Winnipeg Studio Theatre offers Musical Theatre classes for youth ages 10 – 18 throughout the year and workshops and programs for adults.
This year’s program is full. For those who did not audition or apply this year, we hope you’ll consider coming back to us next year!
StudioWorks Background Info
Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s StudioWorks Academy was launched in 2004 to provide emerging musical theatre artists an outlet for intensive training. It is a two-tiered program combining in-class instruction and production work. The Youth Ensemble offers year-round classes in triple threat technique for students aged 10-18 (summer and fall/winter sessions). The Adults Only program runs a fall/winter session only.
The troupe made their theatrical debut at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2004; since then they have performed in DisneyWorld as part of the Magic Music Days program, made several tours to New York City for Broadway training opportunities and was featured at the Canada Games 2017 Opening Ceremonies. Selected past productions include: Legally Blonde, Urinetown, Seussical the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Forbidden Broadway, Edges, Love Notes, First Date, Last Kiss and most recently the sold out production of School of Rock which combined the youth/adult ensembles.
The programs are specifically geared for students who wish to improve their skill level in musical theatre and performance technique. It runs Wednesday evenings from 5:45-9:45 pm at the U of Winnipeg’s Dept. of Theatre and Film. The training consists of vocal work, movement and dance components and script work leading up to a fully produced book musical in late May. Additional rehearsals are incorporated into the schedule prior to production dates. A total of 20 students are accepted into the program annually and gain entry through audition only.
Youth Sr. Ensemble:
The 34 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 15th)
– Classes commence mid September and run until May 31st.
Youth Jr. Ensemble:
This program is meant for students who are working at an entry level in Musical theatre and will be featured in the production this year.
The 25 week program is $850.00 (paid in two instalments if necessary – $425.00 each) or the early bird rate is 800.00 (if paid on or before August 15th)
Note there is a small fee if paid with PayPal.
Payments can also be made by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and an application form contact Brenda Gorlick at email@example.com or (204)795-9741
“Past Scholarship Recipients from StudioWorks”
Jade Repeta, Kelsey Todd, Julie Pawlychka, Luther Sousa, Markian Tarasiuk, Andrea Macasaet, Katlin Mathison, Nathan Costa, Julie Lumsden, Connor Coughlin, Brandy Schnerch, Robert Piche, Tyler Leighton, Alyssa Crockett, Anthony Dizan, Chase Winnicky Recent Bursaries and Scholarships: Hailey Thiessen- Summer bursary Anthony Ferens- Summer bursary Charlotte Thompson – Summer bursary Jenesa Lee-Summer bursary Amber Landry-Summer bursary Hannah Wigglesworth- Winter Bursary, Elena Franklin, Samantha Watts-Hutchings, Amy van Bergen – Summer Scholarships.
Workshop with Jazz Sealey – former student currently performing with the Broadway company of Aladdin
Seussical, the Musical – May 23 – 25, 2019
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
-photos by Kayla Gordon