December is Right Around the Corner!

What Shows Do You Want to See Next Season? Seeking Directors & Ideas!

Morpheus Theatre is seeking experienced and passionate directors for our 2020/2021 season! 

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 2020/2021 season.

We are looking for WELL-KNOWN SHOWS with HIGH AUDIENCE POTENTIAL that fall within our four show categories (Farce, Holiday, Contemporary, Gilbert & Sullivan).  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, 2019 to Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre at info@morpheustheatre.ca

Cast of The Graduate Announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 25th season winter production – The Graduate.

Benjamin – Oderin Tobin
Mrs. Robinson – Leanne Million
Mr. Robinson – Adam Jamieson
Elaine – Alex Watz
Mr. Braddock / Ensemble – Brent Lowenberg
Mrs. Braddock / Ensemble – Tamara Wilton
Ensemble – Victoria Hill
Ensemble – Jon Martin

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Cast of Miracle on 34th Street Announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 25th season Christmas production – Miracle on 34th Street.

Kris Kringle – Luigino Savoia
Doris Walker – Susan Rowland
Fred Gailey – Graeme Black
Susan Walker – Aurora b.C. Donev
Shellhammer – Lisette Allan
Albert Sawyer/Lou the Postman – Chris Gibson
R. H. Macy/Sydney Stewart – Dave Sandy
Dr. Pierce/Photographer – Laura-Gene Fairchild
Bloomingdale – Denise Vaile
Judge Henry Harper – David Young
Ms. Mara/Photographer – Kat Aaron
Finlay/Photographer – Jess Parker
Charlie Halloran /Elf – Alana Gowdy
Al the Postman/Duncan/Drunken Santa – Brent Lowenberg
Rich Person/Foster Mother/Elf/Pedestrian – Autumn T. Dang
Bag Lady/Sharon’s Parent/Elf/Pedestrian – Michelle Summers
Jonny’s Parent/Elf – Suzanne Berg
Mara, Jr./Megan – Marley Gordos
Sharon/Child – Clara Sandy
Jonny/Child – Sydney Ball
Dutch Girl – Indianna Gordos

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

It’s Opening Night on Morpheus’ 100th Show and 25th Season!

LEND ME A TENOR

September 27 to October 5 2019
By Ken Ludwig
Directed By Sean Anderson

It’s September 8, 1934 – the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world-famous Tenor, Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, is set to appear for one night only as the star of the opera, at the ten-year anniversary gala season opener. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. Tito is believed to be dead and everyone is in a panic. In a frantic attempt to save the evening and fool the audience, Tito is replaced by Max, an assistant with little stage training. But when the real Tenor suddenly awakens and gets into costume, the chaos of mistaken identities, mixed signals and misunderstandings has everyone scrambling! A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, zany farce is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

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Welcome to Morpheus Theatre’s 25th Anniversary “Silver Season”!

Welcome to Morpheus Theatre’s 25th Anniversary “Silver Season”!

As we are about to launch into the craziness of another 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 style the dedication and passion of all community theatre volunteers on August 24 at the Rozsa Centre. Special Congratulations goes to our Shakespeare in Love team who received the award for Outstanding Production of a Play and acting awards for Caleb Gordon and Trevor Matheson in their respective categories! See the complete list of recipients HERE.

Also a HUGE thank you to everyone that made our Annual Booksale Fundraiser over the Labour Day long weekend a success!  We raised almost double the usual amount!  Thank you thank you thank you!


UPCOMING EVENTS!

Sept 9, 7:00 pm –Annual General Meeting  for Morpheus Theatre (at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre 3512 5 Avenue NW)

Sept 17, 21, 22 – AUDITIONS for MIRACLE ON 34th STREET – Calling all performing artists!  Morpheus Theatre is proud to present this Christmas Classic! When Kris Kringle, a nice old man from a retirement home gets a job working as a Christmas Santa at Macy’s, his honest and generous spirit unleashes waves of good will throughout New York City, and a hint of magic in the heart of a very practical little girl. Share this perennial holiday favorite with the entire family this season!

SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 5 – LEND ME A TENOR–  It’s the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company! The world-famous Tenor, Tito Merelli, is set to appear as the star of the opera at the gala season opener but he arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to save the evening and fool the audience, Tito is replaced by Max, an assistant with little stage training… But when the real Tenor suddenly awakens and gets into costume, the chaos of mistaken identities, mixed signals and misunderstandings has everyone scrambling! Buy tickets HERE

Sept 28 Teen Shakespeare with Iam Coulter – Back to School Shakespeare – for TEENS! A crash course for teens on diving into Shakespeare plays in ways that are dynamic, playful and totally desk free! Get a jump-start on understanding some of Shakespeare’s most well-loved plays before they come up in your classroom. Participants will interact in playful ways that: awaken the emotional, imaginative and physical worlds of the play, explore heightened language, rhetorical devices and verse structure, inspire personally connected and intellectually dynamic performances.

EARLY OCT – AUDITIONS for THE GRADUATE – sign up coming soon!

Oct 12 – G&S JR Theatre School Begins! Both Classes are full once again.  Thank you for your support.


SEASON TICKETS are still on sale. Help us reach 400 for our 25th! Information on our shows & packages HERE

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

SPACE RENTAL – Morpheus is proud to offer a variety of arts spaces at reasonable rates.  More information HERE!

 

Morpheus AGM September 9, 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 9, 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

Cast of Lend Me A Tenor Announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 25th season opener – Lend Me a Tenor.

Max – David Hume
Maggie – Jelena Minshall
Saunders – Greg Miller
Tito Merelli – Murray Melnychuk
Maria Merelli – Kirsten Garcia
Bellhop – Rylan Nilsson
Diana – Malina Jensen
Julia – Elizabeth Greenwood

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Morpheus Theatre seeking Production Volunteers for our SILVER SEASON!

Come be a part of Morpheus Theatre’s 25th SILVER SEASON! 
We are looking for volunteers for ALL of our SILVER Productions:

Lend Me a Tenor, Sept 27 –  Oct 5, 2019
Miracle on 34th Street, Dec 6 – 14, 2019
The Graduate, Jan 31 – Feb 15, 2020
The Pirates of Penzance, May 1 – 16, 2020

 

We are currently seeking PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS for the following positions:

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Set Design
Properties
Costume Design
Hair & Makeup
Lighting Design
Lighting Hang Crew
Sound Design
Rehearsal Accompanist

If you are interested in any of the above (or have questions), please email Sean Anderson at info@morpheustheatre.ca

 

Contract Opportunity – Production Manager DEADLINE EXTENDED

Contract Opportunity – Production Manager

Morpheus Theatre is a Calgary-based community theatre company entering our 25th season.  We produce four main productions each year at the Pumphouse Theatre, run a G&S Junior Theatre School program and various educational workshops for adults throughout the season.  Read more about us and our upcoming season at www.morpheustheatre.ca.

 

Morpheus Theatre is seeking a candidate with strong project management and technical theatre knowledge to fill the part-time position of Production Manager. This contract runs from July 23, 2019 to May 31, 2020 with the potential to renew.  The ideal candidate will have a desire to remain with the program for a few years.

It is expected that work will be primarily concentrated around our producing activities, with some planning work throughout the season. The Production Manager is required to attend all production meetings for the 4 main productions, which are typically scheduled bi-weekly, and be available for load-in to the theatre, throughout tech week and the performance run, as needed, and strike.  Tech weeks begin September 22, 2019, December 1, 2019, January 26, 2020, April 26, 2020, and May 3, 2020.

 

The contract fee is set at $4,000; payable $1,000 per main production.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to work both independently and in close collaboration on tasks
  • Be able to problem-solve calmly and effectively, including when under pressure
  • Be a strong communicator, both in person and in writing
  • Have experience with how to create a budget and track expenses
  • Have knowledge of theatrical sound and lighting equipment
  • Be able to participate ‘hands on’ in set ups and strikes
  • Previous experience as a theatre technical director, production manager or running a venue is an asset

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Production Management and technical support for:
    • Morpheus Theatre’s 4 main productions
    • G&S Junior Theatre School performances (May 2020)
    • Assistance to Morpheus’ one-act play
  • Reporting to the Artistic Director, ensure issues are escalated appropriately
  • Attend and chair all production meetings
  • Liaise between directors, stage managers and designers throughout rehearsals, runs, tech, and performances
  • Sourcing, renting and purchasing materials as necessary for the productions
  • Schedule and run tech days in the theatre space, ensuring there is adequate volunteers for light hangs and set load-in and strike
  • Liaising with the venue
  • Ensuring that the productions are aware of and complying to the requirements of the rental agreement.
  • Providing technical assistance for productions as required
  • Available on an on-call basis between load-in and strike to troubleshoot technical problems that may arise during the run of a show

 

We are committed to employment equity and diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We will happily provide training and opportunities for growth for the right candidate to be successful in this position.

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 artistic practice.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Contact:

               Sean Anderson
               Artistic Director
               Email: info@morpheustheatre.ca

Deadline for Applications: July 25, 2019

 

Contract Opportunity – Production Manager