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Auditions (Calgary): General Auditions – Morpheus & Scorpio Theatres

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Auditions (Calgary): General Auditions – Morpheus & Scorpio Theatres

Morpheus & Scorpio Theatres are holding GENERAL AUDITIONS Oct 10, 12, 14 for:

It’s a Wonderful Life, a radio play by Joel Landry
Sylvia by A.R. Gurney
The Peacock Season by Otis Bigelow

All shows to be presented at the Pumphouse Theatres.

Open auditions for all roles will take place:

  • Tuesday Oct 10th (7:00 to 9:00pm)
  • Thursday Oct 12th (7:00 to 9:00pm)
  • Saturday Oct 14th (1:00 to 4:00)

Drop in Auditioners are always welcome!

Held at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in Parkdale (3512 – 5th Avenue NW, lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre).

Book your audition here: Morpheus auditions. You should receive a confirmation email after you submit your form. If you do not, please check your junk email box, or contact Morpheus Theatre. For more information (including character descriptions), or to book an audition, visit, call 403-246-2999 or e-mail

Audition Requirements:

  • Auditions for all three plays will take place In-person in ten minute time-slots
  • Please prepare a monologue (under 90 seconds).
  • If you do not have a monologue, please let us know, and a cold read may be possible.
  • Auditioners are asked to complete an online audition form, with an acting resume and headshot.
  • Selected auditioners will be requested to attend an in-person callback to read with other performers.

Morpheus Theatre and Scorpio Theatre require that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Note: Morpheus Theatre and Scorpio Theatre are volunteer theatre companies and do not pay actors.

See information on the individual plays below (including callback/rehearsal dates and rehearsal locations):

It’s a Wonderful Life, a radio play
A staged radio play by Joel Landry
Directed by Wayne Hunter
December 8 – 16, 2023

Based on the classic film by Frank Capra. An inspirational, heartwarming story about giving and receiving, about life and all the paths we walk, about true and lasting love and guardian angels. Morpheus Theatre very proudly welcomes you to Bedford Falls with this holiday favourite, presented from the perspective of a radio show cast with a live studio audience, and live foley sound effects.

Callbacks will be Sunday October 15th from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre. Rehearsals will be Monday/Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00pm and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00pm starting October 21st. There is only a 6 week rehearsal period for this show. While performers will have scripts in hand, they will be expected to know their lines.

A play by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Ted Lach
January 12 – 27, 2024

A smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. Greg is a man of middle age, a restless empty-nester tired of his job in finance and looking for meaning in his life. Sylvia is an exuberant lab/poodle mix, astray and looking for a new home. When they meet at the park it is love at first sight… but Greg’s wife Kate is looking forward to some independence now that the couple no longer has children to care for, and is less than thrilled by the clever and coquettish canine who jumps, slobbers, sits on her couch, and takes Greg’s attention away from his marriage.

Sylvia is a co-production with Scorpio Theatre. Callbacks and rehearsals will take place at the Scorpio Space (331 – 41 Avenue NE). Callbacks will be Tuesday October 17th from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Scorpio Space. Rehearsals will be Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30pm starting October 19th. Rehearsals may be shifted depending on cast availability.

The Peacock Season
A murder comedy by Otis Bigelow
Directed by Nicola Payton
February 2 – 17, 2024

The play is set in 1908. Having made the mistake of marrying for love, Clarke and Cora Mariner are reminded upon renewed acquaintance with their former sweethearts, of all the riches their foolishness has denied them, and the simultaneous thought occurs to them that perhaps it’s not too late to try again. But, as divorce is unthinkable in their circle, murder appears to be the only answer, whereupon they try to do away with each other; their diabolical plans goes awry to the extent of nine unintended victims. Suffice it to say that the police are as inept as the murderers, and all ends in as stylishly, and as charmingly bizarre, a fashion as it began.

Callbacks will be Monday October 16th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre. Rehearsals will be Monday/Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00pm and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00 pm starting November 4th.

Morpheus Theatre encourages individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities to audition. Not a traditional actor? That is okay, get in touch with us and we will find a way for you to showcase what you have to offer.

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