Brenda Gorlick’s YoungStars was launched in 2004 to provide emerging musical theatre artists an outlet for intensive training. It is a two-tiered program combining in-class instruction and production work. The youth ensemble offers year-round classes in triple threat technique for students aged 11-18. In 2011, the program evolved into StudioWorks in conjunction with Winnipeg Studio Theatre offering a Summer Studioworks Intensive and Adults Only Division. The troupe made their theatrical debut at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2004; since then they have performed in DisneyWorld as part of the Magic Music Days program, made several tours to New York City for Broadway training opportunities and been featured at a variety of fundraising galas. Past productions include: Legally Blonde, Urinetown, Seussical the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Forbidden Broadway, Edges and Love Notes.