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Melissa Morris

 
Bio:
Melissa Morris is a composer, playwright, actor, singer, and musician. She is a graduate of Queen’s University. She is based in Toronto/Buenos Aires and performs music and theatre, singing, and playing a multitude of musical instruments. As a playwright, she has written The Fred Astaire Story, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Melissa Morris is a composer, playwright, actor, singer, and musician. She is a graduate of Queen’s University. She is based in Toronto/Buenos Aires and performs music and theatre, singing, and playing a multitude of musical instruments. As a playwright, she has written The Fred Astaire Story, ... (read complete bio)
 

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Melissa Morris Biography

Melissa Morris is a composer, playwright, actor, singer, and musician. She is a graduate of Queen’s University. She is based in Toronto/Buenos Aires and performs music and theatre, singing, and playing a multitude of musical instruments.
As a playwright, she has written The Fred Astaire Story, Asylum by the Lake (with Dana Fradkin), and Love Stories, a show that continues to be performed in small communities in Ontario.
Composition credits include Alice in Wonderland (with Craig Walker), Comedy of Errors the Musical (with Rona Waddington), Warrior Joey Steals a Star (with Rose Napoli), and Maid for a Musket (with Lucia Frangione). Sound design credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf directed by Ian Farthing.
Melissa is the resident musical director/composer for the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario. As well as having been in the acting company, she has written and arranged music for productions of Julius Caesar, Much Ado about Nothing, All’s Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Trouble on Dibble Street, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest and the Rideau Award-Winning Twelfth Night.
She is the composer of the film Keepsakes, directed by Bonnie Anderson, and Inheritance, directed by Matt Whelan. She is currently working on a new Canadian musical comedy with writers Brett McCaig and Paul Regan (Rob Ford the Musical).
Melissa is also a teacher, having brought her love of music and theatre to children and teens not only in Ontario, but in Jordan, Oman, and Argentina.





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Review: EVIL DEAD at Stage Coach Theatre Photo Review: EVIL DEAD at Stage Coach Theatre
by Jessa moore - Oct 23, 2022

This shows’ edgy humor, with its captivating score, will have you on the edge of your seat, anxiously anticipating what may come next. 

Photos: First look at CYCLODRAMA's EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: First look at CYCLODRAMA's EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 5, 2022

This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them into one of the craziest experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes … and all to music. And with an incredible combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects and awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any show you've ever seen. While the Evil Dead films are the definition of cult movies, as a stage show, Evil Dead: The Musical has become a cult sensation of its own. The show played off-Broadway in New York, has broken records in Toronto, has won awards in Korea and has had more than 200 productions mounted across the globe. Performances are Oct 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2022, at Club Diversity, 863 South High St. Columbus OH. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.cyclodrama.com

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL Comes to Sutter Street Theatre This Month Photo EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL Comes to Sutter Street Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. 

Previews: EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL at Bootless Stageworks Photo Previews: EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL at Bootless Stageworks
by Rosanne DellAversano - Jul 11, 2022

It's been a few years since Bootless staged its fan favorite production of Evil Dead, The Musical. And, now that COVID-19 is getting further in the rearview mirror, Bootless deemed it time to bring back the beloved annual Summer Horror Bloody Show, complete with an awesome Pit Splatter Zone.

BWW Review: THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage Photo BWW Review: THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage
by Jon Bee - Mar 17, 2022

Seeing new musicals is something I relish. With no frame of reference, it allows me to take in every aspect of the show more profoundly. The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes at BDT Stage is the latest contemporary musical to be picked over by yours truly.

Video: First Look at THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage Photo Video: First Look at THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

To some of us, waking up to learn our life has  become a musical would be a dream come true. To others, it would be a true nightmare. Luckily, there's a musical for that! Described as The Truman Show meets Family Guy, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes drops our hero, an average man in his 30s, smack dab in the middle of a fantastical quest through all things musical theatre.

THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES Opens Friday at BDT Stage Photo THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES Opens Friday at BDT Stage
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

To some of us, waking up to learn our life has become a musical would be a dream come true. To others, it would be a true nightmare. Luckily, there's a musical for that! Described as The Truman Show meets Family Guy, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes drops our hero, an average man in his 30s, smack dab in the middle of a fantastical quest through all things musical theatre.

BWW Review:  BDT Stage's AVENUE Q is Just As Clever As You Remember Photo BWW Review: BDT Stage's AVENUE Q is Just As Clever As You Remember
by Chris Arneson - Sep 1, 2021

Oh, how I missed raunchy theatre. It's been years since I paid my old pals at Avenue Q a visit. And the jokes still feel as fresh as...well, the salad I had right before I watched puppet sex at a dinner theater.

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL To Be Unleashed On Downtown Glendale Photo EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL To Be Unleashed On Downtown Glendale
by Julie Musbach - Sep 13, 2019

The Brelby Theatre Company, located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is dying with excitement to present the Evil Dead The Musical. Combining elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness, the result is one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time.

BWW Feature: ORONO BASED SOME THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 5TH SEAON Photo BWW Feature: ORONO BASED SOME THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 5TH SEAON
by Elaine Bard - Jun 20, 2019

In the 3 and half years they have been in operation, Some Theatre Company hasn't been afraid to choose the obscure, the angsty and the downright bloody! This season will be no exception. Producing 21 shows in 3 years, 20192020 has been designed around books and movies, (with the exception of Next to Normal which had to move dates and pushed it into this season rather than the tail end of 1819)


Melissa Morris Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Melissa Morris written?
Melissa Morris has written 1 shows including Evil Dead: The Musical (Composer).