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Fri, Apr 19



Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Gabriola Theatre Centre is pleased to present Tomatoes Nearly Killed Me But Banjos Saved My Life- A fundraiser for GTC all proceeds will be going towards purchasing theatre lighting equipment, blacks, and drapery.

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Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life
Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Gabriola, 1475 Peterson Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7, Canada

About the event

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life isn’t just a show, it’s a cause. A heartfelt passionproject that began as a nudge after Keith Alessi’s life took a major turn, it has been his mission to raisemoney for causes close to hisheart. Through donations, including 100% of all artist fees, the show hasraised over $850,000 as of January 2024 for various cancer, community, music, and theatre charities.Keith shares his exceptional true story of leaving the world of corporate boardrooms behind to followhis long-delayed passion—playing the banjo!When faced with a deadly cancer battle, his musical pursuit took him on a journey that became the keyto saving his life. Told through authentic storytelling, heartfelt humor and music, this show is an upliftingstory of challenge, triumph, and the power of positivity. The show has been highly awarded and hastoured internationally, including sold out runs across Canada, Off-Broadway in New York City, and at theEdinburgh Fringe Festival inScotland.This intimate experience is one sure to leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and ready to dust off yourown long forgotten dreams.


  • Reserved Seating

    This ticket has reserved seating in the first and second rows. Seating will be assigned based on the date the ticket was ordered.

    From CA$10.00 to CA$50.00
    Sale ended
    • CA$50.00
      +CA$1.25 service fee
    • CA$35.00
      +CA$0.88 service fee
    • CA$25.00
      +CA$0.63 service fee
    • CA$10.00
      +CA$0.25 service fee



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