Gord Bastian Variety Show: March 20 and 21
March 12, 2014

Variety show performers in a group on the grass. One with a ukelele and a clown nose, another with a guitar, another in an Elvis costume.The Gord Bastian Variety Show may have undergone a name change, but the Georgian’s Got Talent. . . Or Not benefit concert once again features the same quality fun, comedy and music that audiences have grown to expect over the past 21 years.

The 2014 edition of the show runs at the Georgian Theatre, Barrie Campus on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21. Show time is 7 p.m.

“Georgian’s annual variety show has been entertaining our community since 1993,” explains Elaine Murray, director of the annual production. “We feature the many talents of college staff, faculty and students to raise money for financially challenged students.”

Show founder Gord Bastian passed away in the spring of 1999. His warm personality and great stage presence inspired all who knew him. Proceeds from the show will help fund the Gord Bastian Memorial Entrance Award as well as Georgian’s Family Campaign. In 20 years, the show has raised almost $70,000.

“We still intend to honour Gord’s legacy,” said Elaine Murray, director of the annual production. “But we wanted to update the show name with what it really is – a benefit concert for students.”

Do Georgian staff and students have talent? You bet they do! The show will be emceed by the very funny Andrea Murray. This year’s lineup has the largest-ever number of student performers and organizers are excited to showcase their talent.

Special dinner/show tickets are available for $30. Regular tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, alumni and students. Tickets will be available at the door or advance tickets can be purchased at Bear Essentials located at the Barrie Campus. To purchase by credit card, call 705.728.1968, ext. 1771.

For more information about the performers, visit the concert’s website.