Says our Executive Director Howard Jang, “David had a history of many associations with the Arts Club’s early days and of course Bill could describe them to you quite eloquently. For me, David has been a friend and a mentor my whole career. He was the founder of Ballet BC and was the acting GM when I was appointed in 1993. He was always a good friend, confidante, and a true teacher. He was the definition of an impresario, a true champion for artists, and a believer of the arts. A sad day for our community but an amazing contribution to the arts in Vancouver and Canada.”
Says Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd, “The history of the Arts Club Theatre Company would be very different without the production of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well…” that David Y.H. Lui presented at the Seymour Street Arts Club opening in 1972, which went on to run for seven months. As well as putting the Arts Club on the theatrical map in Vancouver, the musical revue introduced to audiences the talents of Leon Bibb, Ann Mortifee, Ruth Nichol, and Pat Rose under the direction of Richard Ouzounian. He will be sorely missed.”
For more on Lui, please check out this Vancouver Sun article.