Oct 28, 2023 - Oct 28, 2023 | Studio | 8 p.m.

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

Boo! Spend your Halloween belting out your fave songs from villains, nefarious characters and eeeeeevil doers with this new Edition of Broadway Café hosted by Joel Bernstein and Lucas Amato.
Costumes are very heavily encouraged for this evening that is sure to full of treats…and tricks!

SIGN UP TO SING HERE: https://forms.gle/KpakUnjdosA1oHtz8 


      • 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+ 


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Lucas Amato

A true supervillain on and offstage, Lucas Amato is a Montreal-based actor, designer, lyricist, and playwright. He studied performance at McGill University (BSc, Anatomy and Cell Biology, minor in Theatre), Concordia University (BFA, Playwriting program, Stream in Acting) and is a graduate of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective taught by Jonathan Monro. Some of the various villains he has portrayed with his evil cackle include The Wolf in Into the Woods (AUTS 2018), Mr. Dark in Something Wicked this Way Comes (Home Theatre 2023), and even Lucifer himself in The Creation of the World and Other Business (Players' Theatre 2015). Lucas can't wait to wreak havoc with his partner-in-crime Joel Bernstein and bring an absolutely unforgettable Villains' Night Broadway Ca to the Segal Centre. NO HEROES ALLOWED.

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Joel Bernstein
No part is more fun to play than the villain; Joel Bernstein would be the first to agree! Joel is frequently seen in independent English theatre in Montreal, but his most memorable roles are the villains and anti-heroes he has brought to the stage. Ranging from Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (WISTA) to Jack in Reefer Madness (Contact Theatre), and from Franklin Hart in 9 to 5 the Musical (WISTA) to his most recent turn as Rich in Be More Chill (Penumbra Theatre), Joel has uttered many a snide remark and twirled many a moustache. He is beyond excited to bring his love for over-the-top campy evil to the Segal Centre for Performing Arts’ Villains edition of Broadway Café!