Cast of Skin Flick Announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of Skin Flick.

Rollie Waters: Scottie Grinton
Daphne Waters: Wendy Froberg
Alex Tratt: Mark Lyndon
Jill: Jennifer L
Byron Hobbs: Matthew Hall

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

Time for Chinooks, Shows and Snows!

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, there is plenty going on at Morpheus these days!  Don’t forget that Gift Certificates make a great holiday gift!

Have you Heard? 
The entire cast & crew from our 2010 production of HARVEY are doing a reunion performance June 14 – 24, 2017! Morpheus Theatre Season ticket holders can purchase their discounted tickets NOW by calling the office at 403-246-2999 or emailing TICKETS@MORPHEUSTHEATRE.CA.  Tickets will be available to the public Dec 1! 


November 18, 19, 20 – AUDITIONS for IOLANTHE – Come out for this fun romp with fairies, politicians and of course, comical misunderstanding!  Directed by Kelly Reay, MD Carey Unger, Choreo Karen Iwanski

November 20 – Comedic Acting Workshop – Only $50 for 6 hours of instruction!

December 1 – HARVEY Tickets on sale to the General Public

DECEMBER 2 – 17 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – Don’t miss our Christmas Classic! Buy tickets HERE!

December 17 – Last day of G&S JR Theatre School before holidays!

December 11 – Last day of G&S Singers before holidays – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!  Click on the link for an update on the Singers!

December 31 – Deadline for Submitting to Direct a show for 2017-2018.  Click HERE for details.

January 7 – G&S JR Theatre School RESUMES

FEBRUARY 3 – 18 – SKIN FLICK – Keep an eye out for the Cast Announcement later this week!

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

RECRUITING PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS – for Skin Flick & Iolanthe!  See posting HERE

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

Do you have the Direct Stuff?

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  Applicants do not need to submit for a specific show.

* 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).

* 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

Cast of It’s a Wonderful Life announced

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of It’s a Wonderful Life.

George Bailey: Mike Sornberger
Mary Hatch: Paige Fossheim
Clarence Oddbody: Cesar Salvater
Mr Potter: Bob Corrigan
Uncle Billy: TBD
Ma Bailey: Michele Barrett
Harry Bailey: Spencer Schroh
Mr Gower: George Thomson
Violet Bick: Stefanie Lis
Cousin Tilly: Susan Soprovich
Cousin Eunice: Shannon Beshara
Ernie: TBD
Bert: David Young
Ruth Daiken: Brianne Nielsen
Sam Wainwright: TBD
Potter’s Assistant: Monica Skrukwa
Ensemble: Lisette Allan
Ensemble: Nicole Dickinson
Ensemble: Jill Howell-Fellows
Ensemble: Janine Kulbida
Ensemble: Dave Sandy
Ensemble: Veronique Tomlinson
Ensemble: Grace Van Bakel
Young George/Pete: Gabriel Barrett
Young Mary/Janie: Jasmine Nagy
Young Harry/Tommy: Lucian-River Mirage Chauhan
Zuzu Bailey/children of town: Annika Yip
Young Sam/children of town: Grayson Smith
Young Violet/children of town: Karma Addison

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions.

At this time, we are still seeking men to fill a few remaining roles. If you are interested, please email

Morpheus Annual General Meeting Sept 12 at 7:00pm!

Morpheus Theatre is thrilled to announce the annual hosting of our completely obligatory, government mandated (via the Societies Act and our Bylaws) Annual General Meeting!


The AGM (for short) will be held Monday September 12, 7:00pm at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre

3512 – 5th Avenue NW

Lower Level of the Parkdale Community Centre


We invite all interested parties, volunteers, artists, patrons, and curious onlookers to join us for this enthralling meeting where we summarize the activities of the past year (in 500 words or less), present the accounting of the financials, and elect the board of directors to another one year sentence.


Admission to all this comes at the unbelievably low price of only one Loonie.  (That is not a comment on anyone in particular.)


We look forward to seeing you there!


Morpheus Theatre’s Board of Directors

Contract Opportunity – Music Director/Educator – G&S JR Theatre School

Contract Opportunity
Music Director / Educator – G&S Junior Theatre School

Morpheus Theatre is seeking a music director/educator for its G&S Junior Theatre School program. This is a contract position beginning mid-October 2016 until mid-May 2017 (approximately 50 to 60 hours of classroom time). The remuneration for this contract is set at $2000.

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 five years ago and since it’s inception has doubled 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 musical 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 play the piano and accompany singers
  • a current police information check/vulnerable sector search for employment

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Theatre School Coordinator/Acting Director to develop the course plan for the season
  • Facilitate weekly classes based on the plan
  • Work with the Theatre School Coordinator/Acting Director to deliver upon the vision for the show, select and teach the music for the show
  • Create preparatory materials for the students to practice
  • Ensure a safe environment and proper use of vocal techniques for all participants
  • Assist the students in reaching their potential

For more information on the program, please visit

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.

Michelle Brandenburg
Theatre School Director
Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2016

Ready to hit the ground running? September means Theatre Madness!

September is nearly here, and that means that the theatre season is finally back in full swing!  (Just don’t tell that to our Run For Your Wife cast & crew, who have been working their buns off for a full month already…)

We would like to congratulate all recipients & nominees of this year’s Cat Awards! The community came out to celebrate in golden style the dedication and passion of all community theatre volunteers on August 27 at the Rozsa Centre. Morpheus was pleased to present Volunteer Awards to Jody Low and Meredith Anderson for their exceptional contributions to our company for this past year. Also, special Congratulations goes to Troy Couillard, James Noonan, the cast of Dinner Party, Mike & Caren Johnson and the production of Death of a Salesman who all received awards in their categories! See the complete list of recipients HERE.


Run For Your WifeSept 2, 3, 4Morpheus Annual Booksale Fundraiser   – Join us this weekend for a huge selection of books at very affordable prices! *Note: NEW LOCATION

Sept 6, 7, 8, 10 – AUDITIONS for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFECome out and be a part of this timeless Christmas Classic!

Sept 12, 7:00 pmAnnual General Meeting for Morpheus Theatre (at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre)

Sept 18, 7:00 pmG&S Singers Resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!

SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 1 – RUN FOR YOUR WIFE – Don’t miss our hilarious Fall Farce! Buy tickets HERE!

Oct 15G&S JR Theatre School Begins! We still have a few spots available.

Oct 30, Nov 1, 3Auditions for Skin Flick (More information coming soon)

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

RECRUITING PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS – for It’s a Wonderful Life, Skin Flick & Iolanthe!  See posting HERE

WORKSHOPS – A full season of awesome workshops is in the works! Information coming soon!


Morpheus Theatre looking for Volunteer Production SUPERHEROES!


Morpheus Theatre is looking for volunteers interested on working on our 2016/17 Productions!  

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:


Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager


Costume Design

Hair & Makeup

Lighting Design

Lighting Hang Crew

Sound Design

Rehearsal Accompanist


For our productions of It’s a Wonderful Life, Skin Flick and Iolanthe.


If you are interested, please email Sean Anderson at



Sean Anderson

Morpheus Theatre’s Annual Booksale Fundraiser, Sept 2 – 4

Morpheus Theatre will be holding our annual book sale from Friday September 2nd through Sunday September 4th
at Books Between Friends NEW LOCATION (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!

Booksale 2016

G&S JR Theatre School – Registration Deadline SEPT 1st!


Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce that for our 6th season, our G&S JR Theatre School program will be studying the operetta about fairies & parliament, PRINCESS IDA

In October 2018 we will be continuing to offer both a Junior class for students 9 – 12 and a Senior class for students 13- 17. The program gives youth an opportunity to expand their acting skills and challenge themselves with the lyrics and patter of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The Senior class will also include more advanced acting skills and choreography.

Classes will include professional instruction in Acting and Voice, and the program will culminate in two youth performances on the set of our mainstage production for their family and friends. They will work on a full set with lights, sounds, and costumes.

Students enrolled in the program gain confidence & aptitude in their singing through learning the basics in choral singing:  tuning, breath management, vowel formation, good diction, posture and facial expression using vocal warm-ups, exercises, and homework.  The basics of musical sight reading will be taught, listening skills will be honed, and singing in harmony will be introduced.  The fun, humour and drama of Gilbert and Sullivan is a great way for youth to be introduced to classical music.  Group vocal lessons encourage teamwork and friendship, in a low stress environment!  All students will also have the opportunity to try their hand at solo singing, if they so wish, and the learning environment created will be positive and constructive.

DATE: Saturday, October 13 to Saturday May 18 10:00 – 11:30am
***No classes over winter break or holiday long weekends.

COST: Juniors – $375, Seniors – $425  (SENIORS ARE SOLD OUT)
***Payment plans & family discounts available – please call 403-246-2999

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre, Lower Level, 3512 5 Avenue NW

Registration deadline: Sept 1, 2018! Click here to register online  or call our office at (403) 246-2999.