StudioWorks Academy – Fall/Winter Programs 2020-21


StudioWorks Jr. Academy:



Friday, March 26th @ 7:30 pm, ZOOM  / Free online admission with donations gratefully accepted for the StudioWorks Academy Scholarship fund.

Featuring: Micah Buenafe, Sophie Caron, Chizzy Chira, Janna Cuevas, Katie Graveline, Amalia Hickerson, Alba Manuel, Janna Soronow, Chloe Waldie

Director: Brenda Gorlick

Asst. Director: Charlotte Thompson

Accompanist: Trish Franklin


Broadway Without Borders

A collaboration between Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Junior StudioWorks Academy and TCA Riverside, California ( Youth Company produced 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 premiered on Wednesday, December 2nd on YouTube.
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!
Broadway Without Borders presents Super Happy Awesome News (full show) –
Super Happy Awesome News (promo) –


StudioWorks Sr. Academy:


Be More Chill

The training consists of vocal work, movement/dance components and script work leading up to our production of Be More Chill in late May. Additional rehearsals are incorporated into the schedule prior to production dates.

Classes commence in September and run until May 31st.

The 34 week, 90 hr.+ program’s annual fee is $1500.00 (paid in two installments) or an early bird rate of $1400.00 (if paid on or before August 31).

Please be sure to fill out both forms below!

Senior Academy Contract

Senior Academy Fillable Registration Form


Payments: e-transfer to (password: Winnipeg) or by PayPal below (with the addition of a small fee)

For more information on both programs: Brenda Gorlick;, 204-795-9741


Winter Tuition Jr StudioWorks

Winter Tuition Sr. StudioWorks


The History of Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s StudioWorks Academy


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 StudioWorks Academy offers year-round classes in triple threat technique for students aged 11 and up (summer and fall/winter sessions). In 2020, the inaugural Made in Manitoba Masterclass series began, offering specialized musical theatre workshops to students of all ages.

The StudioWorks troupe made their theatrical debut at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2004. Since then they have performed at DisneyWorld as part of the Magic Music Days program, made several tours to New York City for Broadway training opportunities and were featured at the 2017 Canada Games Opening Ceremonies.

Selected past productions include: Frozen Jr. (virtual), Seussical the MusicalLegally Blonde, UrinetownForbidden Broadway, Edges, Love Notes, First Date – Last Kiss, and the sold-out production of School of Rock, which combined the youth/adult ensembles.



A Look Back!


Frozen Fun Fair – March 2020




Frozen Jr. – March, 2020




Seussical The Musical – May 23 – 25, 2019


  • Photos by Kayla Gordon