Broadway Without Borders – a collaboration between Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Junior StudioWorks Academy and TCA Riverside, California Youth Company is producing their 1st virtual musical – “Super Happy Awesome News”. Under the direction of Brenda Gorlick and Stacee Tweedlie, this family friendly musical brings together 26 emerging artists from California and Winnipeg who bring their energy, creativity and technology to the virtual stage. The Live-Streamed production will premiere on Wednesday, December 2nd at 8 pm on YouTube (via private channel). Please visit: www.winnipegstudiotheatre.com/donate/ or www.tcariverside.com to access a link (posted on Dec. 1st)
Donations are welcome in support of our youth programs!
Super Happy Awesome News synopsis:
Two siblings launch rival good news networks and find themselves competing for the title of happiest news show. Soon, their correspondents are in a whirlwind of ecstatic musical reporting – from joyful weather forecasts, to cheerful cooking segments and blissful political updates!
Just finished a fun musical theatre workshop at the West end Cultural Centre as part of their Spring Break programming. We acted, danced and sung up a storm this afternoon. Thanks to all attendees and to Jessica Havey at the WECC for inviting me. Hope to come back soon!!
WST’s 15th annual Summer StudioWorks Musical Theatre Intensive is currently accepting registrations for their camp which runs July 8-12th at U of Wpg’s Asper Centre for theatre and Film. Daily classes are offered in acting, singing and dance and include choreographic workshops, vocal masterclasses, singing/songwriting sessions and more under the guidance of Manitoba’s finest theatre artists. If you are passionate about musical theatre, between the ages of 10-18 and want to improve your skills (as well as have tons of fun), then this camp is for you!
To arrange an audition and for more information, contact: Director, Brenda Gorlick – firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 795-9741
A World Première, a co-production with Prairie Theatre Exchange & Tarragon Theatre.
I’m thrilled to be choreographer for PTE’s latest production – “NMVFT” which runs January 24- February 10th. Written by and featuring Daniel MacIvor, he along with Caroline Gillis, Stephanie MacDonald and Andrew Moodie bring this powerful piece to life under the direction of Richard Rose.
Synopsis: In his Cape Breton trailer park home, Dougie is preparing for a visit from his boyhood friend Allen, whom he hasn’t seen in 25 years. Everything starts off great, laughs are had and embarrassing memories shared. But as the evening wears on, shadows from the past emerge and questions resurface about what things appear to be and what they really are; what we remember and what we choose to forget. With themes of family dysfunction, lost love, new passions, and the machinations of small town personal dramas, this play seeks to offer healing for the vulnerable who have suffered injustice at the hands of the powerful.
Reefer Madness, WST’s 1st production of the season was unleashed in December to great critical acclaim. As Co-Director/Choreographer I had the best time creating an outlandish production which fired on all cylinders. Along with my amazing artistic colleagues, Director- Kayla Gordon and Music Dir. – Paul deGurse, Winnipeg audiences were exposed to the “ill -effects” of a very dark but highly satirical musical comedy which showcased our wonderfully talented ALL MANITOBA cast, crew and designers. Watch for our upcoming production of Pippin in March www.winnipegstudiotheatre.com