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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.

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Time for Chinooks, Shows and Snows!

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, there is plenty going on at Morpheus these days!  Don’t forget that Gift Certificates make a great holiday gift!

Have you Heard? 
The entire cast & crew from our 2010 production of HARVEY are doing a reunion performance June 14 – 24, 2017! Morpheus Theatre Season ticket holders can purchase their discounted tickets NOW by calling the office at 403-246-2999 or emailing TICKETS@MORPHEUSTHEATRE.CA.  Tickets will be available to the public Dec 1! 


UPCOMING EVENTS!

November 18, 19, 20 – AUDITIONS for IOLANTHE – Come out for this fun romp with fairies, politicians and of course, comical misunderstanding!  Directed by Kelly Reay, MD Carey Unger, Choreo Karen Iwanski

November 20 – Comedic Acting Workshop – Only $50 for 6 hours of instruction!

December 1 – HARVEY Tickets on sale to the General Public

DECEMBER 2 – 17 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – Don’t miss our Christmas Classic! Buy tickets HERE!

December 17 – Last day of G&S JR Theatre School before holidays!

December 11 – Last day of G&S Singers before holidays – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!

December 31 – Deadline for Submitting to Direct a show for 2017-2018.  Click HERE for details.

January 7 – G&S JR Theatre School RESUMES

FEBRUARY 3 – 18 – SKIN FLICK – Keep an eye out for the Cast Announcement later this week!


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

RECRUITING PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS – for Skin Flick & Iolanthe!  See posting HERE

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

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Do you have the Direct Stuff?

Morpheus Theatre is seeking experienced and passionate directors for our 2017/2018 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 2017/2018 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, 2016 to:
Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre
info@morpheustheatre.ca

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Cast of It’s a Wonderful Life announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of It’s a Wonderful Life.

George Bailey: Mike Sornberger
Mary Hatch: Paige Fossheim
Clarence Oddbody: Cesar Salvater
Mr Potter: Bob Corrigan
Uncle Billy: TBD
Ma Bailey: Michele Barrett
Harry Bailey: Spencer Schroh
Mr Gower: George Thomson
Violet Bick: Stefanie Lis
Cousin Tilly: Susan Soprovich
Cousin Eunice: Shannon Beshara
Ernie: TBD
Bert: David Young
Ruth Daiken: Brianne Nielsen
Sam Wainwright: TBD
Potter’s Assistant: Monica Skrukwa
Ensemble: Lisette Allan
Ensemble: Nicole Dickinson
Ensemble: Jill Howell-Fellows
Ensemble: Janine Kulbida
Ensemble: Dave Sandy
Ensemble: Veronique Tomlinson
Ensemble: Grace Van Bakel
Young George/Pete: Gabriel Barrett
Young Mary/Janie: Jasmine Nagy
Young Harry/Tommy: Lucian-River Mirage Chauhan
Zuzu Bailey/children of town: Annika Yip
Young Sam/children of town: Grayson Smith
Young Violet/children of town: Karma Addison

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

At this time, we are still seeking men to fill a few remaining roles. If you are interested, please email info@morpheustheatre.ca