Cast of Princess Ida announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our production of Princess Ida.

Princess Ida – Devon Bauer
Prince Hilarion – Janos Zeller
King Hildebrand – George Thomson
Lady Psyche – Win Hume
Melissa – Ginette Simonot
King Gama – Gary Silberg
Scynthius – David Schnetkamp
Arac – Bryan Weir
Guron – Gad Gijon
Lady Blanche – Meghan Goguen
Cyril – Kyle Gould
Florian – Aaron Bartholomew
Ada – Elizabeth Harrison
Sacharissa – Michelle Leblanc
Chloe – Alicia Maedel

Female Ensemble:
Linda Dang
Amber Dujay
Olivia Fitzsimmons
Sydney Norgaard
Jess Parker
Jane Phillips
Danielle Renton
Christine Reynolds
Joelle Rondeau
Tamara Wilton

Male Ensemble:
Dave Burhoe
Ben Coburger
Dennis Daly
David Grof
Ed Washington

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Cast of Shakespeare in Love announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our production of Shakespeare in Love.

Will Shakespeare – Caleb Gordon
Viola De Lesseps – Michaila Skye
Kit Marlowe – Trevor Matheson
Queen Elizabeth – Deborah L. Ferguson
Henslowe – John Warkentin
Fennyman – Jennifer MacLean
Lord Wessex – Janos Zeller
Tilney – Sandra Lucas
John Webster – Nick Wensrich
Ned Alleyn – Megan Baldrey
Richard Burbage – Kyle Gould
Nurse – Elizabeth Greenwood
Sir Robert De Lesseps – John Moerschbacher
Sam – Emily Snell
Wabash – Ian Bamford
Molly/Musician – Arlene Irwin
Ralph/Ensemble – Dorin McIntosh
Peter/Ensemble – Nicole Dickinson
Boatman/Ensemble – George Thomson
Kate/Ensemble – Shaylea Pangle

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Cast of Unnecessary Farce announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 24th season opener – Unnecessary Farce.

Eric Sheridan – Cameron Lugg
Billie Dwyer – Brieanna McCutcheon
Karen Brown – Michele Wienecke
Mayor Meekly – Kevin Chinook
Agent Frank – Michael Armstrong
Todd – Mark Huolt
Mary Meekly – Denise Vaile

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2018/2019 Season

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2018/2019 Season

Join us for our TWENTY-FOURTH SEASON of Shows Worth Seeing. Click the link to Download the Season Ticket Form.

Show times are Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm.  Weekend matinees are at 2:00pm.
All performances are at the Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW

View our Facebook LIVE announcement HERE:

Unnecessary Farce
By Paul Slade Smith, Directed by Chelsea Friesen with Marie-Claire Gould
September 28th to October 6th, 2018

This is Eric and Billie’s chance. They have this one opportunity to prove they have what it takes to become full-fledged members of the police force. The hotel rooms are booked, the recording equipment is set up and functional. The informant has been prepped and the suspect is on his way. It’s all quite simple and straightforward. So naturally, it all goes catastrophically, ridiculously wrong. This side-splittingly funny season opener will have you giggling and rooting for our two wannabe cops from the moment we meet them. They are surrounded by a colorful cast of characters including Karen, who can’t seem to keep her clothes on, Frank, a cowardly security officer, and sweet, kind Mayor Meekly, who just can’t seem to get his meeting started no matter what he does, or what door he tries. This show is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as we witness bumble after bumble, and bagpipes…did we already mention the bagpipes? Join us for this hilarious first show of our 2018-2019 season!

One Bad Apple: The Queen, Snow White and the Evil Red Delicious
By Charlotte Nixon, Directed by Sean Anderson
December 7th to 15th, 2018

Her Majesty, the gorgeous – but oh so evil! – Queen, has tasked us with telling you that you really shouldn’t miss this show. In fact, she demands that you, all of your family and all of your friends, attend the show – at least once – and that you enjoy your opportunity to bask in her brilliance. We at Morpheus Theatre would like to tell you that there will be all sorts of other delightful characters for you to meet as well, like the darling Snow White, some cosmically charged mushrooms, a dedicated Squirrel brigade and yes, the loveable Seven Dwarves. It’s time, once again, for some holiday, pantomime fun! Oh yes it is! It’s the story you know, brilliantly adapted for merriment, mirth and a Dame, by local playwright, Charlotte Nixon. We do hope we’ll see you at the show. The Queen has decreed it after all, so you probably shouldn’t risk the wrath. So very evil.

An Exciting Surprise
Details TBD
February 1st to 9th, 2019

We all love a good surprise. Or maybe procrastination got the better of us. Morpheus Theatre is waiting for confirmation that we can produce a wonderfully spectactular show this coming February. Once we get word, we will gladly share the details. In fact, we will shout it from the rooftops. (figuratively speaking, that is… we don’t want to risk falling off the roof, and then there is the fear of heights, and all the work to find a ladder).

Princess Ida
By Gilbert and Sullivan, Directed by Kaleigh Richards with Ginette Simonot
April 26th to May 11th, 2019

Princess Ida is having nothing to do with men, never mind love, or marriage. She is so firm in her belief that she has locked herself away in a University, attended only by women, and that is exactly where she plans to stay. She was betrothed to young Prince Hilarion from a very early age, and her failure to arrive to meet him with her father, King Gama, could be interpreted as an act of war, but still, she is having none of it. In fact, she’s willing to fight the men who show up on her doorstep if need be. Her fellow chaste and heretofore uninterested female friends, on the other hand, find themselves face to face with Cupid and less keen to do battle. A lesser known work of the dynamic duo, Princess Ida is nonetheless brimming with those qualities we love in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan: humour, sweeping and intelligent lyrics, witty commentary, danger and commotion! In the end, love wins the day, and for more than just our royal couple. It’s an exciting conclusion to our 24th season, so jump for joy and gaily bound down to the theatre to join us for Princess Ida!

G&S Junior Theatre School Program

Returning for its 8th Season. Classes start mid-October
Junior Class: ages 9 to 12 years Senior Class: ages 13 to 17 years

Cast of HMS Pinafore announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.

Sir Joseph Porter, KGB: George Thomson
Captain Corcoran: Kyle Gould
Ralph Rackstraw: Carey Unger
Dick Deadeye: Steve Hansen Smythe
Josephine: Jennifer Michaud
Buttercup: Tracy Smith
Cousin Hebe: Amy Spencer
Bosun: Cameron Ross
Carpenter: David Schnetkamp

Chorus:
Lisette Allan
Graeme Auchincloss
Mitchell Bauer
Suzanne Berg
Dave Burhoe
Janaki Butterworth
Jackie Gelfand
Gad Gijon
David Grof
Marielle Haid
Winnifred Hume
Ashlyn Johnston
Sheena Johnston
Michelle Leblanc
Kurt Markuson
Miki Okuda
Rose Reimer

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

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.

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.

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2017/2018 Season

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2017/2018 Season

Join us for our TWENTY-THIRD SEASON of Shows Worth Seeing. Click the link to Download the Season Ticket Form.

Show times are Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm.  Weekend matinees are at 2:00pm.
All performances are at the Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW

 

MOON OVER BUFFALO

September 22nd to 30th, 2017
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Mike Johnson

What goes up must come down. It’s true of all things in this world, including the roller coaster that is show biz fame and fortune. George and Charlotte Hay are at a low point in their ride, running two shows in rep and losing parts to rivals. But then – hold the curtain, folks – they hear that Frank Capra is coming to their matinee and if he likes what he sees, it could mean a movie deal and a trip back up the star-studded rails and into to the spotlight once again! It’s the chance of a lifetime! Everything has to be perfect! So naturally, everything goes completely wrong. How could it not when you have a desperate and dramatic couple, several doors, the well-meaning, but clueless fiancé of George and Charlotte’s daughter, and a somewhat deaf stage manager who happens to also be George’s mother-in-law? It’s farce, pure and simple, lively and hilarious and we hope you’ll join us for the ride.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

December 8th to 16th, 2017
By Ben Crocker
Directed by Michelle Brandenburg

The childhood classic you have come to love; a tale of finding love where you least expect it, about seeing with your heart, complete with a needy witch, some animated furniture and a poodle. Our holiday panto is back – oh yes, it is! – and it’s fun for your whole family. When her mother trespasses and takes a rose from the Beast’s garden, Rose, a.k.a. Beauty, is forced to go live in the castle with the Beast, who hopes that she will be the one to break the curse laid upon him by the clingy, magic-slinging Malabelle. Will Beauty come to love him, despite his ugliness? Will they have a happily ever after? Anything is possible, but they must make their way through beloved panto tropes, musical numbers and some cheesey jokes first, but that’s all part of the charm of panto! We think they’ll make it. After all, what is it they say? Love will find a way! Oh yes, it will!

 

A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY

January 26th to February 10th, 2018
By Ron Bernas
Directed by Dan Gibbins

They say that New Year’s Resolutions, that most time-honoured tradition, are doomed to fail. People throw themselves enthusiastically at a lofty goal; this year they will cut out sugar completely, learn a new language by July, quit smoking, or finally write their novel. It doesn’t matter that their outline has the page count skyrocketing – it has been resolved! And on the glitziest, tipsiest of nights too! It can’t possibly fail. So, what happens when Matthew Perry, husband to Julia, father to Bunny, resolves that before the clock strikes midnight one year from now, he will have murdered his wife? Well, she laughs hysterically for a moment before vowing that she will make passionate love to their butler and then they go off to host their party. What this new year brings is laugh after laugh, body after body (not Julia’s…Matthew isn’t very good at this), and a bona fide gumshoe, who probably couldn’t buy gum. Or a shoe. Join us for a new year full of comedy, mystery, marriage (maybe) and falling in love all over again!

 

HMS PINAFORE

April 27th to May 12th, 2018
By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Sean Anderson

Friends, theatre lovers, patter aficionados – the famous ship has docked at the Pumphouse Theatre once more. Join the Captain, the Admiral, dear little Buttercup, and of course, all the sisters, all the cousins and the aunts for a visit to the HMS Pinafore! A musical farce, and a beloved favourite of the creative team, Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore is a love story, a lesson in rank and in the proper ways of things, as well as how to stand up for the desires of the heart. With a smattering of mistaken identity, a patter song that rivals the trickiest of tongue twisters and enough joy and rapture to go around, this nautical caper will have you singing along, or at the very least, chiming in with three cheers, and one cheer more – save the date for HMS Pinafore!

 

G&S Junior Theatre School Program

Returning for a 7th Season. Classes start mid-October
Junior Class: ages 9 to 12 years Senior Class: ages 13 to 17 years

Cast of Iolanthe announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe.

Iolanthe: Ginette Simonot
Phyllis: Winnifred Hume
Strephon: Janos Zeller
Queen of the Fairies: Tracy Smith
Celia: Jocelyn Jay
Lelia: Brianne Nielson
Fleta: Nicole Dickinson
The Lord Chancellor: Steve Hansen Smythe
Lord Mountararat: Stuart Lloyd
Lord Tolloller: Kyle Gould
Private Willis: Bill Ouelette

Chorus:
Dave Burhoe
Gad Gijon
Michelle Leblanc
Kurt Markuson
Charlotte Murray
Rose Reimer
Cameron Ross
David Schnetkamp
Chelsea Shortall
George Thomson
Elaine Torrie
Felix Yoder
Michelle Yoder

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.