Rainbow Stage’s Pot of Gold Gala brought together nine glorious performers from various places in their professional careers…from emerging artist to Broadway star to seasoned professional, the performances gave new meaning to the power of “live theatre”. Backed by a stunning trio of musicians led by Paul de Gurse, it was an evening that brought out raw emotion and celebrated what we do best – communicate with live audiences!
Thanks to Carson Nattrass, Artistic Director of Rainbow Stage for bringing it all together, the backstage and front of house crew and of course, all the patrons and supporters who completed the recipe for a very special evening. Til the next time we “fly beyond the Rainbow”…
I am thrilled to be participating in Rainbow Stage’s fundraising picnic and Benefit Concert on Sunday, September 13th at Kildonan Park. I will be “picnic-ing” and performing along with my several of my colleagues including: Paul de Gurse, Robb Paterson, Jaz Sealey, Alyssa Crockett, Josh Caldo, Paula Potosky and more…
StudioWork Sr. Academy is thrilled to be producing the Broadway smash hit Be More Chill (Joe Iconis) as part of their 2020-21 training program. The Senior Academy, specifically geared for students ages 15 and up is a two-tiered program combining in-class instruction and production work. The training consists of vocal work, movement and dance components and script work leading up to our production of Be More Chill in late May. Entry is by invitation or audition only.
For more information visit: https://winnipegstudiotheatre.com/studioworks/jr-sr-studioworks/
Winnipeg Studio theatre’s StudioWorks Academy is pleased to introduce a new program this season called Broadway Without Borders. We have partnered with the TCA Riverside theatre ensemble in Riverside, California to produce an original online musical called: Super Happy Awesome News, loosely based on the viral smash hit “Some Good News”, created by John Krasinski. The program runs from September thru March 2021 and our hope is that we can collaborate with other theatre companies worldwide….an exciting by-product of the pandemic.
To register visit: https://winnipegstudiotheatre.com/studioworks/jr-sr-studioworks/
I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting one of my heroes this summer as part of the Broadway Teachers Workshop program- Ms. Chita Rivera!! The week long session featured over a dozen working professionals from Broadway’s theatrical world teaching sessions in playwriting to puppetry, music direction to making shows remotely.
The outstanding line-up of guest speakers included the incredible Patti Lupone, Billy Porter Stephen Schwartz and the one and only Chita Rivera. In my 3 minute online visit with her, we discussed fitness regimes, her ballet training and her adoration for Brent Carver (who recently passed away), her leading man in Kiss of the Spider Woman.I was thrilled to have had the chance to meet, albeit virtually, and will continue to follow in those glorious dancer footsteps.
Winnipeg Studio Theatre is proud to present the first Made in Manitoba virtual Masterclass series – Musical Theatre Edition!
Under the direction of Brenda Gorlick and Kayla Gordon, WST Co-directors – this twelve-session program features top musical theatre artists from Manitoba who now perform and create for the world stage.
The roster includes artists Andrea Macasaet – newly-minted Broadway star of Six the Musical, Nyk Bielak – Lead performer in the Australian company of Book of Mormon, current Associate Artistic Director of Shaw Festival – Kimberley Rampersad, Mary Antonini, Jaz Sealey and Alexandra Frohlinger of Broadway shows – The Prom, Aladdin and Hello Dolly respectively, stage and screen actor – Markian Tarasiuk, Music Director at Sheridan College – Joseph Tritt, Joshua LeClair, fresh from the Matilda world tour, Kathleen Moore from the “Oz” company of Come From Away, Samantha Jeanne Hill of Broadway’s Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera and seasoned veteran of Broadway, Vegas and Guthrie stages – Andrea Mislan
Brenda Gorlick, who created this project articulates: “Winnipeg Studio Theatre is offering an incredible interactive experience in a digitalized setting for all ages, which has never been done before. The quality of the ‘Made in Manitoba’ faculty is stellar, and we are so proud and excited to have them back leading 12 workshops spanning all areas of theatre training”.