Broadway Café: Jukebox Heroes Edition

Sep 23, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023 | ArtLounge | 8 p.m.

Broadway Café is the Segal Centre’s beloved Broadway karaoke night with live piano accompaniment!

Broadway Café is back cutie pops! Help us kick off a new theatre season and celebrate the upcoming Segal production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical with hosts Dakota Jamal Wellman and Anton May. Sing your favourite song from a Jukebox musical – or don’t, themes are just for fun!

Due to our ongoing renovations, this edition will take place in the ArtLounge on the lower level which is only accessible by stairs (for now - an elevator is in the works!). Please note that there will be a limited amount of seats available. As the ArtLounge is a smaller venue, we highly recommend getting your tickets ahead of time.



    • VIRTUAL SIGN-UP: you must sign up to sing at the link above before 4 p.m. the day of the event.
    • The order of performances will be drawn at random live the night of the event. We’ll do our best to get to as many singers as possible, you can help us by picking a song that is under 3 – 4 minutes. 
    • When the hosts call your name, you will have a chance to consult with the pianist before singing. All our pianists are experts at sight-reading and will be able to accompany you and make you feel comfortable. 
    • Our “one song rule” remains in effect. We will let everyone sing once before anyone can sing a second time. Solos, duets, trios, and group songs all count as your one song, so choose wisely.
    • The only exception to this rule is preview numbers of upcoming musicals. These must be booked in advance and will not count towards your “one song”. We will even promote your production on our Broadway Café Facebook page. For more info or to reserve a preview spot, message us on social media or send an email to 
    • The themes are just for fun! Use the prompt as inspo or sing whatever your heart desires.
    • Click here for a list of the songbooks available onsite. If you have a specific song you’d like to sing we’d recommend bringing your own sheet music to be sure. 
    • Please bring your sheet music on double-sided and three-hole punched paper. 
    • Seating is general admission. This is not a show so you can feel free to get up and move around as needed. The bar will be open throughout and concessions are allowed in the theatre.
    • Broadway Café is a warm, supportive, and welcoming environment open to singers of all skill levels. We will cheer you on and be your backup singers no matter what!
    • Amongst its many perks, Class Act offers members -50% off on tickets to Broadway Café as well as a -10% at the bar. Find out more about this amazing subscription package for students and under 30. 
    • This event is recommended for 16+ 


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Dakota Jamal Wellman
Dakota is excited to host Broadway Café once again and with the fabulous Anton May, no less! Dakota Jamal Wellman is a performer, educator, and creator currently based in Montreal. He graduated from Bishop’s University (B.A. Drama, 2015) and relocated to Montreal in September of that same year to participate in Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program. He has since performed with such companies as Geordie Theatre, Repercussion Theatre, and Black Theatre Workshop. For his work on Simone Half and Half (Black Theatre Workshop), Dakota was awarded the 2020 META for Outstanding Supporting Performance. Other notable credits include Pool (No Water) (Persephone Productions), SuperDogs: The Musical (Segal Centre for Performing Arts), Summer of Sonnets (Repercussion Theatre), Eva In Rio (Playground Productions), and Don’t Read the Comments (Sermo Scomber Theatre). His film and TV credits include Terror Train, The Naughty Nine, About Sex, Fester, Infinite Light, Matthias et Maxime. You can catch him on stage next at the Segal Centre as a member of The Drifters in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

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Anton May
Anton May (he/him) is a British-born, now Montreal-based Creator/Performer, an honours graduate from Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program and an alumni of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program in the acting discipline (2016-17). He has had the privilege to perform across eastern Canada as well as in New York as a singer and actor. In 2018, he was the recipient of the META for Outstanding Emerging Artist. He continues to seek out opportunities to tell stories through the black queer gaze through song, dance, and poetry. His latest digital work An Account Of Many was showcased in BTW’s Belongingness Project alongside many powerful queer black stories. Something you may not know about him is that he is also a proud member of the Montreal Kiki Ballroom scene (alias Godfather Broadway Mulan) where he frequently vogues down for the dwolls at Balls both in Montreal and Montreal. When he’s not acting, he’s voguing or performing in concerts and Cabarets singing the house down or moving the audience with his poetry. He’s happy to be back hosting alongside superstar and fellow Drifter Dakota Jamal Wellman. #blackqueerboymagic

Selected Credits include: Drifter/Ensemble (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Drayton Entertainment 2023) Swing (Choir Boy, Canadian Stage 2022), B (All Shall Be Well, Repercussion Theatre 2022), Echo (The Love Trial, Purple Divine 2021), Lola (Kinky Boots, Juste Pour Rire 2020), Michael (Tick Tick Boom, Rentrobuff Prod. 2019), Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet, Repercussion Theatre 2018), Donkey (Shrek the Musical, WISTA 2017).