Annual Book Sale Fundraiser, Sept 8 – 10

Morpheus Theatre will be holding our Annual Book Sale Fundraiser
Friday Sept 8, 10am – 8pm
Saturday Sept 9, 10am – 6pm
Sunday Sept 10, 10am – 6pm

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

We welcome donations of books until September1st 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!

Part Time Employment Opportunity – Theatre Administrator

Morpheus Theatre is seeking a Theatre Administrator to join our office team.  This is a part-time employee position beginning in August 2017 (approximately 15 to 18 hours per week).

 

Morpheus Theatre
Morpheus Theatre is a proud member of Calgary’s community theatre scene and is about to embark on its 23rd season of shows worth seeing.  Morpheus Theatre performs out of the Pumphouse Theatre with offices and rehearsal space in the Parkdale Community Centre.  Our typical season of shows includes a farce or comedy, a family pantomime, a more intimate comedy or drama and a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.  We also run an adult chorus, a junior theatre school, and one-day educational workshops.  With the exception of some part-time office staff, Morpheus Theatre is run exclusively by volunteer members.

 

Morpheus is Seeking a Part-Time Theatre Administrator
This position entails sharing general administrative duties relating to box office operation and marketing.  This includes; but is not limited to sharing tasks including, handling individual, group and subscriber ticket sales, updating the volunteer and patron databases, organizing and maintaining Morpheus’ rehearsal space, properties and costumes, handling some production-related duties and handling marketing and social media activities.

This is not a computer-only based job, but includes customer service, volunteer management, information distribution, facility management and creative problem solving.  It will require an open-minded, multi-faceted individual.  The Theatre Administrator will work closely with both the Operations Manager and Artistic Director.

As Theatre Administrator you will share responsibility for the day to day operations of the theatre.  This will include receiving phone calls and emails, processing ticket sales and responding to questions or forwarding the information on to the applicable party.

The Theatre Administrator will regularly update the website information about shows and post any relevant articles or notices.  The Theatre Administrator will also be responsible for sending any requested information to the membership via email or mail.

The Theatre Administrator will be seen as one of the public faces of the theatre and will facilitate good relations with the community at large.  In addition the Theatre Administrator ensures harmonious working relationships among the various groups that use the building. In that regard, the Theatre Administrator may be asked to help monitor the calendar of events and the rental/booking of various rooms.

 

Employment Details:

The Theatre Administrator will be expected to work approximately 15 to 18 hours/week. The times are flexible and negotiable; however, core hours would include three regular days a week from 11am to 4pm.  Ideally the candidate can work Tuesday, Thursday, and one other weekday.  Morpheus Theatre will offer an hourly wage based on experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • People-focused attitude, pleasant phone persona
  • Comfortable with email, Microsoft Office and social media
  • Experience with Theatre Manager and WordPress would be a bonus
  • Strong self-discipline, initiative, ability to self-manage, and follow complex instructions
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines and sudden changes without getting flustered
  • A desire to work with creative and collaborative teams
  • Passion and Knowledge of Arts organizations or not-for profit groups

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 wage expectations.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact:

Sean Anderson
Artistic Director
Email: info@morpheustheatre.ca

 

Deadline for Applications: August 18, 2017

Cast of Moon Over Buffalo Announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our 23rd season opener – Moon Over Buffalo.

George Hay – Ron Gregory
Charlotte Hay – Elizabeth Greenwood
Ethel – Sandy Lucas
Rosalind “Roz” Hay- Chelsea Friesen
Eileen – Hannah Stobbe
Howard – Lucas Seeger
Paul – David Hume
Richard – Wayne Hunter

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Here comes the Sun, the Rain and the SUMMER MADNESS!

Summer is nearly here, but we still have one more show, one more workshop & one more set of auditions to go!  

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


ANNOUNCING OUR 23rd SEASON OF SHOWS WORTH SEEING! (Details HERE)

Moon Over Buffalo – September 22 to 30, 2017, By Ken Ludwig, Directed by Mike Johnson
Beauty and the Beast – December 8 to 16, 2017, By Ben Crocker, Directed by Michelle Brandenburg
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody – January 26 to February 10, 2018, By Ron Bernas, Directed by Dan Gibbins
HMS Pinafore – April 27 to May 12, 2018, By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Directed by Sean Anderson


UPCOMING EVENTS!

Harvey fullpage ad smallerJune 3 – A Methodology toward Artistic Unity for Actors & Directors – With Richard Michelle-Pentelbury.  Learn strategies of how to work more effectively with your team!

June 14 – 24 – HARVEY: Reunion – Follow our Cast Announcements on Facebook! Discounts still available for Season Ticket Holders – call 403-246-2999 or email the office!

June 25 – Annual Appreciation BBQ – More info coming soon!  

June 26, 27, 28 – Auditions for MOON OVER BUFFALO – More info & sign up coming soon!  

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

July 1 – G&S JR Open Registration Begins

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

August 17 & 18 – CASINO FUNDRAISER- email the office for more details!

September 22 – 30 – MOON OVER BUFFALO


 

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2017/2018 Season

Announcing Morpheus Theatre’s 2017/2018 Season

Join us for our TWENTY-THIRD 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

 

MOON OVER BUFFALO

September 22nd to 30th, 2017
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Mike Johnson

What goes up must come down. It’s true of all things in this world, including the roller coaster that is show biz fame and fortune. George and Charlotte Hay are at a low point in their ride, running two shows in rep and losing parts to rivals. But then – hold the curtain, folks – they hear that Frank Capra is coming to their matinee and if he likes what he sees, it could mean a movie deal and a trip back up the star-studded rails and into to the spotlight once again! It’s the chance of a lifetime! Everything has to be perfect! So naturally, everything goes completely wrong. How could it not when you have a desperate and dramatic couple, several doors, the well-meaning, but clueless fiancé of George and Charlotte’s daughter, and a somewhat deaf stage manager who happens to also be George’s mother-in-law? It’s farce, pure and simple, lively and hilarious and we hope you’ll join us for the ride.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

December 8th to 16th, 2017
By Ben Crocker
Directed by Michelle Brandenburg

The childhood classic you have come to love; a tale of finding love where you least expect it, about seeing with your heart, complete with a needy witch, some animated furniture and a poodle. Our holiday panto is back – oh yes, it is! – and it’s fun for your whole family. When her mother trespasses and takes a rose from the Beast’s garden, Rose, a.k.a. Beauty, is forced to go live in the castle with the Beast, who hopes that she will be the one to break the curse laid upon him by the clingy, magic-slinging Malabelle. Will Beauty come to love him, despite his ugliness? Will they have a happily ever after? Anything is possible, but they must make their way through beloved panto tropes, musical numbers and some cheesey jokes first, but that’s all part of the charm of panto! We think they’ll make it. After all, what is it they say? Love will find a way! Oh yes, it will!

 

A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY

January 26th to February 10th, 2018
By Ron Bernas
Directed by Dan Gibbins

They say that New Year’s Resolutions, that most time-honoured tradition, are doomed to fail. People throw themselves enthusiastically at a lofty goal; this year they will cut out sugar completely, learn a new language by July, quit smoking, or finally write their novel. It doesn’t matter that their outline has the page count skyrocketing – it has been resolved! And on the glitziest, tipsiest of nights too! It can’t possibly fail. So, what happens when Matthew Perry, husband to Julia, father to Bunny, resolves that before the clock strikes midnight one year from now, he will have murdered his wife? Well, she laughs hysterically for a moment before vowing that she will make passionate love to their butler and then they go off to host their party. What this new year brings is laugh after laugh, body after body (not Julia’s…Matthew isn’t very good at this), and a bona fide gumshoe, who probably couldn’t buy gum. Or a shoe. Join us for a new year full of comedy, mystery, marriage (maybe) and falling in love all over again!

 

HMS PINAFORE

April 27th to May 12th, 2018
By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Sean Anderson

Friends, theatre lovers, patter aficionados – the famous ship has docked at the Pumphouse Theatre once more. Join the Captain, the Admiral, dear little Buttercup, and of course, all the sisters, all the cousins and the aunts for a visit to the HMS Pinafore! A musical farce, and a beloved favourite of the creative team, Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore is a love story, a lesson in rank and in the proper ways of things, as well as how to stand up for the desires of the heart. With a smattering of mistaken identity, a patter song that rivals the trickiest of tongue twisters and enough joy and rapture to go around, this nautical caper will have you singing along, or at the very least, chiming in with three cheers, and one cheer more – save the date for HMS Pinafore!

 

G&S Junior Theatre School Program

Returning for a 7th Season. Classes start mid-October
Junior Class: ages 9 to 12 years Senior Class: ages 13 to 17 years

Spring is Here! Tan-tan-ta-ra! Tzing Boom!*

Bees are buzzing, snow is melting, flowers are coming up, and all the theatre companies are busy announcing their upcoming Seasons!  If you saw a great performance at our recent presentation of Skin Flick (or any of our shows this season), we encourage you to nominate a performer, director or designer to recognize their work. Click HERE to honour our volunteers.

 

ANNOUNCING OUR 23rd SEASON OF SHOWS WORTH SEEING!

We will be announcing our 23rd Season on April 28th – opening night of Iolanthe! 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! 

 

*If you don’t recognize the Tzing Boom! Reference from the title, check out Iolanthe for an epic Male Chorus Number that no one can resist singing along with!


UPCOMING EVENTS!

April 22 – Dance for Theatre Crash Course – With Danielle Desmarais.  Danielle brings a background of Theatre and Dance for maximum insight into effective and appropriate expression.

April 28 – May 13 – IOLANTHE(Pronounced eye-oh-Lanth-ee) Fairies & Parliament?  An unlikely combination that results in much hilarity, song and dance! Buy tickets HERE!

May 6 & 7 – Clown Intensive Weekend – With Alice Nelson.  MUCH More than just red noses!  Discover the bare humanity & truthfulness of clown.

May 8 & 9 – G&S JR’s present: IOLANTHEThe G&S JR Theatre School present their year end production of Iolanthe at the Pumphouse Theatre. Buy tickets HERE!  FOH Spots still available HERE.

June 3 – A Methodology toward Artistic Unity for Actors & Directors – With Richard Michelle-Pentlebury.  Learn strategies of how to work more effectively with your team!

June 14 – 24 – HARVEY: Reunion – Follow our Cast Announcements on Facebook! Discounts still available for Season Ticket Holders – call 403-246-2999 or email the office!

June 25 – Annual Appreciation BBQ – More info coming soon!  

August 17 & 18 – CASINO FUNDRAISER- email the office for more details!


WORKSHOPS – A full season of awesome workshops is continuing!  Check our WORKSHOP PAGE frequently for updates!

New Year, New Shows!

On behalf of everyone at Morpheus Theatre, we would like to wish Happy New Year to all of our patrons, volunteers and friends.  A big thank you to everyone who helped pack the Pumphouse Theatre last month to share in the holiday spirit!  If you saw a great performance at It’s a Wonderful Life, we encourage you to nominate a performer, director or designer to recognize their work. Click HERE to honour our volunteers.

 

WELCOME WIN!
winhume

If you haven’t heard, we have a new Musical Director for our G&S JR Program!

Winnifred Hume has been teaching voice lessons in Calgary since 2006, after graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba. She also works as an accompanist and organ scholar at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer. Win is passionate about the music of Gilbert and Sullivan, and has appeared in and music directed several Morpheus Theatre productions since 2013. She is excited for this opportunity to share the fun of G&S with a new generation of artists!

 


UPCOMING EVENTS!

skin-flick-posterJanuary 14 – First class of G&S JR Theatre School in 2017!

January 15 – First meeting of G&S Singers – Now in Studio B!  Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!gf-logo_full_colour

January 22 – Mask Acting Workshop – With Dean Bareham, Artistic Director of Green Fools.  Uncover fearless expression through Mask!

February 3 – 18 – SKIN FLICKWhat do you do when all the money is gone? Celebrate Canada’s 150th with this hilarious Canadian Farce from Norm Foster! Buy tickets HERE! Watch for details on a Special Valentine’s Day performance to be announced soon.

April 28 – May 13 – IOLANTHE(Pronounced eye-oh-lanth-ee) Have a peek at the cast list HERE!

May 8 & 9 – G&S JR’s present: IOLANTHEThe G&S JR Theatre School presents their year end production of Iolanthe at the Pumphouse Theatre.

June 14 – 24 – HARVEY: Reunion – More info coming soon!  Discounts still available for Season Ticket Holders – call 403-246-2999 or email the office!


RECRUITING VOLUNTEER FOH MANAGERS – Join our FOH Team! If you are comfortable with computers, money and people, we want you!  Full post HERE.

WORKSHOPS – A full season of awesome workshops is in the works!  Check our WORKSHOP PAGE frequently for updates!

Recruiting NEW Volunteer FOH Managers!

We are recruiting new Front Of House Managers to join our FOH team!
Typical commitment is 2 to 3 performances per production (with the option to opt out if necessary of course!)  

The Front of House Manager takes the lead in the box office selling tickets and works with the Stage Manager to make sure the evening runs smoothly.  The FOH Manager needs to remain in the lobby for the duration of the show, however, you also receive 2 complimentary tickets, so you can view the show when you are not working!  Ideal candidates would be comfortable navigating computers, using Excel, Outlook and counting money, as well as good communication & organization skills.


skin-flick-smOur new volunteers will get their feet wet with our upcoming production, Skin Flick, Feb 3 – 18, 2017, in the Joyce Doolittle Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre.

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

There are a couple usher shifts left for Skin Flick, if you are interested, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948acac2ea0f58-ushers11

 

December Holiday Hours for Morpheus Theatre!

Our usual office hours are Monday – Friday 11 – 4pm.  For the Holiday Season we will be closed on the following days: Dec 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31 & Jan 1.

You can always purchase tickets online and find information at www.morpheustheatre.ca