Globus Theatre welcomes DORA award winner Gabi Epstein

By Lindsay Advocate

Gabi Epstein.

Following a sold out run of Shirley Valentine, Globus Theatre now welcomes a multi-award-winning singer to be the star for their next show. Hailed “Canada’s Queen of Cabaret” by CTV’s eTalk, Gabi Epstein is a DORA award winner and one of Canada’s leading stage/cabaret performers.

Best known for playing Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Stratford Festival and Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” at the Segal Centre and for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Globus Theatre is excited to be bringing this show to their stage for the final week of their 18th summer season, according to a media release. Audiences can expect new arrangements of Don’t Rain on My Parade, People, Papa Can You Hear Me, Happy Days are Here Again, and so much more. 

When asked about her inspiration, Gabi said: 

“I had written a very loose version of ‘Gabs Sings Babs’ as a cabaret for the Toronto Jazz Festival back in 2015. I had been singing Streisand songs for many years and thought that putting reimagined arrangements of them all together would be a great way of telling some of my own personal and professional stories. But I didn’t go nearly as far as I wanted to. The show was still more about “Babs” than about “Gabs”. So I reworked it using my own story as the narrative arch. I had been wanting to do this for a while but (luckily) work got in the way and I never had the time. These past couple of years we’ve had a chance to pause which, for me was a perfect time to create something reflective. What I have loved about reworking the show now is that the music is the constant. I can rely on Streisand’s extraordinary legacy of songs to help me tell my own story.”  

Her brother Jake was on the Globus stage last November in Boy Falls from the Sky. If you liked that show, then you won’t want to miss Gabi, says the release, as she shares her own journey of self-discovery through reimagined versions of her idol Barbra Streisand’s greatest hits. A touching, reflective, and funny show, “Gabs Sings Babs” reminds us to remain true to ourselves by celebrating, not hiding from what makes us truly unique.  

A three-course tables d’hôte dinner will be served in the dining room, with the show to follow. Both dinner and show are socially distanced cabaret-style seating; masks are required when moving around the building; and we have a limit of 50 people per performance for your safety.  

September 1 to 4 @ 6:00pm – Dinner and Show Tickets $77  

September 4 @ 1PM – Lunch and Show $65  

All prices subject to HST and a $2.00 per ticket fee. 

Tickets can now be booked by calling the box office: 705-738-2037 

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