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    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
    Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder

    Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder

    I am thrilled to announce that I will be performing in Dry Cold’s production of Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder from June 21-June 26th at MTYP. Rehearsals are currently underway and it is an absolute dream to be back in the studio working alongside a stellar cast and Artistic Team including: Erin McGrath (Director) and Rachel Cameron “the singing pianist” as Music Director.

    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

    Tickets may be purchased at the link below and I hope to see everyone at the show!https://tickets.mtyp.ca/TheatreManager/104/login?event=0&search=PB_SALES_METHOD%20in(0,1,2,3)%20and%20PB_SHOW_CODE%20like%20%27%25-R%25%27

    Summer StudioWorks 2022

    Summer StudioWorks 2022

    Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Summer StudioWorks is a musical theatre program offering training in the “triple threat” technique of acting, singing, and dancing to students ages 10 & up.

    Since its inception in 2004, Director Brenda Gorlick has amassed the finest roster of Manitoban musical theatre specialists. Program offerings include vocal masterclasses, dance technique, mock auditions, original & show choreography, singing & songwriting, scene work, playwrighting, improvisation, voiceover technique, cabaret work, music interpretation, and more!
    The program also offers an opportunity to attend Rainbow Stage’s musical offering: “The Hockey Sweater”. The weeklong program runs from 10:00 – 4:00 pm daily culminating with a final showcase presentation.
    Earlybird Fee: $350.00 by May 11th
    We welcome students from across Canada to attend!

    Guest Instructors for Summer StudioWorks 2022:

    Brenda Gorlick – Director – Choreographer
    Charlotte Thompson (Grad of Canadian College of Performing Arts/Village Conservatory) – Asst. to the Director
    Alyssa Crockett (Dorothy in Rainbow Stage’s Wizard of Oz) – Voice & Movement
    Laura Kolisnyk –  (Triple threat performer, Director) – Voiceover Technique 
    Samantha Hutchings – Guest dance instructor (contemporary & lyrical)
    More to come……
    Broadway Bootcamp

    Broadway Bootcamp



    Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s StudioWorks Academy has joined forces with Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment to BEAT the FEBRUARY BLAHS!!

    Join our 4 week BROADWAY BOOTCAMP and train with a roster of MUSICAL THEATRE guest professionals.

    Led by Academy Director Brenda Gorlick, this intensive will offer skill building in acting, singing, dance and performance technique.

    Each of the 2-hour sessions will cover a variety of songs, scenes and dances taught in a fun, fast-paced way and will be sure bring out the “triple threat” performer in you.

    Limited space available – all sessions via Zoom

    SPECIAL GUEST: Manitoba born Broadway star SAMANTHA HILL (Cosette in the original revival of Les Miserables and Christine in the 25th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera.)

    To Register visit:https://www.prairiefusion.ca/dance-2/broadway-bootcamp

    Dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25th                                                                 

    Time: Youth (ages 10-15) 5:15-7:15 pm                                           

    Senior/Adult (age 16+) 7:30-9:30 pm                                             

    Investment: $120.00 (8 hrs. of training)                                           

    Sessions will be via Zoom