Broadway Café: Miscast Holidaze Edition

Dec 02, 2023 - Dec 02, 2023 | Studio | 8 p.m.

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

Rejoice! Everyone’s favourite “Miscast Edition” of Broadway Café is back and this time with 1000% more cozy holiday vibes! One of our most popular events, “Miscast” asks you to sign up and sing something you would not normally be cast for. Hosted by Debbie Friedmann and Julie d'Entremont, this a night you won’t want to miss!

SIGN UP TO SING HERE: https://forms.gle/ajoBtrVdqn8FrWj78



HOW IT WORKS:

    • 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 mthompson@segalcentre.org 
    • 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+ 

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Debbie Friedmann
Debbie Friedmann is a director-choreographer from Vancouver, celebrating her 6th year as an avid Broadway Café superfan! She is an alumnus of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program and the Segal Centre’s Jewish Arts Mentorship Program. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Contact Theatre, a local independent musical theatre company alongside her partner in everything Ally Brumer. She is currently in the early days of Contact’s next musical Spring Awakening starring lovely co-host Julie!
Her most recent projects include Director-Choreographer for Reefer Madness, Next to Normal, Bonnie and Clyde (Contact), Chicago (AUTS), and The Addams Family (WISTA). She has also had the pleasure of assisting Amy Blackmore on Rocky Horror Show (MainLine Theatre) and Trevor Barette on The Sages of Chelm and Hughesical (Segal Centre for Performing Arts). She is so excited to be hosting Broadway Café alongside the brilliant Julie d’Entremont!

Julie d'Entrmont
Based in Montreal, Julie d’Entremont is a quadruple-threat performer, honing her skills in acting, singing, dancing, and songwriting. She received her BFA with a Specialization in Acting for Theatre from Concordia University with Great Distinction. Her favourite roles include quirky thespian Christine (Be More Chill), chaotic and conceited Amy (Reefer Madness), boisterous drag-king Trissotin (Learned Ladies), and troubled Michelle from her own solo show Noël Chez Michelle, based on her Acadian heritage. Hosting Broadway Café is a true bucket-list moment for Julie and she feels so grateful to host alongside the wonderful Debbie Friedmann. Jumping in last minute is a thrilling endeavour that makes her feel very excited (well excited and scared).