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Special Events: Bruce Vilanch Fundraiser
Bruce Vilanch: September 12, 2009
Emmy-Nominated, Oscar Awards Comedy Writer
Stand-Up & Broadway Star
You are invited to an evening of laughter with
Bruce Vilanch

Student Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 4:30 - 7:30 PM

At a Fabulous Hope Ranch

Ocean Estate
1601 Alisa Lane, Santa Barbara (map)
Valet parking

Advance Sales Only -- Tickets are limited.
Please RSVP to John Chufar 684-4442.

Order tickets online through PayPal using the buttons below. You do not need a PayPal account to complete the order. Please be sure to supply your email address and phone number through PayPal.

Sunset Reception
Hosted Bar & Gourmet Appetizers

Reception & Private Dinner
Private Dinner with Bruce at Emilio's
Limited to 16 (menu)


Proceeds benefit the GLBA 501(c)(3) Student Scholarship Fund
  • Carl Joseph Adelhardt Memorial Endowment
  • Steve Logan Memorial Endowment
  • Raffin-Gathercole Endowment
  • Robert L. Johns Vocational Endowment
About Bruce Vilanch

Bruce began as a child model for Lane Bryant, but when his initial efforts as an actor came to naught, he became an entertainment writer for the Chicago Tribune instead.

Impressed by his review of her cabaret performance in 1970, Bette Midler hired him to punch up her act where he gave birth to Midler’s famed Sophie Tucker jokes. He has maintained his connection with Midler through the years.

Bruce made his feature debut as a dress manufacturer in "Mahogany' (1975), starring Diana Ross.

Vilanch began contributing to Academy Awards telecasts in 1989 and graduated to head writer in 2000. He scripted most of the Academy Awards telecasts over the last decade, two of which won Emmys.

Bruce stepped into the also-very-large shoes of Edna Turnblad in the Broadway smash hit, HAIRSPRAY, a role originated by Harvey Fierstein.

The GLBA is thrilled to ”Get Bruce” for this rare appearance benefiting the Student Scholarship Fund for GLBT students in Santa Barbara!

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