SpongeBob Musical is COMING!!

SpongeBob Musical is COMING!!

WST StudioWorks Musical Theatre Academy presents: SpongeBob the Musical
Tickets available HERE: 

Join our cast of twenty-five emerging artists in their return to the University of Winnipeg’s Asper Theatre stage from May 17-20th in this family friendly adaptation of the Nickelodeon hit series – SpongeBob.

SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take centre stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!
The musical features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, and a dozen more amazing artists.
Director/Choreographer: Brenda Gorlick
Music Director: Rachel Cameron
Assoc. Director: Charlotte Thompson
Asst. Director: Laura Kolisnyk
Designer: Joyce Licup
StudioWorks Academy Auditions Now open!

StudioWorks Academy Auditions Now open!


Auditions for the StudioWorks Academy 2022-23 are now open! This year’s production is SpongeBob the Musical which is being presented in MAY ’23. Contact: assocad@winnipegstudiotheatre.com to book an appt.

The StudioWorks Academy program is specifically geared to students who wish to improve their skill level in musical theatre and performance technique There are TWO Divisions: Intermediate and Senior Academy.

Senior Academy Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Chai Ensemble Studio on Notre Dame Enrolment maximum of 22 students Entry by audition only!
– The teaching team consists of: Brenda Gorlick – Director, Charlotte Thompson – Asst. Director and Rachel Cameron – Music Director.
– The 32 week, 90 hr. + program annual fee is $1500.00 (paid in two instalments) or an early bird rate – $1400.00 (if paid on or before August 31st)

NEW THIS SEASON!! Intermediate Academy
Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm for students ages 10 and up who have a limited background in “triple threat” technique but have experience in acting, singing and/or dance.
Enrolment maximum of 16 students Entry by audition only!
– The program is led by seasoned instructor, Laura Kolisnyk.
– The 32 week, 65 hr. + program annual fee is $1200.00 (paid in two instalments) or an early bird rate – $1100.00 (if paid on or before August 31st)

Training in both programs consists of vocal work, movement and dance components and script work leading up to a fully produced book musical in late May. Special guest directors and instructors are introduced throughout the season including Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Artistic Director – Erin McGrath and former alumni who have entered the professional performance world.

Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder

Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder

“It’s a wrap” on Dry Cold Productions GG2L&M – the 1st live musical since 2019. Such a thrill to have shared the stage with such an illustrious company led by Director, Erin McGrath in her debut with Dry Cold and Music Director- Rachel Cameron. Thx to producers Donna Fletcher & Reid Harrison for bringing together such a great group of players and theatre professionals. As the play says…..”This is not the end!” It’s just a new beginning!!

Summer StudioWorks Bursaries

Summer StudioWorks Bursaries

Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s StudioWorks Academy is offering FREE tuition ($400.00 value) to Summer StudioWorks 2022 to FOUR recipients – 2 x Junior (age 10-13) and 2 x Senior (age 14 and up).  This triple threat program offers intensive training in acting, singing, dance and theatre arts and is taught by Manitoba’s finest musical theatre specialists.

The program runs July 11th-15th, 2022 from 9:30 – 4:30 pm daily at Drop-in Dance Studio (1381 Portage Ave.) and culminates with an open house showcase presentation. There is also an optional field trip to Rainbow Stage’s production of The Hockey Sweater. Please feel free to share this information with any friends, family members and or students who may demonstrate a passion and desire to excel in musical theatre as entrance is by audition only.

Students: Please indicate your interest to submit a brief Musical theatre audition tape by Monday, June 20th

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 24th to assocad@winnipegstudiotheatre.com

Award recipients will be notified by Tuesday, June 28th


  • One musical theatre song of your own choice (a verse & chorus is sufficient, recorded with accompaniment or a bed track.)
  • Perform the following passage from Cats (see enclosed) in an animated style- no need to memorize it; you may hold your script as long as you don’t conceal your face when recording.

Please submit a recent photo and resume with your audition tape. A scanned school photo is fine and the resume should reflect your performing arts background.                                                                                                       

excerpt from Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer by T.S. Elliot

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer have a wonderful way of working together                                                                And some of the time you would say it was luck                                                                                                          And some of the time you would say it was weather                                                                                                    We go through the house like a hurricane                                                                                                                    And no sober person could take his oath                                                                                                                      Was it Mungojerrie or Rumpelteazer?                                                                                                                            Or could you have sworn that it mightn’t be both?

Then family will say: “Now which was which cat?                                                                                                          It was Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer!”                                                                                                                    And there’s nothing at all to be done about that!

For all students who audition and are accepted into the Summer StudioWorks program, but do NOT receive a bursary, a discounted rate will be offered ($250.00) which will cover the entire program. WST’s StudioWorks program also runs year-round (September thru May) in addition to the summer session. For more information on these programs, please visit winnipegstudiotheatre.com

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. Thanks so much for your assistance.

Brenda Gorlick – Director
StudioWorks academy
Cell 795-9741  


JNF Negev Gala 2022

JNF Negev Gala 2022

I am so proud to be part of the Jewish National Fund’s, Negev Gala honouring Gail Asper and Michael Paterson. If you are going to follow someone, follow those that are helping to repair the world. Gail and Michael lead by their words and their deeds and JNF are thrilled to pay tribute to them.
The Livestream broadcast premieres on June 2nd, highlights exclusively Manitoba artists and features iconic Winnipeg locations.
To sponsor, buy a ticket or for more info, click here: www.jnf.ca/winnipeg.
Special thank you to my partner on the project, Kayla Gordon , and our brilliant producers Jennifer Howe and Kristen McIntyre of Executed Events Inc.
See you on June 2.
Photo credits: Kayla Gordon