Caitriona Murphy
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Feb 2, 2019
It is a dark day for the Canadian Theatre Community, as we lost the esteemed Valerie Hawkins early yesterday morning after a five year battle with Ovarian cancer. It is my tremendous fortune that she was my friend. Valerie was a wonderful actor, and an unparalleled singer. She was a force onstage and off. She is loved and missed very much by her wonderful family, her partner, and her many, many friends and colleagues.
Jun 15, 2016
I had a great time today recording an episode of MY LITTLE PONY!! What a fantastic group of voice actors to spend a morning laughing with!
May 18, 2016
Today is the opening of BILLY ELLIOT! I love playing my character, Mrs. Wilkinson. She is a dancing babe from the 80's with big hair, and a LOT of spandex! It takes me back to my youth...

This company is so strong, and I am immensely proud of our 9 young actors. They have shown such commitment, and professionalism. Cheers everyone! Here's to a great run!
Apr 26, 2016
I went into the studio today to finish up the violin for the ONEGIN recording. I was the last one in - violin is always last, and I had to do a few singing pick ups. I heard a few cuts in the sound booth afterwards, and just wept at how beautiful the music is, and what a wonderful job everyone did. And, I must admit, I just miss performing this music every night with the ONEGIN company. When theatre is good, there really is nothing better. I will always cherish this experience. The buzz is that the record will be released for Labour Day. I will keep you posted!
Apr 19, 2016
Today was the first rehearsal for BILLY ELLIOT!!! I think this show is going to be fantastic. The cast is fantastic, and our young Billy, played by Nolan Fahey is going to be fantastic!
Apr 17, 2016
We closed ONEGIN after a sold out run with two extensions, and we managed to fit in a recording!! Congrats to everyone, in particular Ami Gladstone and Veda Hille. These are Vancouver Theatre Artists who started this project without a dime, and persevered. I believe it is the single most successful original show to be produced at the Arts Club in it's 40 year history. I will miss this show and the people involved very much, but now, to dust off my dancing shoes....
Apr 1, 2016
We have extended ONEGIN twice! We will now officially close on Sunday, April 17. I love this show. Tickets are disappearing - get them while you can!
Mar 23, 2016
Opening!!! After a week of fantastic previews, we have opened ONEGIN. This may be the best show I have ever been a part of. Don't miss it!
Feb 22, 2016
I have waited for this day for three years! Today was the first rehearsal for ONEGIN. After many workshops, the cast assembled today and what a cast it is! Meg Roe, Alessandro Juliani, Josh Epstein, Andrew McNee, Andrew Wheeler, Lauren Jackson, and myself. Veda Hille and Ami Gladstone have outdone themselves. This show is going to be great!
Feb 21, 2016
And just like that, CLOSER THAN EVER is over. What a fantastic opportunity to sing such rich material. Thanks to everyone at the Gateway Theatre for making this such a wonderful experience!
Feb 5, 2016
We opened CLOSER THAN EVER today! What fun! What a LOT of singing!!!!! It was so great to see all of those familiar faces afterwards. Thanks so much to all who made the trip to Richmond to support us!
Jan 12, 2016
Today was the first day of rehearsal for CLOSER THAN EVER! I saw this show 20 years ago in Toronto, and it is every bit as good as I remember. Our company is exceptional. Kevin Aichele, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Chris D. King, Caitlin Hayes, Danny Balkwill, and our fantastic director Jiovanni Sy with the fabulous Dawn Ewen choreographing. This one is going to be good!
Jan 10, 2016
We closed PETER AND THE STARCATCHER today! What a trip it has been. Congrats to the cast and crew for a great run, and a great opener for the BMO Theatre!
Jan 4, 2016
Once again, I have the pleasure to workshop Route 66 with an absolutely KILLER group of people. Shawn McDonald, Robert McQueen, Bob Foster, Diane Lines, and Scott Perrie. This show is going to be fantastic when it all comes together! Until then, this group will have at 'er with the musical placements.
Dec 9, 2015
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER HAS BEEN HELD OVER FOR TWO WEEKS! We run right through to January 10. Don't wait too long, as tickets are selling like hotcakes!
Dec 2, 2015
We opened PETER AND THE STARCATCHER today! What a beautiful show. The theatre is ready, and is absolutely gorgeous! All dedications to the late, great, Roger Rees, who was part of the creative team that brought this show from off off Broadway, right to the MainStage. Don't miss this one!
Nov 3, 2015
Today was the first rehearsal for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, which will open the new BMO Theatre in Vancouver! The cast is wonderful, and we are all excited to be pioneering the new theatre!
Jul 15, 2015
Off to England, Ireland, and Scotland to see family, and see lots of theatre!
Jun 24, 2015
The InTune conference was a huge success! Workshops, panels, and presentations all about new musicals. A 20 minute version on Onegin was a huge hit once again for Ami Gladstone, Veda Hille and all involved. It was, once again a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful piece.
Jun 7, 2015
Today we closed In the Heights at the Arts Club, and what a trip it has been. I am blessed to have been a part of this wonderful, talented company.
May 6, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
First Preview for In The Heights!
Apr 9, 2015
First day of rehearsal for In The Heights!
Apr 3, 2015
I am having a blast this week workshopping a New Musical at the Arts Club with a fantastic group of people! Scott Perrie, Shawn McDonald, Robert McQueen, Bob Foster, and Diane Lines.
Mar 7, 2015
I'm off to Vancouver Island for the third time in a year! This time, it's to do a reading of Billy Nothin' - a cowboy musical by my very good friend and former roomate Sean Dixon. The Belfry is presenting this reading in conjunction with theatre SKAM for the SPARK festival. Sean's is a truly unique voice in Canadian Theatre. If you have never seen or heard one of his plays, do not miss this chance! We will be reading at the Belfry on Monday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Jan 27, 2015
Pi Theatre is off to Victoria for a remount of Between the Sheets! I love this show, and I am so happy for the opportunity to once again work with Stephanie Moroz,- a lovely young actress from Vancouver via Winnipeg, very much like myself. We will be running at George Jay at Richmond Elementary School from Jan. 28-Feb.1 Many thanks to Theatre SKAM for all of their help putting up posters and spreading the word.
Nov 22, 2014
It's back to Cherry Tree Lane for Mary Poppins round 2! The entire company minus two are back this year, so, it's a reunion as well as a remount. We play at the Stanley Theatre from Dec.5-Jan.4.
Oct 30, 2014
We start rehearsal today for my second workshop of Eugene Onegin! Ami Gladstone and Veda Hille have been working hard on this for quite some time, and I love it. Veda's music is astounding. Please come out to our free workshop reading at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.2 at the Review stage on Granville Island.
Sep 22, 2014
And just like that, 17 weeks of Les Mis is complete. I am missing all of my lovely cast and crew already, the wonderful Theatre and people in Chemainus, and beautiful Vancouver Island. Thank you one and all for such a beautiful experience.
Aug 24, 2014
Any Nanaimonites and area people who are looking for a great night out - tomorrow night at the Globe, I'm going to sit in for a few tunes with PerlHaze - Sohpia Perlman, and Terra Hazelton. These two ladies are killer jazz singers from Toronto, and this is their non-jazz extravaganza. Please come out one and all!
Jul 25, 2014
As if eight shows per week were not enough, the Les Miserables company is taking complete advantage of Andrew Wheeler, Shakespearian actor extraordinaire, and we will embark on a short version of Henry V today. We will rehearse and perform this one night only in Chemainus on August 19. You have to love actors for not having enough work, even when we have technically too much. I love this company.
Jun 20, 2014
Tonight is the opening of Les Miserables! We are very proud of our little big show. This theatre company is wonderful to work for. We are truly blessed.
May 26, 2014
I arrived in Chemainus B.C. yesterday evening, and although I was prepared for how beautiful it is, I was still surprised. I am working with some of my very favorite people, and am excited that I will spend a whole three to four months in this lovely setting running Les Miserables, of all the wonderful pieces to sink into for a summer.
May 4, 2014
Gigs, gigs gigs! 'Tis the season. Wedding gigs, corporate gigs, gigs in Toronto, gigs in Vancouver. Pop gigs, celtic gigs, jazz gigs. Life is music, and life is great.
Apr 21, 2014
What better way to celebrate Easter than to wrap up a workshop at the Arts Club with some of Vancouver's finest actors working on the latest piece by Ami Gladstone and Veda Hille? Veda's music is intoxicating. I am still buzzing with her beautiful melodies. More to come on this project.
Apr 20, 2014
Jeff Gladstone outdid himself and then some at his CD release for Hell of a Girl. It's available on itunes, so get it while it's hot! Great music, and great fun was had by all. I can't wait for the next one!
Apr 18, 2014
Tomorrow night is Jeff Gladstone's CD release at the Rio Theatre! Hell of a Girl is the name of the album, and it is fantastic. The line-up tomorrow is a showcase of some of Vancouver's best musicians, and they are too many to name. Please come out and support live, original music!
Mar 15, 2014
Between the Sheets opens tonight, Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. We are very proud of the show, please come and check it out! Click here for more information
Feb 23, 2014
Please check out Tiny Music, playing Tuesday February 25, and Wednesday February 26 at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This is a unique piece of theatre about a young man with autism. Click here for more information.Tiny Music
Feb 12, 2014
Come out and see 'Out of a Dream' at the York Theatre on Commercial Drive! Ours is only the third show in this beautifully restored theatre, and we are having a fantastic time!
Dec 1, 2013
The Arts Club Christmas Party was a blast! I am so blessed to be part of the theatre community in Vancouver.
Nov 24, 2013
Super fun to be in the studio with Harrison Mooney and Brian Binnema to record a track for their Holiday CD. They are the writers of Chariot Cities, which I will be part of for the Vancouver Fringe in September, 2013.
Nov 19, 2013
It was an absolute treat to be part of a reading for a new play by the very lovely, and very talented Lucia Frangione this morning. Lucia, along with Laura DiCicco from Fugue Theatre assembled a fantastic group of people. Much fun was had by all, and the words are still swimming in my head.
Nov 14, 2013
Mary Poppins has opened!!! Congrats to the entire cast, crew, and creative team. I am so proud to be part of such an exceptionally talented group of people. Please visit artsclub.com for ticket info.
Nov 8, 2013
Click here to listen to the final version of Brave, my favorite song by Carolyn Neapole, local songwriter, and one of my favorite people. It features myself on violin, and Jocelyn Cameron on bass.
Nov 1, 2013
Good news for Vancouver Theatre!
Oct 19, 2013
A wonderful evening at the East Van Opry included the permiere of the video for "One Little Accident Away". Check it out! The song is written by and starring Jeff Gladstone, and features Terra Hazelton, and Sophia Perlman. The filmaker is Diana Piruzevska, who, incidentally, shot a quick video for me while she was visiting Vancouver. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check this out.
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