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

 

 

Princess Ida Looking for Production Team Members!

Be a Part of Morpheus History!

This is the first time Morpheus Theatre has done Princess Ida – in fact it’s the first production of Princess Ida in Calgary!

We are looking for the following team members!
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Rehearsal/Performance Accompanist
Props Master/Mistress
 
Rehearsals begin January 26 and are held regularly on Monday & Wednesday evenings, and Saturday afternoon. The show opens April 26th and closing May 11, in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre.
 
For more information on Volunteer requirements for these roles, please email us! 
If you are interested, please email Sean Anderson info@morpheustheatre.ca

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.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

December is right around the corner, and 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, we have plenty going on at Morpheus these days!  

Don’t forget that GIFT CERTIFICATES make a great holiday gift!

 

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 December 31, 2018 to Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre at info@morpheustheatre.ca


UPCOMING EVENTS!

November 19, 21, 24 – AUDITIONS for PRINCESS IDAPrince Hilarion and his 2 besties sneak into Princess Ida’s all female university to convince her to marry him! Join us for this lesser known, but no less FUN, 8th collaboration of Gilbert & Sullivan! Director/Choreographer – Kaleigh Richards, Music Director – Winnifred Hume, Assistant Director – Ginette Simonot

DECEMBER 7 – 15 – ONE BAD APPLE – The classic tale of Snow White, the Evil Queen and the 7 Dwarves re-imagined for this year’s Family-Friendly Holiday Panto! Buy tickets HERE!

December 15 – Last day of G&S JR Theatre School before holidays!

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

January 5 – G&S JR Theatre School RESUMES

January 6 – G&S Singers resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!

FEBRUARY 1 – 9 – SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEThank you to everyone who auditioned! Check out the cast HERE


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

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

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

 

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

Morpheus Theatre is seeking experienced and passionate directors for our 2019/2020 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 2019/2020 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, 2018 to Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre at info@morpheustheatre.ca

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! ONE BAD APPLE IN NEED OF ASM ASAP!

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! ONE BAD APPLE IN NEED OF ASM ASAP!

Our Team of Bad Apples is looking for a Ringleader!

 

We are in need of an Assistant Stage Manager to help with the run of One Bad Apple, Dec 7 – 15, 2018, in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre.

The ASM will be responsible for ensuring the backstage runs smoothly, including overlooking props, set changes, quick changes and other backstage magic!

We are in need of this volunteer for all of tech week and all performances, and it you can join us for some rehearsals beforehand, that would be great! Rehearsals are Mon/Thur nights 7 – 10 and Sat afternoons 1 – 5pm.

 

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

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.

Contract Opportunity Director / Theatre Instructor – G&S JR Theatre School

Contract Opportunity
Director / Theatre Instructor – G&S Junior Theatre School

Morpheus Theatre is seeking a Director/ Theatre instructor for its G&S Junior Theatre School program. This is a contract position beginning mid-October 2018 until mid-May 2019 (approximately 50 to 60 hours of classroom time). The remuneration for this contract is set at $2000. The ideal candidate will have a desire to remain with the program for a few years.

The G&S Junior Theatre School works with youth age 9 to 17 to produce a Gilbert and Sullivan production each May at the Pumphouse Theatre, on the set of the Morpheus Theatre mainstage production.

The program began seven years ago and since its inception has quadrupled in size–building a strong community of young artists while fostering a love for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Working within the spirit of community theatre, the program is inclusive and works to develop the skills of young artists in a safe, fun and inspiring environment.

The program has two classes running concurrently Saturday mornings from 10am to 11:30am (October to January) and 10am to 12pm (February to May). Two dress rehearsal and two performances will take place during the first two weeks of May.

The successful candidate will have:
• a strong love of theatrical education
• a passion for inspiring young artists to work towards their performance potential
• an appreciation of Gilbert and Sullivan
• experience working with and supervising youth
• ability to recreate a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta for young audiences
• a current (or ability to acquire) police information check/vulnerable sector search for employment

Roles and Responsibilities
• Work closely with the Theatre School Coordinator/Director and Musical Director to develop the course plan for the season
• Facilitate weekly classes based on the plan
• Work with the Theatre School Coordinator/Director and Musical Director to deliver upon the vision for the show, rewrite the script for the Junior members of the ensemble
• Instruct theatre/performance fundamentals
• Ensure a safe, professional environment while fostering a love of TYA performance and a lasting love of the arts
• Assist the students in reaching their potential

For more information on the program, please visit http://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=17

If you have any questions or are interested in applying please email the Theatre School Coordinator 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:
Michelle Brandenburg
Theatre School Director
Email: elle.brandenburg@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications: September 28, 2018