Chasing Dreams: Jake Epstein’s Soaring Journey From Degrassi Heartthrob to Broadway Star in “Boy Falls From The Sky”

This Holiday Season, the Montreal Segal Centre for Performing Arts is happy to present: “Boy Falls From The Sky” a riveting musical show that is written and performed by Jake Epstein and directed / developed by Robert McQueen.

In the world of showbiz, where dreams are born and shattered in the same breath, Jake Epstein emerges as a beacon of resilience, passion, and unyielding determination.

Known to many Canadians as the troubled teenage heartthrob Craig Manning on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Epstein’s story unfolds far beyond the confines of television screens, transcending the boundaries of fame and venturing into the dazzling realm of Broadway.

From a young age, Epstein’s ambitions reached sky high. With dreams of gracing the iconic stages of Broadway, he embarked on a journey that would see him traverse the highs and lows of the entertainment industry.

Leaving behind the safety net of a hit Canadian show, Epstein ventured into the vast landscape of US National Tours, showcasing his talent in productions like Spring Awakening and American Idiot.

Jake Epstein in “Boy Falls from the Sky”

However, it was his daring leap into the role of Spider-Man in the notorious “Turn Off the Dark“, penned by the musical maestros Bono and The Edge, that truly elevated Epstein into the stratosphere of showbiz notoriety.

Hanging from a thread in : Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Yet, as the adage goes, “life at the top wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.” In a spellbinding one-person performance backed by a talented musical ensemble, Epstein unveils the raw truth of his journey in “Boy Falls From The Sky.” that includes rejection, stage fright, pain and heartbreak.

This captivating show is not merely a recounting of a star’s rise to fame; it’s a soul-baring exploration of the layers beneath the glitz and glamour of showbiz.

Epstein seamlessly weaves personal storytelling with iconic hits from A Chorus Line, Chicago, Oliver, Les Misérables, and original compositions, creating an immersive experience that resonates with audiences on a profound level.

Segal’s Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin attests to the magnetic charisma of Epstein, stating:

He may ‘fall from the sky’ but I can guarantee that you will fall for the charismatic and engaging Jake Epstein. Whether you’re an artist or an art lover, Jake takes you on the rarely-seen or talked-about journey of what it takes behind the scenes to become a Broadway star. His story will have you on the edge of your seat.

“Boy Falls From The Sky” is more than a performance; it’s a testament to the indomitable spirit of those who dare to chase their dreams.

Epstein’s narrative is not confined to the stage; it transcends the footlights and speaks to anyone who has ever aspired to something greater.

This is a must-see for students or for those hungry for inspiration, yearning to uncover the truth behind the glittering facade of success.

Witness Jake Epstein’s meteoric rise and the heartwarming revelations in “Boy Falls From The Sky.” Don’t miss the chance to be part of a journey that defies gravity and soars to the heights of the human spirit.

Boy Falls From The Sky

November 19th to December 10th

Tickets are on sale now at 514-739-7944 or at

WHERE: 5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7

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