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Morpheus Theatre is Seeking Production Team Members

Greetings all,

Morpheus Theatre is currently seeking volunteers to join our Production Team for our upcoming shows in 2020.

Murder, if you Will (required immediately)

  • Stage Manager / Production Assistant (through November 15th)
  • Hair & Make-up (through end of October)
  • Graphic Designer to design “clues” and supporting materials  (through early November)
  • Sound Designer (through early November)

A Christmas Carol (required late October through mid-December)

  • Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Properties & Set Décor
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Foley Designer & Builder

If you are interested in any of these roles, please send an email to info@morpheustheatre.ca with the role(s) and show(s) you are interested in.  If you have not worked with Morpheus Theatre before, please provide a list of your related experience.

Thank you,

Sean Anderson

Artistic Director

Morpheus Theatre

Thank you for joining us for the pre-Covid shows of Morpheus Theatre’s 25th Silver Season!

Each year Calgary-ACTS sponsors the CAT Awards – Calgary’s “Community Theatre Awards”, and yes it is happening this year as well, only virtually!

We know that many people in our community had beloved projects cancelled or put on hold, and we have all felt this disappointment and loss. I personally had 2 exciting projects put on standby, and know keenly how it feels. It is heartening to know that many companies are committed to producing their postponed shows, whenever we are allowed to safely do so.

About 60% of the community theatre shows scheduled for this season DID have the opportunity to present their work, and we still want to celebrate them! Nominations for the CAT Awards are accepted from theatre audiences and the Calgary-ACTS Adjudication team for all eligible Community Theatre Productions in the Calgary area. Now is a great time to come together as a community, reflect on the wonderful work that has been done and honour our outstanding productions!

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 Lend Me a Tenor, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=lend-me-a-tenor
For Miracle on 34th Street, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=miracle-on-34th-street
For The Graduate, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=the-graduate

Productions presented by other companies:

Cappuccino Musical Theatre – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Confederation Theatre – Looking, and The Good Game
Dewdney Players – Plaza Suite, and Clue: the Musical
Front Row Centre Players – The Addams Family, and The Boy From Oz
Imagine Performing Arts – The Woman in Black
Nose Creek Players – Frankenstein, and The Christmas Heist
Scorpio Theatre – Night of the Living Dead Live!, and The Burning Pestle
Simply Theatre – Glengarry Glen Ross, and California Suite
Strathmore Theatre Players Guild – Aladdin: a Pantomime
Torchlight Theatre – Prescription: Murder   

Ginette Simonot

Operations Manager, Morpheus Theatre

“The theater is the only institution in the world which has been dying for four thousand years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and devoted people to keep it alive.” ― John Steinbeck, Once There Was a War

Cast of The Pirates of Penzance announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our production of The Pirates of Penzance.

Major-General Stanley – Winnifred Hume
The Pirate Queen – Ginette Simonot
Samantha (her Lieutenant) – Jacqueline Halase
Frederique (the Pirate Apprentice) – Evangeline Mably
Sergeant of Police – Stuart Bentley
Abel (General Stanley’s Ward) – Kyle Gould
General Stanley’s Wards (Edward, Charles, Isaac)
Lilou Ferron
Robert Lewis
Cameron Ross
Rick (a Pirate Maid) – George Thomson

Amanda Burch
Makenna Clarke
Alicia Maedel
Madeleine McKee
Danica Power
Kate Power
Clara Sandy
Abigail Wiedrick

Pirates & Police:
Amber Dujay
Alison Miller

Dave Burhoe
Lisa Hoffart
Ed Washington
Derek Wilkinson

General Stanley’s Wards:
Terry Chung
Marlee Ferron
Joseph Horchower
Trevor Matheson
Brad Reynolds

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

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 January 31, 2020 to Sean Anderson, Artistic Director, Morpheus Theatre at info@morpheustheatre.ca