Friday 3 May 2024


Canada’s Goodwill Ambassadors to the World

Famous PEOPLE Players Celebrates 50 Years of Exceptional Entertainment
Toronto, ON - May 1, 2024 - Famous PEOPLE Players, the renowned black light theatre founded by Diane Dupuy, CM, is gearing up to celebrate its 50th Anniversary on June 1st, 2024. The milestone will be commemorated with a Gala event held at the Dine and Dream Theatre located at 343 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 1K2.
Since its inception in 1974, Famous PEOPLE Players has captivated audiences with its unique performances, featuring talented individuals with exceptionalities. In addition to its award-winning productions, the organization has launched the Stars of Tomorrow education program, aimed at empowering vulnerable, at-risk youth through the arts.
Liberace, the legendary entertainer, was instrumental in bringing Famous PEOPLE Players to the spotlight, featuring them as his opening act in Las Vegas for a decade. The Gala will be graced by the presence of the Chairman of Liberace's Foundation, adding to the star-studded line-up. Including Keven Hearn from The Barenaked Ladies. Kobe Japan will be represented with a delegation who are coming to thank FPP for their outstanding support during the Kobe 1995 Earthquake. Their performances in Japan helped to care for children with disABILITIES who tragically lost their parents in the Kobe earthquake. Kobe has invited FPP back in 2025 for the 30th anniversary of the earthquake for the city to thank them. Other countries’ Consulates will be present at the Gala, as FPP are Canada’s Goodwill Ambassador to the world.
The event will also welcome distinguished guests including Canada's Ambassador to the U.N., the Honourable Bob Rae, and Arlene Perly Rae. Footage of stars like Tom Cruise, Phil Collins, Paul Newman with Diane Dupuy will be available for use in TV coverage.
Famous PEOPLE Players will present the musical "Believe in Magic".
Reflecting on the people in the organization's journey, Diane Dupuy remarked, "After all this time, the Sun said to Earth 'I never said you owe me'. At Famous PEOPLE Players, we've always believed in earning our way, which is why we pride ourselves on working without operating government grants."
All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Famous PEOPLE Players' Educational Stars of Tomorrow Program, aimed at enriching the lives of its performers and enabling them to pursue their dreams. (see attached.)
For media inquiries, please contact:
Diane Dupuy, C.M.
People Players Inc
o/a Famous PEOPLE Players
343 Evans Ave.
Toronto, ON, M8Z 1K2
Tel: 416-532-1137 or 1-888-453-3385 ext. 36