Catch these New West performers onstage with the Vaudevillians

16th annual show, Young At Heart, features performers ranging in age from their mid-60s to their late 80s. It's on at the Surrey Arts Centre Nov. 2 and 3.

Three New Westminster performers are stepping into the spotlight with a seniors entertainment troupe.

The Vaudevillians are onstage at the Surrey Arts Centre for the 16th consecutive year, with shows on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

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The family-friendly show, Young At Heart, includes songs, dances and comedy, all performed in costume.

This year’s show pays tribute to the 1940s and ’50s with the title song, plus lively numbers like Rock Around the Clock, Sh-Boom and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Along the way there will be a sock hop and a tribute to Elvis.

Among the performers are three New West residents: Karen Bonardelli, Shirley Miller and Jo-Anne Pearce.

“Sing along. Tap your toes and laugh with these spirited seniors for an afternoon of wonderful entertainment,” says a press release about the show.

Proceeds from the show are in support of the group’s bursary for performing arts students at Douglas College.

Tickets are $22, available at the Surrey Arts Centre box office, 604-501-5566 or online through tickets.surrey.ca. The Surrey Arts Centre is at 13750 88th Ave.

The Vaudevillians performers range in age from their mid-60s to late 80s, and the group is always looking for new members and crew volunteers.

“You do not have to be a great singer or dancer, but you do have to love music and be enthusiastic about what you can do,” says the group’s website.

Anyone who’s interested in volunteering in a crew capacity (operating a sound board, volunteering backstage, putting up and taking down sets and props, etc.) is also invited to check out the group.

For more on the show or the troupe, check out the website at https://thevaudevillians.com/

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