Author Archives: Kayla Gordon

Audition Workshop coming soon!

Winnipeg Studio Theatre is offering a FREE audition workshop in preparation for upcoming musical theatre auditions for RMTC, Rainbow Stage, WST and more… In lieu of payment we are looking for donations to the WST Scholarship fund (suggested donation $20.00)
The evening sessions will take place on Thursday, May 31st OR Friday, June 1st from 5:45-9:30 @ Asper Centre for Theatre & Film (U of W campus).
We will be covering topics including resume writing, 16-32 bar vocal song selection; learning Matilda vocals and movement rep, etc.
Open to students ages 8-14 (or who can play age 9-11); please spread the word!
Email: Brenda Gorlick, Assoc. Director – WST to register:
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Workshops and New York Tour

Audition Workshop with Samantha Hill December 20, 12-4 pm
The goal of this workshop is to help students improve their confidence and awareness from the moment they walk into an audition room to the moment they exit. We will mimic an actual audition setting and go step by step through the process as well as work on acting moments in the student’s songs in order to support stronger future audition experiences. Please prepare a musical theatre song approx. 2 minutes in length
After working extensively in Canadian theatre, Samantha moved to New York to star as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Most recently, she finished her run in the original Broadway revival cast of Les Miserables starring as Cosette. Her Canadian theatre experience includes work at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Rainbow Stage, Dry Cold Productions, Shakespeare in the Ruins, Winnipeg Studio Theatre Mayfield Theatre amongst others. A graduate of the BA Theatre program at the University of Winnipeg and the BFA Acting Conservatory at the University of Alberta, Samantha will us.
Sam also came to the Musical Theatre class at the University of Winnipeg to do a special talk on living as an actor in New York City. (Photo below)
In other news……we are looking into another tour to New York in the late spring of 2017.  If you are interested please email Kayla at
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New York Broadway Tour – 2014
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