We’re ready for the Holiday Season! OH YES WE ARE!

December is right around the corner, and at this point in the year, most companies have a show under their belts, and the theatre season is well under way! Between G&S JR, Workshops, Auditions and Performances, we have plenty going on at Morpheus these days!  Don’t forget that Gift Certificates make a great holiday gift!

 

Have you Heard? 

Morpheus Theatre is seeking experienced and passionate directors for our 2018/2019 season!  Details HERE
Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and a resume with related theatre experience/background to info@morpheustheatre.ca. Applicants do not need to submit for a specific show.


We also invite the community to make proposals for shows to be produced during our 2018/2019 season.
We are looking for WELL-KNOWN SHOWS with HIGH AUDIENCE POTENTIAL that fall within our four show categories.  Ideally, the shows will appeal to a wide family audience (primarily 12 and up, although under 18 is not the target audience).

Please email letters of interest by December 31, 2017 to Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre at info@morpheustheatre.ca


UPCOMING EVENTS!

DECEMBER 8 – 16 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – The classic fairy tale re-imagined for this year’s Family-Friendly Holiday Panto! Buy tickets HERE!

December 9 – Suzuki Technique Workshop –  This method builds awareness of the body, allowing the actor to commit more fully to the physical and emotional requirements of acting.

December 16 – Last day of G&S JR Theatre School before holidays!

December 31 – Deadline for Submitting to Direct a show for 2018-2019.  Click HERE for details.

January 7 –  G&S Singers resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!

January 13 – G&S JR Theatre School RESUMES

January TBA – AUDITIONS for HMS PINAFORE – Keep your eyes peeled and your voice tuned!  We’ll be announcing audition dates very soon! Rehearsals will be Sun, Tues, Thur starting Jan 21. Join us for this fun classic tale of sailors and star-crossed lovers! Directed by Sean Anderson, Music Direction by Carey Unger, Choreography by Gad Ittay Gijon

JANUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 10 – A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY – Thank you to everyone who auditioned! Check out the cast HERE


SEASON TICKETS are still on sale, information on our shows & packages HERE

CAT NOMINATIONS –  Nominations are always open! Visit the webpage HERE

WORKSHOPS – Our new Theatre Administrator, Iam Coulter, is preparing an exciting season of workshops! Check for updates HERE

Got Passion? Apply to Direct with Morpheus Theatre! Got ideas? Send them to us!

Morpheus Theatre is seeking experienced and passionate directors for our 2018/2019 season!

We present 4 quality shows each year (a farce or comedy, a Christmas family production/pantomime, a contemporary play, and a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta) at the Pumphouse Theatre, in both the Victor Mitchell & Joyce Doolittle Theatres.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and a resume with related theatre experience/background to info@morpheustheatre.ca.  Applicants do not need to submit for a specific show.

APPLY TO DIRECT
* Name of director
* Directing and theatre related experience
* Types of shows applicant is interested in directing
* Rehearsal Time Availability
* If submitting for a specific show- Director’s Vision for the show (including overall thoughts about how it would be staged & any special effects, set ideas, costume ideas, technical considerations) 

 


We also invite the community to make proposals for shows to be produced during our 2018/2019 season.

We are looking for WELL-KNOWN SHOWS with HIGH AUDIENCE POTENTIAL that fall within our four show categories.  Ideally, the shows will appeal to a wide family audience (primarily 12 and up, although under 18 is not the target audience).

SUGGEST A SHOW
* Title & Playwright of show
* Cast size of show, with male/female breakdown
* Why you think Morpheus should produce it
* Which theatre it would work best in
* Potential challenges

 

Morpheus Theatre thanks everyone for their submissions, however, only candidates being considered for this season will be contacted.  If you suggest a play that we accept, you will receive two free tickets to see that production.

Please email letters of interest by December 31, 2017 to:
Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre
info@morpheustheatre.ca

Cast of A Little Murder announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 23rd season winter production – A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody.

Matthew Perry – Scottie Grinton
Julia Perry- Leanne Melathopolous
Buttram – Martin Kirkley
Bunny Perry – Erin Weir
Donald – Jon Martin
Plotnick – Christopher Ford

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Cast of Beauty and the Beast announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 23rd season pantomime – Beauty and the Beast.

Felix – Leo Tucker
Jacques – Kaeleb Zain Gartner
Capucine – Layla Ainsley
Malabelle – Susan Rowland
Ma – Duane R.K. Jones
Beauty – Ellie Enderl
Prince / Beast – Jason Bakaas
Aimee – Karma Adsison
Remy – Mitchell Bauer

Ensemble:
Lisette Allan
Anne-Marie Cotton
Nicole Dickinson
Kherby Dorcely
Gad Ittay Gijon
Eva Graham-McNeill
Esther Kapinga
Sara Mattsson
Bill Ouellet
Rose Reimer
Alex Ruelle
Heather Skulski
Grayson Smith

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Welcome to our new Theatre Administrator

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to welcome Iam Coulter as our new Theatre Administrator.  Iam will be the voice behind the phone 3 days a week, and will be coordinating our Workshop series, along with sharing general administration duties relating to box office operation and marketing.  Iam joins us with a strong background in both performance and arts administration having worked with both The Shakespeare Company and Quest Theatre.

By filling this new role it will allow Ginette Simonot to take on additional administrative and management tasks, as our Operations Manager.   We look forward to seeing what both Iam and Ginette can bring to these roles, and what new opportunities lie ahead.

Please join us in welcoming Iam!

Awards, Auditions and Booksales… Oh My!

As we approach the end of the dog days of summer, and look forward to a brand new theatre season, we would like to thank all of you – patrons, volunteers, and supporters – for engaging with us in our shared passion of creating Shows Worth Seeing.  We know your time is valuable, and we thank you for sharing it with us.

We would like to congratulate all recipients & nominees of this year’s Cat Awards! The community came out to celebrate in red and white style the dedication and passion of all community theatre volunteers on August 26 at the Rozsa Centre. Morpheus was pleased to present Volunteer Awards to Carol Dann and Ginette Simonot for their exceptional contributions to our company for this past year. Also, special Congratulations goes to Jennifer LeBlanc and Stephen Gomori who all received awards in their categories! See the complete list of recipients HERE.


UPCOMING EVENTS!

Sept 6, 7, 9 – AUDITIONS for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  – Calling all performing artists!  Are you looking for a fun filled, magically musical project to get you through the dark days of fall?  Well look no further!  Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for our family friendly holiday season panto!

Sept 8, 9, 10 – Morpheus Annual Booksale Fundraiser  – Join us for a huge selection of books at very affordable prices! *Note: NEW LOCATION

Sept 11, 7:00 pm –Annual General Meeting  for Morpheus Theatre (at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre)

Sept 10, 7:00 pm – G&S Singers Resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!

SEPTEMBER 22 – 30 – MOON OVER BUFFALO – “Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!” USA Today Don’t miss our hilarious Fall Farce! Buy tickets HERE!

Oct 14 – G&S JR Theatre School Begins! We still have ONE spot available for the 13-17 class!


AUDITIONS –  A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody Coming soon! 

SEASON TICKETS are still on sale, Information on our shows & packages HERE

CASINO SUCCESS!  Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer for our Casino fundraiser Aug 17 & 18!

WORKSHOPS – A full season of awesome workshops is in the works! Information coming soon!

Morpheus AGM Monday September 11 at 7:00pm !

Morpheus Theatre is thrilled to announce the annual hosting of our completely obligatory, government mandated (via the Societies Act and our Bylaws) Annual General Meeting!

 

The AGM (for short) will be held Monday September 11, 7:00pm at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre

3512 – 5th Avenue NW

Lower Level of the Parkdale Community Centre

 

We invite all interested parties, volunteers, artists, patrons, and curious onlookers to join us for this enthralling meeting where we summarize the activities of the past year (in 500 words or less), present the accounting of the financials, and elect the board of directors to another one year sentence.

 

Admission to all this comes at the unbelievably low price of only one Loonie.  (That is not a comment on anyone in particular.)

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Morpheus Theatre’s Board of Directors

Annual Book Sale Fundraiser, Sept 8 – 10

Morpheus Theatre will be holding our Annual Book Sale Fundraiser
Friday Sept 8, 10am – 8pm
Saturday Sept 9, 10am – 6pm
Sunday Sept 10, 10am – 6pm

at Books Between Friends NEW LOCATION (3434-34 Street NE, Behind Value Village beside Urban Thrift)

We welcome donations of books until September1st at our home at Morpheus Theatre (3512 5 Avenue NW).

We encourage you to check out the large selection of books at very affordable prices! Proceeds from the book sale support Morpheus Theatre’s productions this season.

Thank you for your support!

Part Time Employment Opportunity – Theatre Administrator

Morpheus Theatre is seeking a Theatre Administrator to join our office team.  This is a part-time employee position beginning in August 2017 (approximately 15 to 18 hours per week).

 

Morpheus Theatre
Morpheus Theatre is a proud member of Calgary’s community theatre scene and is about to embark on its 23rd season of shows worth seeing.  Morpheus Theatre performs out of the Pumphouse Theatre with offices and rehearsal space in the Parkdale Community Centre.  Our typical season of shows includes a farce or comedy, a family pantomime, a more intimate comedy or drama and a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.  We also run an adult chorus, a junior theatre school, and one-day educational workshops.  With the exception of some part-time office staff, Morpheus Theatre is run exclusively by volunteer members.

 

Morpheus is Seeking a Part-Time Theatre Administrator
This position entails sharing general administrative duties relating to box office operation and marketing.  This includes; but is not limited to sharing tasks including, handling individual, group and subscriber ticket sales, updating the volunteer and patron databases, organizing and maintaining Morpheus’ rehearsal space, properties and costumes, handling some production-related duties and handling marketing and social media activities.

This is not a computer-only based job, but includes customer service, volunteer management, information distribution, facility management and creative problem solving.  It will require an open-minded, multi-faceted individual.  The Theatre Administrator will work closely with both the Operations Manager and Artistic Director.

As Theatre Administrator you will share responsibility for the day to day operations of the theatre.  This will include receiving phone calls and emails, processing ticket sales and responding to questions or forwarding the information on to the applicable party.

The Theatre Administrator will regularly update the website information about shows and post any relevant articles or notices.  The Theatre Administrator will also be responsible for sending any requested information to the membership via email or mail.

The Theatre Administrator will be seen as one of the public faces of the theatre and will facilitate good relations with the community at large.  In addition the Theatre Administrator ensures harmonious working relationships among the various groups that use the building. In that regard, the Theatre Administrator may be asked to help monitor the calendar of events and the rental/booking of various rooms.

 

Employment Details:

The Theatre Administrator will be expected to work approximately 15 to 18 hours/week. The times are flexible and negotiable; however, core hours would include three regular days a week from 11am to 4pm.  Ideally the candidate can work Tuesday, Thursday, and one other weekday.  Morpheus Theatre will offer an hourly wage based on experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • People-focused attitude, pleasant phone persona
  • Comfortable with email, Microsoft Office and social media
  • Experience with Theatre Manager and WordPress would be a bonus
  • Strong self-discipline, initiative, ability to self-manage, and follow complex instructions
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines and sudden changes without getting flustered
  • A desire to work with creative and collaborative teams
  • Passion and Knowledge of Arts organizations or not-for profit groups

If you have any questions or are interested in applying please email the Artistic Director at the address below.  Applications should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and your wage expectations.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact:

Sean Anderson
Artistic Director
Email: info@morpheustheatre.ca

 

Deadline for Applications: August 18, 2017

Cast of Moon Over Buffalo Announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 23rd season opener – Moon Over Buffalo.

George Hay – Ron Gregory
Charlotte Hay – Elizabeth Greenwood
Ethel – Sandy Lucas
Rosalind “Roz” Hay- Chelsea Friesen
Eileen – Hannah Stobbe
Howard – Lucas Seeger
Paul – David Hume
Richard – Wayne Hunter

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.