Famous PEOPLE Players Celebrates 40 Years of Fire, Passion and Purpose

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ETOBICOKE, Ontario - May 13, 2014 - PRLog -- The internationally acclaimed black-light theatre company, Famous PEOPLE Players is celebrating their 40th Year Anniversary on Saturday, May 31 from 6pm until 9:30pm at their exciting Dine and Dream Theatre (343 Evans Avenue), where special happens.

Among those who will be honoured for their support and generosity and receive a medal of honour from Diane Dupuy, Founder and member of Order of Canada, are Canadian hockey legend Johnny Bower who’s incredible goal tending led the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups, Senator Art Eggleton, and actor Ron James whose performance in the Hollywood movie Special People, based on Diane Dupuy and Famous PEOPLE Players, was an emotional portrayal of a person with special needs.

Saturday, May 31, 2014:  Evening Agenda

6:00pm:Cocktail Reception with Cheese Boutique

7:00pm:Gourmet Dinner prepared by Celebrity Chef Extraordinaire Chef Hemant Kanchan, CCC, Professor, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, George Brown College

8 – 8:45pm:Famous PEOPLE Players perform Going Bananas

Vaudeville, slapstick, abstract wonderments and belly laughing FUN! This show opens up the 40th year with non-stop amusement and entertainment. Laughter is after all, the best medicine!

9:00pm:Dessert and Coffee

“From starting off in a church basement in 1974 to winning rave reviews on Broadway and around the world, Famous PEOPLE Players are applauded for their black-light artistry and for bringing integration to the forefront of the world,” states Diane Dupuy, Founder, Famous PEOPLE Players.   “We pride ourselves on working without government operating grants and our passionate Exceptional Achievement Program is now attracting people worldwide to visit Famous PEOPLE Players and discover their dreams. Without the inspiration of Johnny Bower and the support of people like Senator Art Eggleton, and actor Ron James, we would not be where we are today. ”

About Famous PEOPLE Players:

From Broadway to Sea World, from Las Vegas to Radio City Music Hall, Famous PEOPLE Players is an internationally-renowned black-light theatre company that has become a proud Canadian national treasure. With dedication to helping those who are developmentally challenged, Famous PEOPLE Players’ performances include exceptional achievements from those who have dared to believe in themselves. Many countries around the world have invited Famous PEOPLE Players to bring their exciting black-light shows to perform.  Abu Dhabi looks to Famous PEOPLE Players as world leaders who have demonstrated the possibilities of the human spirit. Located minutes from downtown Toronto, Famous PEOPLE Players provide a unique theatre experience that entertains children and adults alike with creatively delicious meals and captivating productions.

Honourary Patrons: His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D. Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper PC MP Prime Minister of Canada, DR. David T. Suzuki, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Ed Begley Jr., Phil Collins, David Foster, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Godfrey, Eugene Levy, Michael Burgess  In memory: Leslie Nielsen, Gil Cates and Paul Newman

PEOPLE Players Inc. is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act of Canada No: 11909 0959 RR0001

About the Famous PEOPLE Players' Dine & Dream Theatre:

A place where hospitality is at the heart of life, the Famous PEOPLE Players' Dine & Dream Theatre was first opened by the Governor General of Canada, Ramon Hynatyshyn, in 1994, twenty years after the original founding of the theatre company in 1974 by member of the Order of Canada, Diane Dupuy. The goal of the Culinary Arts Program is to expand the players' life skills as most of the players are people who are challenged. It was actor Paul Newman who first believed in this program by lending his support and encouragement to the Culinary Arts Dream Program. At the Dine & Dream Theatre, the Players learn to prepare a memorable meal for patrons to enjoy. In addition to their kitchen responsibilities, they also set up the dining room, learn hospitality, customer service, and also pride themselves on performing in the show.

The Famous PEOPLE Players' Newman’s Own Kitchen, under the artistic direction of great Canadian celebrity Chef, Christopher Woods, has generously given of his time and talent to help Famous PEOPLE Players develop and create a menu which will inspire your love of food. Christopher oversees and advises the team to ensure they perform to the highest standards in the world of cuisine.


For additional information or interview requests, please contact:

Peter Ashworth | Ashley Lloyd | Ashworth Associates Public Relations & Communications

peter@ashworthassociates.com | ashley@ashworthassociates.com | 416-603-6005

Jeannine Dupuy | Famous PEOPLE Players

info@famouspeopleplayers.com  | 416-532-1137

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