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Here comes the Sun, the Rain and the SUMMER MADNESS!

Summer is nearly here, but we still have one more show, one more workshop & one more set of auditions to go!  

If you saw great work at our recent presentation of IOLANTHE (or any of our shows this season), we encourage you to nominate a performer, director or designer in recognition. Click HERE to honour our volunteers.


ANNOUNCING OUR 23rd SEASON OF SHOWS WORTH SEEING! (Details HERE)

Moon Over Buffalo – September 22 to 30, 2017, By Ken Ludwig, Directed by Mike Johnson
Beauty and the Beast – December 8 to 16, 2017, By Ben Crocker, Directed by Michelle Brandenburg
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody – January 26 to February 10, 2018, By Ron Bernas, Directed by Dan Gibbins
HMS Pinafore – April 27 to May 12, 2018, By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Directed by Sean Anderson


UPCOMING EVENTS!

Harvey fullpage ad smallerJune 3 – A Methodology toward Artistic Unity for Actors & Directors – With Richard Michelle-Pentelbury.  Learn strategies of how to work more effectively with your team!

June 14 – 24 – HARVEY: Reunion – Follow our Cast Announcements on Facebook! Discounts still available for Season Ticket Holders – call 403-246-2999 or email the office!

June 25 – Annual Appreciation BBQ – More info coming soon!  

June 26, 27, 28 – Auditions for MOON OVER BUFFALO – More info & sign up coming soon!  

June 30 – Early Bird Deadline for Season Tickets – download the order form HERE

July 1 – G&S JR Open Registration Begins

July 31 – Early Bird Deadline for G&S JR Registration 

August 17 & 18 – CASINO FUNDRAISER- email the office for more details!

September 22 – 30 – MOON OVER BUFFALO


 

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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

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Spring is Here! Tan-tan-ta-ra! Tzing Boom!*

Bees are buzzing, snow is melting, flowers are coming up, and all the theatre companies are busy announcing their upcoming Seasons!  If you saw a great performance at our recent presentation of Skin Flick (or any of our shows this season), we encourage you to nominate a performer, director or designer to recognize their work. Click HERE to honour our volunteers.

 

ANNOUNCING OUR 23rd SEASON OF SHOWS WORTH SEEING!

We will be announcing our 23rd Season on April 28th – opening night of Iolanthe! Join us for the excitement of a new show opening and a new season!  Season tickets packages will be available for purchase at the theatre, and our Early Bird discount is available until June 30th!  Don’t miss out! 

 

*If you don’t recognize the Tzing Boom! Reference from the title, check out Iolanthe for an epic Male Chorus Number that no one can resist singing along with!


UPCOMING EVENTS!

April 22 – Dance for Theatre Crash Course – With Danielle Desmarais.  Danielle brings a background of Theatre and Dance for maximum insight into effective and appropriate expression.

April 28 – May 13 – IOLANTHE(Pronounced eye-oh-Lanth-ee) Fairies & Parliament?  An unlikely combination that results in much hilarity, song and dance! Buy tickets HERE!

May 6 & 7 – Clown Intensive Weekend – With Alice Nelson.  MUCH More than just red noses!  Discover the bare humanity & truthfulness of clown.

May 8 & 9 – G&S JR’s present: IOLANTHEThe G&S JR Theatre School present their year end production of Iolanthe at the Pumphouse Theatre. Buy tickets HERE!  FOH Spots still available HERE.

June 3 – A Methodology toward Artistic Unity for Actors & Directors – With Richard Michelle-Pentlebury.  Learn strategies of how to work more effectively with your team!

June 14 – 24 – HARVEY: Reunion – Follow our Cast Announcements on Facebook! Discounts still available for Season Ticket Holders – call 403-246-2999 or email the office!

June 25 – Annual Appreciation BBQ – More info coming soon!  

August 17 & 18 – CASINO FUNDRAISER- email the office for more details!


WORKSHOPS – A full season of awesome workshops is continuing!  Check our WORKSHOP PAGE frequently for updates!

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New Year, New Shows!

On behalf of everyone at Morpheus Theatre, we would like to wish Happy New Year to all of our patrons, volunteers and friends.  A big thank you to everyone who helped pack the Pumphouse Theatre last month to share in the holiday spirit!  If you saw a great performance at It’s a Wonderful Life, we encourage you to nominate a performer, director or designer to recognize their work. Click HERE to honour our volunteers.

 

WELCOME WIN!
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If you haven’t heard, we have a new Musical Director for our G&S JR Program!

Winnifred Hume has been teaching voice lessons in Calgary since 2006, after graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba. She also works as an accompanist and organ scholar at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer. Win is passionate about the music of Gilbert and Sullivan, and has appeared in and music directed several Morpheus Theatre productions since 2013. She is excited for this opportunity to share the fun of G&S with a new generation of artists!

 


UPCOMING EVENTS!

skin-flick-posterJanuary 14 – First class of G&S JR Theatre School in 2017!

January 15 – First meeting of G&S Singers – Now in Studio B!  Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!gf-logo_full_colour

January 22 – Mask Acting Workshop – With Dean Bareham, Artistic Director of Green Fools.  Uncover fearless expression through Mask!

February 3 – 18 – SKIN FLICKWhat do you do when all the money is gone? Celebrate Canada’s 150th with this hilarious Canadian Farce from Norm Foster! Buy tickets HERE! Watch for details on a Special Valentine’s Day performance to be announced soon.

April 28 – May 13 – IOLANTHE(Pronounced eye-oh-lanth-ee) Have a peek at the cast list HERE!

May 8 & 9 – G&S JR’s present: IOLANTHEThe G&S JR Theatre School presents their year end production of Iolanthe at the Pumphouse Theatre.

June 14 – 24 – HARVEY: Reunion – More info coming soon!  Discounts still available for Season Ticket Holders – call 403-246-2999 or email the office!


RECRUITING VOLUNTEER FOH MANAGERS – Join our FOH Team! If you are comfortable with computers, money and people, we want you!  Full post HERE.

WORKSHOPS – A full season of awesome workshops is in the works!  Check our WORKSHOP PAGE frequently for updates!

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Recruiting NEW Volunteer FOH Managers!

We are recruiting new Front Of House Managers to join our FOH team!
Typical commitment is 2 to 3 performances per production (with the option to opt out if necessary of course!)  

The Front of House Manager takes the lead in the box office selling tickets and works with the Stage Manager to make sure the evening runs smoothly.  The FOH Manager needs to remain in the lobby for the duration of the show, however, you also receive 2 complimentary tickets, so you can view the show when you are not working!  Ideal candidates would be comfortable navigating computers, using Excel, Outlook and counting money, as well as good communication & organization skills.


skin-flick-smOur new volunteers will get their feet wet with our upcoming production, Skin Flick, Feb 3 – 18, 2017, in the Joyce Doolittle Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre.

If you are interested, give us a call at the Morpheus office (403) 246-2999 or email tickets@morpheustheatre.ca!

There are a couple usher shifts left for Skin Flick, if you are interested, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948acac2ea0f58-ushers11

 

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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.

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Tickets Now on Sale for our Harvey Reunion!

HARVEY : REUNION PRODUCTION!
June 14 – 24, 2017
By Mary Chase
Directed by Richard Michelle-Pentelbury

At the Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW)
Show Times: Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sat/Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets: Adult $20, Student/Senior $15  **Discounts for Season Ticket Holders – call to book!

www.morpheustheatre.ca or 403-246-2999
This is a reunion production, bringing back together the cast and crew from our January 2010 production.


When Elwood P. Dowd, a good-natured, mild-mannered eccentric, starts to introduce his imaginary friend- Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit- to guests at a society party, his sister Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behaviour as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment.
Problems arise; however, when the doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion.

Recommended for ages 12+

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Cast of Skin Flick Announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of Skin Flick.

Rollie Waters: Scottie Grinton
Daphne Waters: Wendy Froberg
Alex Tratt: Mark Lyndon
Jill: Jennifer L
Byron Hobbs: Matthew Hall

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.