It’s not too late to take advantage of Season Ticket Discounts!

It’s not too late advantage of the discounts of Season Tickets! Our first production is in late September, so there is still time to get you and all your buddies organized for season tickets!

We have a wonderful new season coming and we don’t want you to miss out!  Our 2018/2019 season features: Unneccessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith (Sept 28 – Oct 6), our Christmas Pantomime, One Bad Apple by Charlotte Nixon (Dec 7 – 15), Shakespeare in Love Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Feb 1 – 9), and we wrap things up with our Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Princess Ida (Apr 26 – May 11).  More details on our season can be found here: http://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=2616


You can order your Subscription either by mailing in a cheque with the order form available here:
http://www.morpheustheatre.ca/morph_wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-Subscription-form-r1.pdf or you can call us directly at (403) 246-2999, on Monday to Friday between 12 and 4. Or, email us at tickets@morpheustheatre.ca, and we’ll give you a call back right away!

Thank you for joining us for Shows Worth Seeing!

Cast of Unnecessary Farce announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 24th season opener – Unnecessary Farce.

Eric Sheridan – Cameron Lugg
Billie Dwyer – Brieanna McCutcheon
Karen Brown – Michele Wienecke
Mayor Meekly – Kevin Chinook
Agent Frank – Michael Armstrong
Todd – Mark Huolt
Mary Meekly – Denise Vaile

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Summer Lovin’… Havin’ a BLAST! June News is here!

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 HMS PINAFORE (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 24th SEASON OF SHOWS WORTH SEEING

Unnecessary Farce – September 28 to October 6, 2018, By Paul Slade Smith, Directed by Chelsea Friesen with Marie-Claire Gould
One Bad Apple: The Queen, Snow White and the Evil Red Delicious – December 7 to 15, 2018, By Charlotte Nixon, Directed by Sean Anderson
Shakespeare in Love – February 1 to 9, 2019, Adapted for Stage by Lee Hall, Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Directed by Iam Coulter
Princess Ida – April 26 to May 11, 2019, By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Directed by Kaleigh Richards with Ginette Simonot


UPCOMING EVENTS!

June 10, 7:00 – G&S SINGERS OPEN HOUSE – Love to sing? Come check out the G&S Singers THIS Sunday, no audition required!

June 16  The Fascination of the Masks  with Steve Jarand – What are the differences between good Impro and great Impro? Good acting and great acting? It lies somewhere beyond wit, charm and precision. In this workshop, gain some insight into the origins of improvised theatre and the heart of the performer through the use of masks and mask ideas.

June 19, 20, 23 – Auditions for UNNECESSARY FARCE – click the link for information & to book an audition slot

June 24, 2:00 – 4:00 – Annual Appreciation BBQ – Please “purchase” a FREE ticket online to RSVP HERE! 

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

July 1 – G&S JR Open Registration Begins – Student from the 2017-2018 year can re-register by calling the office at 403-246-2999

July 2 – 6 – Morpheus Office Closed

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

September 28 – October 6 – UNNECESSARY FARCE


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!

Annual Morpheus Year End Appreciation BBQ!

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 24, 2 to 4pm

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

What:  Free BBQ, Carousing

 

Please “purchase” a FREE ticket online to RSVP at http://tickets.morpheustheatre.ca/

By email to tickets@morpheustheatre.ca

Or by phone to (403) 246-2999

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2018/2019 Season

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2018/2019 Season

Join us for our TWENTY-FOURTH 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

View our Facebook LIVE announcement HERE:

Unnecessary Farce
By Paul Slade Smith, Directed by Chelsea Friesen with Marie-Claire Gould
September 28th to October 6th, 2018

This is Eric and Billie’s chance. They have this one opportunity to prove they have what it takes to become full-fledged members of the police force. The hotel rooms are booked, the recording equipment is set up and functional. The informant has been prepped and the suspect is on his way. It’s all quite simple and straightforward. So naturally, it all goes catastrophically, ridiculously wrong. This side-splittingly funny season opener will have you giggling and rooting for our two wannabe cops from the moment we meet them. They are surrounded by a colorful cast of characters including Karen, who can’t seem to keep her clothes on, Frank, a cowardly security officer, and sweet, kind Mayor Meekly, who just can’t seem to get his meeting started no matter what he does, or what door he tries. This show is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as we witness bumble after bumble, and bagpipes…did we already mention the bagpipes? Join us for this hilarious first show of our 2018-2019 season!

One Bad Apple: The Queen, Snow White and the Evil Red Delicious
By Charlotte Nixon, Directed by Sean Anderson
December 7th to 15th, 2018

Her Majesty, the gorgeous – but oh so evil! – Queen, has tasked us with telling you that you really shouldn’t miss this show. In fact, she demands that you, all of your family and all of your friends, attend the show – at least once – and that you enjoy your opportunity to bask in her brilliance. We at Morpheus Theatre would like to tell you that there will be all sorts of other delightful characters for you to meet as well, like the darling Snow White, some cosmically charged mushrooms, a dedicated Squirrel brigade and yes, the loveable Seven Dwarves. It’s time, once again, for some holiday, pantomime fun! Oh yes it is! It’s the story you know, brilliantly adapted for merriment, mirth and a Dame, by local playwright, Charlotte Nixon. We do hope we’ll see you at the show. The Queen has decreed it after all, so you probably shouldn’t risk the wrath. So very evil.

An Exciting Surprise
Details TBD
February 1st to 9th, 2019

We all love a good surprise. Or maybe procrastination got the better of us. Morpheus Theatre is waiting for confirmation that we can produce a wonderfully spectactular show this coming February. Once we get word, we will gladly share the details. In fact, we will shout it from the rooftops. (figuratively speaking, that is… we don’t want to risk falling off the roof, and then there is the fear of heights, and all the work to find a ladder).

Princess Ida
By Gilbert and Sullivan, Directed by Kaleigh Richards with Ginette Simonot
April 26th to May 11th, 2019

Princess Ida is having nothing to do with men, never mind love, or marriage. She is so firm in her belief that she has locked herself away in a University, attended only by women, and that is exactly where she plans to stay. She was betrothed to young Prince Hilarion from a very early age, and her failure to arrive to meet him with her father, King Gama, could be interpreted as an act of war, but still, she is having none of it. In fact, she’s willing to fight the men who show up on her doorstep if need be. Her fellow chaste and heretofore uninterested female friends, on the other hand, find themselves face to face with Cupid and less keen to do battle. A lesser known work of the dynamic duo, Princess Ida is nonetheless brimming with those qualities we love in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan: humour, sweeping and intelligent lyrics, witty commentary, danger and commotion! In the end, love wins the day, and for more than just our royal couple. It’s an exciting conclusion to our 24th season, so jump for joy and gaily bound down to the theatre to join us for Princess Ida!

G&S Junior Theatre School Program

Returning for its 8th Season. Classes start mid-October
Junior Class: ages 9 to 12 years Senior Class: ages 13 to 17 years

Cast of HMS Pinafore announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.

Sir Joseph Porter, KGB: George Thomson
Captain Corcoran: Kyle Gould
Ralph Rackstraw: Carey Unger
Dick Deadeye: Steve Hansen Smythe
Josephine: Jennifer Michaud
Buttercup: Tracy Smith
Cousin Hebe: Amy Spencer
Bosun: Cameron Ross
Carpenter: David Schnetkamp

Chorus:
Lisette Allan
Graeme Auchincloss
Mitchell Bauer
Suzanne Berg
Dave Burhoe
Janaki Butterworth
Jackie Gelfand
Gad Gijon
David Grof
Marielle Haid
Winnifred Hume
Ashlyn Johnston
Sheena Johnston
Michelle Leblanc
Kurt Markuson
Miki Okuda
Rose Reimer

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Happy New Year from 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. Or, visit us at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre, where we are excited to be making improvements in our Boardroom and Volunteer Lounge.  Come check it out!

Have you Heard? 

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


UPCOMING EVENTS!

January 7 – G&S Singers resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!

January 13 – G&S JR Theatre School RESUMES

January 13, 16, 18 – AUDITIONS for HMS PINAFORE – Join us for this fun classic tale of sailors and star-crossed lovers! Directed by Sean Anderson, Music Direction by Carey Unger, Choreography by Gad Ittay Gijon

JANUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 10 – A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODYJoin us for a new year full of comedy, mystery, marriage (maybe) and falling in love all over again! Buy tickets HERE!

January 31 – Deadline for Submitting to Direct a show for 2018-2019. Click HERE for details.

February 10 – Exploring Shakespeare: MACBETH with Iam Coulter Whether you are well versed in Shakespeare or a relative newcomer; an actor, director, or teacher; this workshop will encourage you to expand your understanding, deepen your personal connection, and activate your imagination. 

March 17 – Michael Chekhov: An Introduction to Inspired Acting with Josephine Christensen – Michael Chekhov developed an innovative approach to acting which is now gaining widespread recognition. His technique is primarily psychophysical and aims to heighten the actor’s awareness of the transformative power of the imagination. 

April 21 – Character Development with Valarie Planche

April 27 – May 12 – HMS PINAFORE

May 7 – G&S JR JUNIOR performance

May 8 – 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!

 

We’re ready for the Holiday Season! OH YES WE ARE!

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 2018/2019 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 2018/2019 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, 2017 to Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre at info@morpheustheatre.ca


UPCOMING EVENTS!

DECEMBER 8 – 16 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – The classic fairy tale re-imagined for this year’s Family-Friendly Holiday Panto! Buy tickets HERE!

December 9 – Suzuki Technique Workshop –  This method builds awareness of the body, allowing the actor to commit more fully to the physical and emotional requirements of acting.

December 16 – Last day of G&S JR Theatre School before holidays!

December 31 – Deadline for Submitting to Direct a show for 2018-2019.  Click HERE for details.

January 7 –  G&S Singers resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!

January 13 – G&S JR Theatre School RESUMES

January TBA – AUDITIONS for HMS PINAFORE – Keep your eyes peeled and your voice tuned!  We’ll be announcing audition dates very soon! Rehearsals will be Sun, Tues, Thur starting Jan 21. Join us for this fun classic tale of sailors and star-crossed lovers! Directed by Sean Anderson, Music Direction by Carey Unger, Choreography by Gad Ittay Gijon

JANUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 10 – A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY – Thank 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 – Our new Theatre Administrator, Iam Coulter, is preparing an exciting season of workshops! Check for updates HERE

Got Passion? Apply to Direct with Morpheus Theatre! Got ideas? Send them to us!

Morpheus Theatre is seeking experienced and passionate directors for our 2018/2019 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 2018/2019 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, 2017 to:
Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre
info@morpheustheatre.ca