Concert Details

Orpheum 90

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey Host

    Bill Richardson Host

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Let’s party like its 1927.

An evening of celebration, silent film, and live vaudeville.
With your hosts Bill Richardson and Maestro Bramwell Tovey.

DATE   Friday, November 24, 2017
TIME   7:30 - 10:00 PM
VENUE   Orpheum Theatre

This concert is produced by Vancouver Civic Theatres. It is not a VSO production, and therefore is not available for exchanges, VSO gift certificates, Flex-Pass, or any other VSO transaction. The concert does not feature the orchestra.

A tribute to 90 years of entertainment! Join us for a roaring 20’s themed birthday bash to celebrate the iconic Orpheum.

You’ll experience live entertainment honouring the Orpheum’s beginnings, including a taste of vaudeville from local acts and silent film classics accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer and grand piano. 

Your Masters of Ceremonies, author and former CBC radio host Bill Richardson and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Bramwell Tovey, will paint a picture of the Orpheum’s history, and set the stage for us to party like it’s 1927.

Opulence, extravagance, and history — let’s toast the Orpheum!

6:30 – 7:30pm  

Walk the red carpet in your 1920s attire. Prizes for best costumes!

7:30 – 8:30pm  

Join us for a tribute to the Orpheum’s silent film and vaudeville days, with your Masters of Ceremonies, author and former CBC host Bill Richardson and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Bramwell Tovey.

You’ll experience the historic Mighty Wurlitzer organ played alongside a screening of Disney’s 1928 silent animated film, Steamboat Willie.

Next you’ll see the sights and sounds of vaudevillian performances including tap dance, circus, and an excerpt for the musical Ragtime, all presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres 2017 Underutilized Spaces grant recipients.

Finally, Maestro Bramwell Tovey takes his place at the piano to accompany Buster Keaton’s classic silent film, The Blacksmith.

8:30 – 10:00pm  

Three cheers for the end of prohibition!

Have a slice of birthday cake, imbibe in 1920s inspired provisions, practice the Charleston to our live brass band, and head over to our photo booth to capture the moment.

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Performance Dates

  • Friday, Nov 24, 2017

    7:30pm Orpheum Theatre