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Thank you again for your incredible support for our first few events here at “The New Local”. The blackout could have taken us down but as we say in this business we call “show”, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Man, it feels good to say that after many months of not.

We are so thrilled to announce the restaurant partner for our August show… KABABIA!!!

After some HIGH praise from members of our community we couldn’t resist giving them a try. And boy did they ever deliver (no pun intended… in fact we did pick-up)! So, to toast these dog days of summer we decided to give you a perfect Wednesday night show suitable for all ages. Wednesday August 19th at 7pm it’s THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER!


Each monthly show will showcase a different local restaurant and feature a special menu designed for the show. One admission price gets you a dinner for either 2, 4, or 6 people delivered straight to your door and a private link to the one hour show. All you have to do is unpack your dinner, sit back, relax, and enjoy. And because this intimate event has limited admission you can share your experience with an invested active audience. You can even request songs in advance! After the show, let the “afterparty” begin! Gabi and Jeremy will join you for a virtual post-show “cheers” and answer any questions you may have.

“Seating” is limited so book your tickets early to ensure a spot!
Here are the details:

KABABIA “Sounds of Summer” Dinner and Concert:
A: Two People (choose 1 menu item) $50 + HST
B: Four People (choose 2 menu items) $80 + HST
C: Six People (choose 3 menu items) $110 + HST

“New Local” Dinner Specials (all meals serve 2 people):
#1) KABAB DINNER (Chicken or lamb or both) + mixed salad, rice, garlic potatoes, hummus, pita, tahini and hot sauce on the side)

#2) SHAWARMA DINNER (Chicken or Gyro or both) + mixed salad, rice, garlic potatoes, hummus, pita, tahini and hot sauce on the side)

#3) FALAFEL/VEGGIE DINNER (VEGETARIAN) (Falafel patties and grilled eggplant/cauliflower) + mixed salad, rice, garlic potatoes, hummus, pita, tahini and hot sauce on the side)


*No substitutions please

(delivery zones are CARLAW TO MAIN + O’CONNOR TO DUNDAS)

Please email BY MONDAY AUGUST 17TH with the following information:
Option A, B, or C, which menu items you choose, and your address.
Please use this format as an example:
“Hello! I would like to request tickets for “The New Local” show. I would like combo B with #1 and #2 meals. My address is [insert address]” and my phone number is [insert phone #].

We will then email you back with your total and a secure link for where to send payment. A receipt will be issued upon confirmation.
If you are outside of the delivery zone PICKUP IS AVAILABLE! Please email to arrange this.

And please use this email if you would like to request a song! Team Lapepstein has a great summer nights show lined up but will try to accommodate any special requests.

Can’t wait to see you at The New Local!
Cheers and stay safe.

Born and raised in Toronto, Gabi Epstein is one of Canada’s leading stage and cabaret performers best known for playing Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at The Stratford Festival in 2019. Prior to this, Gabi starred as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl both at the Segal Centre in Montreal and in concert with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre. Other favourite credits include Billy Elliot (Stratford Festival); Once (Mirvish Productions— DORA win for Best Ensemble and Production); Prom Queen (Segal Centre); Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Talk is Free Theatre); Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Magnus Theatre); To Life (HG Jewish Theatre— DORA nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Musical), Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West/Capitol Theatre); The Sound of Music, Blood Brothers, and Perfect Wedding (Drayton Entertainment); Edges (Musical Stage Co.), and various characters aboard Disney Cruise Lines including Belle, Ariel, and even Slinky Dog’s butt in Toy Story: The Musical! Gabi’s debut CD Show Off is available on Spotify and iTunes and her infamous “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 music of Barbra Streisand” debuted at the Toronto Jazz Fest and has been performed all over Ontario and Quebec.
Instagram: @gabifayepstein

Over the past 12 years, Jeremy has made a reputation for himself as one of the cities top comedic performers appearing in plays and musicals across both the GTA and Canada. Pickering born and a graduate of both the performing arts program at Wexford School of the Arts and Sheridan College’s prestigious Musical Theatre Performance program, Jeremy has deep ties to the theatre community. He spent several years performing at the Rose Theatre in Brampton playing roles such as Seymour in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, Charlie Brown in ‘You’re a good man, Charlie Brown’, Lysander in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ among others. He also has worked extensively with Stage West, first in Mississauga in “Fiddler on the Roof” followed by several productions at their theatre in Calgary including “80s Solid Gold”, “Spamalot”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Drinking Habits” and most recently “A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder”. Some other theatres Jeremy has worked with include: Orillia Opera House, Theatre Orangeville, Capitol Theatre, 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 Bain and Bernard Comedy where they specialize in vaudeville, parody and general silliness. Some of their works include: The You’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Show!!, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet: Chainsaw Massacre (Best of Fringe pick).

Gabi and Jeremy couldn’t be happier to share an evening of songs, laughter, and food with you and your families while safely at home together.♥️

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