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
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

 

Morpheus Theatre’s Annual Booksale Fundraiser is BACK!

Morpheus Theatre will be holding our Annual Book Sale Fundraiser!

Friday August 30, 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday August 31, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday Sept 1, 10:00 – 6:00

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

We welcome donations of books until August 31st 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!

Thank you for joining us for Morpheus Theatre’s 24th Season of Shows Worth Seeing!

Each year Calgary-ACTS sponsors the CAT Awards – Calgary’s “Community Theatre Awards”. This event is held towards the end of August to celebrate the previous season of Community Theatre Productions. Nominations for the CAT Awards are accepted from theatre audiences and the Calgary-ACTS Adjudication team from September to June for all eligible Community Theatre Productions in the Calgary area.

If you saw a great performance this year, we encourage you to nominate an artist to recognize their work.  (That includes off-stage production artists as well!) Click on the following link to honour our volunteers!  www.calgary-acts.com/nomination.php

 

Names of all the actors, directors, designers and other production members can be found in the following links:

For Unnecessary Farce, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=unnecessary-farce
For One Bad Apple, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=one-bad-apple
For Shakespeare in Love, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=shakespeare-in-love
For Princess Ida, click here:  https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=princess-ida

 

Our 25th Season of Shows Worth Seeing!

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 – May 16, 2020

 

Join us in Celebrating our 25th SILVER SEASON with Season Tickets! Season ticket holders get HUGE discounts, and best seating! Find the details here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=3165

Thank you for supporting Morpheus Theatre!

Presenting our SILVER SEASON and Summer Schedule!

Summer is nearly here, but we still have a workshop, auditions and a BBQ to go!

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


ANNOUNCING OUR 25th SILVER SEASON of Shows Worth Seeing!

Lend Me A Tenor – September 27 to October 5, 2019, By Ken Ludwig
Miracle on 34th Street – December 6 to 14, 2019, Adapted from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based on the 20th Century Fox movie Miracle on 34th Street
The Graduate – January 31 – February 15, 2020, Adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb & the screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henr
The Pirates of Penzance –  May 1 – 16.  2020, By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

**Directors will be announced soon!


UPCOMING EVENTS!

June 8 Masks Inside and Out with Steve Jarand – We all hide behind different versions of ourselves. The roles we play are temporary masks we wear. These masks help us navigate through our lives, yet revealing what lies underneath may feel too personal. But if we wear a real mask and play the game of disguise, honest expression turns our self-consciousness into an adventure. Showing something genuine from inside feels like a universal truth. It is a joy for us, and a gift to the audience. Fabulous Value!

June 9, 2:00 – 4:00 – Annual Appreciation BBQ – Join us for an afternoon of FREE BBQ, door prizes, socializing, and show reminiscing all hosted by our wonderful Board of Directors!  Show mementos will be available for pick up (cast photos, etc).  There will also be information on our new season, and how to get involved. At Home at Morpheus, 3512 5 Avenue NW

June 18, 19, 20 – Auditions for LEND ME A TENOR – More information coming soon!

June 22, 23Casino Fundraiser – Every 18 months or so the Alberta Government grants Morpheus Theatre a license to hold a casino as a fundraiser! These casinos bring in up to $70,000 or more for our use in putting on shows.  To make these casinos work we need to fill some 36-38 shifts – at roughly $2,000 per volunteer shift, this can be a great way to support Morpheus! If you would like to volunteer to be a BACK UP for shift or two, please sign up HERE!

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

July 1 – G&S JR Open Registration Begins – Students from the 2018-2019 year can re-register by calling the office at 403-246-2999 or emailing tickets@morpheustheatre.ca

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

August 24 – Cat Awards Gala – Another year, another party! Have you nominated your favorites? www.calgary-acts.com

August 30, 31 & Sept 1 – Books Between Friends Fundraiser IS BACK!  Morpheus Now accepting donations at our Home in Parkdale, 3512 5 Avenue NW

Sept 17, 21, 22 – Auditions for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET – More information coming this summer!

September 27 – October 5 – LEND ME A TENOR


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

G&S SINGERS ON HIATUS – Our recreational community chorus has decided to take a break while we prepare for Ida. For questions, please contact the office.

RENTAL CHANGES COMING JULY 1 – In order to continue to provide quality, low cost rental space, we will be streamlining our rental process.  Stay tuned!


 

 

Morpheus Year End FREE BBQ JUNE 9th!

ANNUAL MORPHEUS YEAR END APPRECIATION BBQ!

We’d like to celebrate all our supporters by inviting our volunteers, patrons and friends to our annual Year-End Appreciation BBQ!

Join us for an afternoon of BBQing, door prizes, socializing, and show reminiscing!  Show mementos will be available for pick up (cast photos, etc).  There will also be information on our new season, and how to get involved.

 

Who:  Morpheus Patrons & Volunteers & Friends!

When:   Sunday June 9, 2 to 4pm

Where: Parkdale Community Centre/Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW)

What:  Free BBQ, Carousing

 

No need to RSVP this year, just Drop in! 

Princess Ida, Workshops, and Our Silver Season Announcement!

 

Announcing our SILVER SEASON of Shows Worth Seeing! Morpheus Celebrates 25 Years! 

We will be announcing our 25th Season on Friday April 26th – opening night of Princess Ida! 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!


UPCOMING EVENTS!

April 7 – Wealth, Worth and Wallet – Financial Literacy for Performers with Ray Mordan – A comprehensive review of the personal finance basics including budgeting, credit card usage, investments types, identity protection and tax preparation. During the seminar participants will view these aspects from the perspective of the performing artist and will gain a working knowledge of how to maximize savings and reduce spending.

April 26, 7:30 pm – Announcement of SILVER SEASON: 2019/2020 Season of SHOWS WORTH SEEING!

April 26 – May 11 – PRINCESS IDA – Ida and Hilarion were betrothed as infants to bring peace to two warring nations, but when the time comes to claim her hand, Hilarion hears that she has spurned mankind to run an all-female college! Not to be deterred, Hilarion and friends sneak into her college disguised as women to win Ida’s hand, or risk war between the great nations!

Buy tickets HERE! FOH Spots still available HERE or email tickets@morpheustheatre.ca.

May 6 – 7, 7:00pm  G&S JR: PRINCESS IDA –  The G&S JR Theatre School present their year end production of Princess Ida at the Pumphouse Theatre. Buy tickets HERE!  FOH Spots still available HERE or email tickets@morpheustheatre.ca.

May 19 Intro to Director’s Process with Val Planche – Are you a director that wants to deepen your craft? Or an actor who has been dreaming of taking the leap into the role of director? Join Valerie Planche as she leads a workshop for beginners, practicing and experienced Directors that will explore the nuts and bolts of what goes into the storytelling process. From idea to production; what is required to create a dynamic story for the stage!

June 8 – Masks Inside and Out with Steve Jarand – We all hide behind different versions of ourselves.  But if we wear a real mask and play the game of disguise, honest expression turns our self-consciousness into an adventure.  In this workshop we’ll approach the actor’s endeavor with detachment and selflessness. Masks and mask exercises will help train feeling rather than thinking, instinct over planning and reacting instead of the on-going chore of acting. 

June 9, 2:00 – 4:00pm– Annual Appreciation BBQ – Information coming soon!

June 15 – G&S JR Registration available to the public *Please note: Current participants of G&S JR are given the opportunity to register first, and as such, our programs can fill.  Please call the office if you have questions.

June 22 & 23 – Casino Fundraiser – Every 18 months or so the Alberta Government grants Morpheus Theatre a license to hold a casino as a fundraiser! These casinos bring in up to $70,000 or more for our use in putting on shows. If you would like to volunteer for a shift or two, please sign up HERE!

June 30 – Early Bird Deadline for 2019/2020 Subscriptions (Subscriptions forms available online May 1 & at the theatre during Princess Ida)


G&S SINGERS ON HIATUS – Our recreational community chorus has decided to take a break while we prepare for Ida. For questions, please contact the office.

RENTAL CHANGES COMING JULY 1 – In order to continue to provide quality, low cost rental space, we will be streamlining our rental process.  Stay tuned!

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


Happy New Year from All of Us at Morpheus Theatre!

Happy New Year from all of us at Morpheus!  Make sure to keep in touch!

Follow us on Instagram @morpheustheatreyyc, find us on Facebook, and tweet us at @MorpheusTheatre. 

 

Have you Heard? 

Morpheus Theatre is seeking experienced and passionate DIRECTORS for our 2019/2020 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 2019/2020 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 January 31, 2019 to Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre at info@morpheustheatre.ca


UPCOMING EVENTS!

January 5 – G&S JR Theatre School RESUMES

January 6 – G&S Singers resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  

January 31 – Deadline for Submitting to Direct a show for 2019-2020. Click HERE for details.

FEBRUARY 1 – 9 – SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – Our beloved bard is in a slump when we meet him, experiencing a stubborn case of writer’s block while producers demand pages.  He forces himself to the work, holding auditions for a play not yet written – and then he meets Viola de Lesseps, disguised as male actor Thomas Kent, and their world is turned upside down.  Buy tickets for the Calgary premiere HERE!

April 26 – May 11 – PRINCESS IDA – Check out the cast list HERE

May 6 – G&S JR JUNIOR performance

May 7 – G&S JR SENIOR performance

 


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

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

WORKSHOPS – Iam Coulter, our Workshop Director is preparing an exciting season of workshops! Check for updates HERE