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Join us at the most anticipated event of the 2023–2024 season—an exclusive fundraising gala to celebrate our 60th anniversary!

Enjoy dinner at Performance Works, followed by a cabaret-style performance at the Granville Island Stage featuring popular musical numbers from productions you've seen on our stages over the past 60 years, including Les Misérables, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and more!

This performance stars Argel Monte de Ramos, Kamyar Pazandeh, Eva Tavares, and Ali Watson and is directed and conceived by Christopher Lam with music direction by Caitlin Hayes.

Friday, May 24, 2024

6 PM – Dinner
Performance Works

8 PM – Performance
Granville Island Stage

Dinner and Show: $450
Table (10 people): $4,000
Show Only: $150


At the Arts Club, our mission is to inspire and nurture artists and audiences through cultural experiences that are engaging, thought-provoking, and artistically innovative. Help us reach our goal of $170,000 and make a meaningful contribution to both Arts Club Theatre Company, and the world of theatre.

Must be 19+ to purchase

Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling our box office at 604.687.1644. If you are interested in supporting this event through sponsorship or gifts in-kind, please contact Anna Mishina, Manager of Corporate Sponsorship & Foundations at amishina@artsclub.com.


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Argel Monte de Ramos

Argel Monte de Ramos is a Filipino-Canadian singer-songwriter and actor from Surrey, BC. As an advocate of inclusion and anti-racism work, Argel uses the power of storytelling to inspire youth and immigrants through his arts administrative work, music and theatrical performances. Argel graduated from Capilano University's Bachelor of Performing Arts and Musical Theatre Programs and has been a part of local theatrical productions including Elf The Musical (Arts Club, Manager/Ensemble), Seussical The Musical (Align Entertainment, Horton the Elephant), and MAMMA MIA! (Theatre Under The Stars, Eddie). I am so grateful to be working alongside talented individuals and I feel so fortunate to be a part of this momentous occasion for the Arts Club. Maraming Salamat!

Kamyar Pazandeh

Born and raised in Vancouver, Kamyar has appeared on multiple Canadian Stages over the past decade. Select credits include: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sense and Sensibility, Jitters, The Piano Teacher, The Men in White (Arts Club); Shakespeare in Love, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, Othello (Bard on the Beach); Something Rotten! (Theatre Under the Stars); Cabaret (Raincity); Forever Plaid (Mayfield); Cinderella (Gateway). Film & TV: Virgin River, Arrow, Debris, Motherland, Charmed. Kamyar is a Jessie Award nominee and two-time Ovation! Award winner. He is a graduate of Studio 58.

Eva Tavares

Eva Tavares is a Vancouver based singer, dancer, actor, director, and coach. Most notably starring as Christine Daae in the North American Tour of Phantom of the Opera, Tavares is a graduate of the UBC Opera Program, the LAMDA Shakespeare Short Course and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program.

Previous live performance credits include: Jovie, in Elf The Musical, Marta in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Anne in A Little Night Music, and the world premiere of Sousatzka starring Victoria Clark. Tavares has worked primarily in live performance, but in the last year, she has been investing in her new found love of TV/film, appearing as lead and supporting characters in numerous Movies of the Week, and TV shows such as Turner & Hooch, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Recent direction projects include award winning mental health short A Little Vacation, Where Women Gather, a making-of documentary of Fringe favorite, Hysteria, and music video I’m Still Here for local artist Kristin Carter. When she’s not performing or directing, Tavares continues to work as a coach and mentor across North America and the UK. She runs Behind the Mask Masterclass alongside Jennifer Andersen, guiding participants to their most authentic selves within their musical storytelling.

Ali Watson

What a treat to get the opportunity to perform at this gala for the Arts Club! Ali has been performing with the Arts Club since her debut in 2018 and can't seem to stay away! You may have seen her make an appearance in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, No Child, Kinky Boots, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Little Shop of Horrors! Some other recent credits include, The Little Mermaid at Persephone Theatre, Cinderella at the Gateway and this summer she'll be headed to the very beautiful Vancouver Island to be in 9 to 5 at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Thank you for coming tonight and supporting live theatre! We're very glad you're here! Enjoy the show!

Caitlin Hayes (Music Director)

Caitlin is a versatile music director, accompanist and performer. She has a Bachelor of Music from UVic, and has worked all over Canada, from Vancouver to Toronto to Halifax to Dawson City, as well as on a cruise ship in The Bahamas. She accompanies the renowned Vancouver Youth Choir and has travelled with them to Italy, France, and Turkiye as well as around Canada and the US.

Caitlin is on the faculty of the theatre department at Capilano University. She’s also a busy freelance music director and accompanist, and is a two-time Ovation Award winner for Outstanding Music Director. Recent MD credits include “Little Shop of Horrors” (Arts Club), “Carrie” and “Urinetown” (Cap U Theatre), and “Closer Than Ever” (Gateway Theatre). She is very excited to be music directing “Waitress” for the Arts Club next summer at the Stanley Theatre. Congrats to the Arts Club on 60 amazing years!

Christopher Lam (Direction and Conception)

Christopher Lam 林子榮 is a director/actor/ and playwright who is based on unceded and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, which Vancouver is located on.

As director some of his work which was last seen include Canadian premieres of Stiles and Drewe’s 3 Little Pigs (Carousel Theatre); The Nether (Firehall Arts Centre); Girlfriend (Fighting Chance Productions); Amélie (West Moon Theatre); world Premieres of How to Believe in Anything (Dreamphase Productions) which won the Cultchivating the Fringe Award and will be presenting a new digital hybrid in 2024; Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! (Revolver Festival); and Frankenstein: Lost in Darkness (Pacific Theatre) to name a few. He was the assistant director on the new translation of Grand Magic directed by Antoni Cimolino at the Stratford Festival.

He has been avidly performing as well, his credits include A Prayer for Owen Meany (Ensemble Theatre Company) and 100 Saints You Should Know (Pacific Theatre) both of which he was nominated for the Jessie Awards for best performance for an actor in leading and supporting actor roles. He has performed and worked with Arts Club Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Pacific Theatre, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre, United Players, Carousel Theatre, Rumble Theatre and Ensemble Theatre Company, and Musical Stage Co.

His plays have been workshopped with the following companies: Andre and Xavier bb for the First Time (The Frank Theatre) which had a public presentation at Q2Q Queer Theatre Symposium and Shanghai Black Beer was workshopped with VACT. During the pandemic, he conceived and devised a digital play with the students of Studio 58 entitled I, Myself, Am Strange and Unusual.

He is a graduate of Douglas College in Fine Arts and Capilano University in Performance Studies. He is also the recipient of the Ray Michal Award for an Emerging Director, Jean Gascon Award for direction, Ovation Award and CTC for best direction. Find out more: thechrislamshow.com