FEEL THE BURL: A Comedy Cabaret Series at the Performing Arts Centre on Friday

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February 26th, 2020



With their child sitters on duty and their cell phones almost on silent, comedic artists, best friends and supermoms Lisa and Shoshana are ready to party like it’s 1999.

Prepare to get totally out of control, but only until just past 10pm, the sitters have to be taken home.

Each cabaret will feature a Surprise Special Guest, specializing in musical theatre, stand-up, or drag – as well as Surprise Local Guests. So let’s take a deep breath, let our pelvic floors drop and Feel The Burl.

“Few people can make me pee my pants laughing like Shoshana Sperling.” – NOW Magazine


Lisa and Shoshani

Shoshana Sperling and Lisa Brooke – headliners

Shoshana and Lisa Brooke is an alumnus of the legendary Toronto and Chicago Second City and has worked in Canadian television for almost twenty years, but she’s really not as old as that sounds. Most recently Lisa was the show writer on CBC’s national daytime series ‘The Goods.’

Shoshana Sperling is a writer, voice talent, and JUNO-nominated musician who has opened for Jann Arden. She is a contributing writer for Today’s Parent and Chatelaine magazines. Her work as composer and lead singer of ‘The Monkey Bunch’ was rewarded with a JUNO nomination for Best Children’s Album.

Together Lisa and Shoshana have written on Just For Laughs, CBC’s Comics!, Jonovision, Smashalot (digital), and the Canadian Screen Award-nominated Just Like Mom And Dad which was taped in front of a live audience right here in Burlington.

Special Guests:


Sandra Battaglini

Sandra Battaglini is an award-winning stand-up comic, actor and writer. She is the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award winner for her solo show, Classy Lady, directed by Phil Luzi, that premiered in Toronto in 2012 and most recently was voted ‘Best Female Standup’ by NOW Magazine.

She was a semi-finalist in the She Devil Comedy Competition in NYC and has performed at Just for Laughs in Montreal and premiered her 7th solo show Baby Jeez and other Abreevs at in Toronto, directed by Phil Luzi. She spearheaded a grassroots movement to have stand-up comedy recognized as an art form and started The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians that lobbies for comedian’s rights.


Heidi Lange

Heidi Lange
Heidi is a Toronto-based singer, teacher, writer and actor. She has been teaching voice, piano and musical theatre to students of all ages for over 16 years. Born and raised in Burlington, Heidi studied musical theatre at the University of Windsor before returning home and graduating from the Mohawk College Applied Music program. She performs regularly in and around the GTA. Favourite musical theatre credits include: Ragtime (Sarah), The Last Five Years (Cathy), Rent (Joanne), and The Life (Queen). Heidi is very excited about the recent release of her second album, Let Your Honesty Shine, a collection of songs from the catalogue of Paul Simon.


Selena Vyle

Selena Vyle
Selena is a storyteller, comedian, singer and dancer, who is known for her political performances and social commentary. A Canadian Comedy Award winner for co-writing and co-starring in A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza, she has headlined comedy festivals Just For Laughs (Montreal), We’re Funny That Way, and Toronto Sketchfest. She is a member of House of Lix, with whom she co-hosts the podcast Squirrel Talk. This Latinx/Arab drag queen is the producer of “Queens Of The World”, celebrating diversity in Toronto’s drag scene. A Top 4 finalist in Crews & Tangos Drag Race 2018, she brings you the unexpected, from emotional mixes to hilarious puppetry and she’s one of Toronto’s most well known musical improvisers. She’s So Vyle.


Michelle Wagman

Michelle Wagman
Michelle is a Burlington based singer, actor and educator. She is a proud graduate of Sheridan’s prestigious Music Theatre Performance Program, and has been performed on stages across the country. Michelle most recently appeared as Elle Woods in Drury Lane’s production of “Legally Blonde”. She also spent years as “best friends” with many beloved princesses! Matt is also a Burlington based singer/actor and married to Michelle! He will be appearing next in Drury Lane’s production of “The Last Resort”.

Musical Director

BPAC Kulak

Bryce Kulak

Bryce Kulak
Bryce is a Toronto-based composer, pianist, singer, and actor. Award-winning projects include the musical Nami Namersson, the short musical La Casati, and the movie-musical The Man That Got Away, in which Bryce also starred.

Bryce co-created and tours with Tom Allen’s chamber-musicals Bohemians in Brooklyn, The Judgment of Paris, From Weimar to Vaudeville, and The Missing Pages. His albums Welcome, Tin Can Telephone, and The Man That Got Away are on iTunes.

Dates & Times

Friday FEB 28, 2020 – 7:30pm
Venue:  Community Studio Theatre

Ticket Prices

Regular: $39.00 (All in)

Member: $34.00 (All in)

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