat Choy eve!!!

I LOVE VACT… and have supported and attended many of their events over the years including Asian Comedy Night, Sex in Vancouver,  Exit the Dragon, Cowboy Versus Samaurai, and Bondage.

The line-up is incredible with actress Olivia Cheng as co-host with funnyman Tom Chin – who co-hosted Gung Haggis Fat Choy in 2005.  Then there is Jeffery Yu + Aaron Elvis Wong + sketch comedy troupes Lick the Wax Tadpole, 5-Spice, SFUU MAN CHU and The Yangtzers.

Check out the VACT press release:

For Immediate Release
MEDIA RELEASE

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
Needs Your Support
*FUNdraising GALA on Saturday, January 26, 2008

VANCOUVER, BC (January 7, 2008) – Buying tickets and telling your friends about the upcoming Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre FUNdraising Gala is a great way to support this incredible organization.  VACT has entertained this city's Asian Canadian community for over 9 years now with last summer’s hit of Cowboy Versus Samurai, its annual comedy nights to the unforgettable Sex in Vancouver Serial.  All funds raised will continue to help VACT produce its 2008 line-up of shows.

This year's entertaining FUNdraising Gala coming to the NORMAN ROTHSTEIN THEATRE on Saturday, January 26th, 2008 will feature:

* Standup Jeffery Yu, voted 2003's funniest comic with a day job
* Singer Aaron Elvis Wong, 2007 Elvis Tribute Artist winner at the Penticton Festival
* 4 sketch comedy groups from last year's Etch-YOUR-Sketch     SKETCHOFF!#$%!! –
    The Yangtzers, 5-Spice (formerly Slant Eyed Peas), SFUU MAN CHU, and
    Lick the Wax Tadpole.

Support Asian Canadian theatre! Come kick off the 2008 season! Door Prizes! Silent Auction! Desserts! Wine! Laughs! And more!

Hosted by the talented and beautiful Olivia Cheng, recently seen as controversial New York Times best selling author Iris Chang in the film Iris Chang:The Rape of Nanking and the very funny Tom Chin, MC for VACT’s annual Asian Comedy Night for the last 8 years.

For more information please visit http://www.vact.ca.

Event Details
VACT’s FUNdraising GALA
Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Performance Date and Showtime
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Show @ 7:30pm
Gala Reception to follow

Ticket prices In Advance  (include service charges)
$40 VIP Ticket:
     Reserved Section for VIP Seating
     VIP reception after the show
     Drink ticket
     Refreshments
     Special door prizes draw ticket
$25 Regular Ticket – Show only

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED in person at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, by phone (604) 257 -5111, or online at www.vact.ca

Ticket prices At Door  (cash only at door)
$45 – VIP Ticket
$30 – Regular Ticket
$20 – Reception Ticket

Please call for group rates 778.885.1973

For media access please contact Joyce Lam at the e-mail address or phone number listed below, no later than January 21, 2008.

VACT (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre) aims to produce quality plays in which Asian-Canadians take on culturally or artistically significant roles. VACT works to dispel Asian stereotypes by producing leading and/or supporting roles where Asian-Canadians are depicted realistically in the performing arts.

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For photos, interviews with cast and crew, and media passes, please contact:
Joyce Lam, Producer, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
T:  778-885-1973    E:  joyla@shaw.ca     W:  vact.ca

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