The Essential Cabaret


1oth Anniversary – 2011 – 2021

The Essential Cabaret

March 21, 2021 – 6pm Pacific

A distanced zoom cabaret essential service.


This event is 100% free to attend and supported by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.

We are back and joining in on this virtual world to celebrate 10 years since out first chorus|line|cabaret’s. It’s Gotta Getta Gimmick’s Essential Cabaret. Let’s create and share and get back out there… from home.

Join us on March 21, 2021 at 6pm Pacific Time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Gotta Getta Gimmick’s chorus|line|cabaret. With more than 20 cabarets and hundreds of songs and singers, we’re back from hiatus to deliver an essential service online to all of our musical theatre lovers during these isolated covid-times.

The theme for this cabaret is musical theatre songs that are essential. We asked our singers, what songs are Essential, what makes them a service to your life?

Under the guidance of award winning Musical Theatre professional Jenni Burke and Victoria’s incredible songbird Sarah Carle, supported by producers Clayton Baraniuk and RJ Peters, the Essential Cabaret is a one-night-only live celebration of musical theatre and those who love it.

Act 1 is performed by more than a dozen LIVE Singers, featuring of some of the most famous works in the canon alongside fan favourites and unknown treasures. Hosted by GGG’s Sarah Carle and Clayton Baraniuk, we will announce our confirmed singers in the coming week.

Just like the Act 2 of the Chorus|Line|Cabaret, when the Belfry Lobby was turned over to the audience, Act 2 of the Essential Cabaret is open for anyone to jump in. No holds barred – any Musical Theatre Song is fair game. Bring your track and jump in, play Diva Tag, win prizes, sing along or sit back and take it all in!



About the chorus|line|cabaret

The GGG cabaret workshops were created to help connect the Victoria musical theater community, to provide opportunities for all of us to practice and refine our process and craft and to share our talents and amazing musical theater material with local audiences. This Essential Cabaret is happening so that we can share joy with those who are near and far, and for participants to be able to continue to work on their craft send some love out there for all at home!

About our guest coach:

Jenni Burke

Jenni is an award winning actress and singer has appeared on screen and  stages and across Canada. She is a Toronto native raised in Oakville and is no stranger to the Film, Theatre and Musical Theatre scene across our Country A few Film and TV credits include: Odd Squad, Sensitive Skin, Rookie Blue, Da Kink in my Hair, Blues Brothers 2000, Half Baked, Under Cover Brother, The Music Man, This is Wonderland. Missing. Forbidden fruit and TIFF film You are Here. Jenni’s career has taken her theatre’s across our beautiful country most recently National Art Centre, The Grand, The Globe, The Citadel, The Arts Club, Can Stage and Shakespeare in Park and the Chemainus Theatre festival. Some Recent shows include King Lear and Twelve Night, Little Shop of Horrors, Funny Girl, Chicago, Funny Girl, Les Miserable, Mary Poppins, Ain’t Misbahavin, The Buddy Holly Story and Mamma Mia.
Jenni spent two decades of singing and hosting in Toronto Jazz clubs and Cabaret circuit.  Jenni has performed to rave revues and sold out shows at venues such as  Jazz Bistro, The Rivoli, Cameron House, Clinton’s, The The  Living Well, The Brigantine Room, Habor front, Fashion Cares: Wings of Hope, The Imperial room, The Drake, and the Pantages Hotel.
Coming Up Jenni is a guest star on KIm’s Convenience and Private Eyes ,The Parker Andersons/Anderson Parkers and a Halmark move called Tycoon’s Kiss.

Having attended one of the pre-pandemic chorus|line|cabarets herself, Jenni is authentically overjoyed to be the Essential Cabaret coach!!