Friday May 1st, would have marked the opening of the final show of Morpheus Theatre’s Silver Anniversary season, and our fifth production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.  This time, under the direction of Paige Fossheim and Musical Direction of Stefanie Barnfather, we have a gender swapped cast with The Pirate Queen, Frederique, Able, and a Matronly Major-General.  Working in isolation the cast members have prepared a mash up of some of your favorite songs to enjoy until we can raise the curtain on this most beloved of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.


By Gilbert and Sullivan
Directed by Paige Fossheim, Music Direction by Stefanie Barnfather, Choreography by Karen Iwanski

Strike up the band for one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved operettas! The Pirates of Penzance combines whimsy, light-hearted satire and piratical characters with stirring music, including the iconic “Major-General’s Song”. This is the play that cemented the comic-pirate theme in popular culture, a theme that has lasted through more than a century and spawned countless movies and novels. Jam-packed with sentimental, swashbuckling pirates, a completely dotty Major General and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious policemen, what could possibly go wrong?  To add to the topsy-turvy nature of G&S, Morpheus will be flipping the genders of all your favourite characters.

Production Crew
ProducerColleen Bishop
Assistant ProducerKyle Gould
DirectorPaige Fossheim
Musical DirectorStefanie Barnfather
Assistant Musical DirectorBen Coburger
ChoreographerKaren Iwanski
Orchestra DirectorJoanne Sampson
Stage ManagerJanos Zeller
Assistant Stage ManagerCarly Dick
AccompanistTony Matthews
Fight ChoreographerChelsea Friesen

Set Design & ConstructionBill Brown
Properties & Set DécorMike Johnson
Costume DesignerChristie Johnson
Hair & Makeup DesignerBritta Siemens
Lighting DesignerJon Martin
Lighting Design MentorDarryl Lindenbach
Sound DesignerKyle Gould
Board OperatorTrevor Somers
Major-General Stanley Winnifred Hume
The Pirate QueenGinette Simonot
Samantha (her Lieutenant)Jacqueline Halase
Frederique (the Pirate Apprentice)Evangeline Mably
Sergeant of PoliceStuart Bentley
Abel (General Stanley’s Ward)Kyle Gould
Issac (General Stanley’s Ward)Lilou Ferron
Charles (General Stanley’s Ward)Robert Lewis
Edward (General Stanley’s Ward)Cameron Ross
Rick (a Pirate Maid)George Thomson
PirateAmanda Burch
PirateMakenna Clarke
PirateAlicia Maedel
PirateMadeleine McKee
PirateDanica Power
PirateKate Power
PirateClara Sandy
PirateAbigail Wieler
Pirate & PoliceAmber Dujay
Pirate & PoliceLisa Hoffart
Pirate & PoliceAlison Miller
PoliceDave Burhoe
PoliceEd Washington
PoliceDerek Wilkinson
General Stanley’s WardTerry Chung
General Stanley’s WardMarlee Ferron
General Stanley’s WardJoseph H H Horchower
General Stanley’s WardTrevor Matheson
General Stanley’s WardBrad Reynolds