GABI EPSTEIN & JEREMY LAPALME
Gabi Epstein — Born and raised in Toronto, Gabi is one of Canada’s leading stage and cabaret performers best known for playing Audrey in the 2019 Stratford Festival production of Little Shop of Horrors. For the Capitol Theatre: Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, Aquata in The Little Mermaid. Other favourites: Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (Segal/HGJT); standby for Girl in Once (Mirvish— DORA Ensemble/Production); Ensemble/U/S Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot, The House of Martin Guerre (Stratford Festival); Prom Queen (Segal Centre); Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Paquette/Old Lady in Candide, (TIFT); Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Magnus); To Life (HGJT— DORA nomination, Outstanding Performance); Blood Brothers, The Sound of Music, Perfect Wedding (Drayton); Edges (Musical Stage) as well as various Disney princesses including Belle and Ariel and Bo Peep aboard Disney Cruise Lines and in their original company of Toy Story the Musical. Gabi’s CD Show Off is available on Spotify/iTunes and her “Gabarets” have been performed all over North America garnering her praise such as “Best Cabaret of the Year” by the Times Square Chronicles in NYC. Her show “Gabs Sings Babs: Gabi Epstein sings the songs of Barbra Streisand” debuted at the Toronto Jazz Fest and has been performed all over Ontario and Quebec. Along with her husband, Jeremy Lapalme she is the co-founder/creator of “The New Local: Dine In Sing Out!” which partners with local restaurants to bring you virtual dinner&show experiences. Follow @the.new.local on Instagram and visit gabiepstein.com/news for more info.
Jeremy Lapalme — Over the past 12 years, Jeremy has made a reputation for himself as one of Canada’s top comedic performers appearing in plays and musicals across both the GTA and the country. For the Capitol: Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid and Mordcha in Fiddler on the Roof. Other theatrical credits include: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Charlie Brown in You’re a good man, Charlie Brown, Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream among other shows with the Rose Theatre, 80s Solid Gold, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Drinking Habits, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. (Betty nom. Best Production) at Stage West Calgary and shows with theatres across Ontario including the Orillia Opera House, Theatre Orangeville, Magnus Theatre, and work at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
As well as being a performer, Jeremy has been instrumental in the creation of new comedic works with his dear friends at Bain and Bernard Comedy where they specialize in vaudeville-style and parody. Some of their works include: The You’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Show!!, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet: Chainsaw Massacre (Best of Fringe pick). Along with his wife, Gabi Epstein he is a co-founder/creator of “The New Local: Dine In Sing Out!” which partners with local restaurants to bring you virtual dinner&show experiences. Follow @the.new.local on Instagram and visit gabiepstein.com/news for more info.
Jeremy is a proud graduate of both the performing arts program at Wexford School of the Arts and Sheridan College’s prestigious Musical Theatre Performance program.