November 28, 2019

It’s a Wonderful Life – Holiday Gala Fundraiser 2019

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Start the holiday season by supporting Geordie Theatre’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser and enjoy a beautiful retelling of the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life

A timeless tale for the whole family that reminds us that every life is valuable and that every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings

 

On Christmas Eve, in the little town of Bedford Falls, George Bailey (played by Nicolas Doyon) finds himself on the brink of financial ruin and contemplates taking his own life. Clarence Odbody (played by Brett Hooton, Geordie’s Board President) an eternally bumbling angel, has set his heart on finally earning his wings. In a single night, the two will visit a world without George Bailey to discover the impact of a truly wonderful life.

This year, co-directors Mike Payette and Jessica Abdallah, with the help of 31 actors featuring retired Supreme Court Justice Pepita Capriolo as well as the Honourable Jean-François Buffoni will bring this beloved holiday classic to captivating life. Join some of Montreal’s most celebrated business, legal and medical leaders and personalities performing this timeless gem – all in support of one of Canada’s leading companies for Theatre for Young Audiences – on December 6th and 7th, 2019.

“Over the past few months, over thirty individuals have come together to volunteer their talents in support of our mission. Their invaluable contributions, along with our audiences’ support make our gala fundraiser a highlight of the year for Geordie where we can see and celebrate the work of not only the company but our extraordinary community.” – Geordie’s Artistic Director, Mike Payette

Each performance is followed by a cocktail and a catered reception which includes a silent auction where patrons can bid on a choice of holiday gift items and a raffle to win a trip to any destination Air Canada flies to, in North America! Proceeds help Geordie Theatre continue to bring its annual 2Play School Tour, Canada’s longest running and furthest reaching annual theatre tour to over 200 schools each year; present its Mainstage Series to families here in Montreal each season; and run its Geordie Theatre School.

 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Written for the stage by Philip Grecian

Based on the film by Frank Capra

Directed by Mike Payette and Jessica Abdallah

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

STARRING

Aidan Raza, Beatrix Hooton, Boyana Andric, Brett Hooton, Peter McCuster, Caleigh Duff, David Morris, Diana Colby, Edward Chan, Eric Tabah, Jean-Francois Buffoni, John Morris, John Raza, Kate Hooton, Keira Duff, Krystle van Hoof, Laura Semaan, Lindsay Petts, Madeleine (Maddie) McTavis, Marie Christine Kirouack, Matt Goldberg, Morgan Doke, Nick Doyon, Patricia Mannessy, Pepita Capriolo, Rebecca Allsopp, Sébastien Boyer, Sterling Mawhinney, Theodore Simons, Vivian Zorko, and Karina Cigana.

PRODUCTION

Sabrina Miller – Set, Props, Costume Design and Sound Design | Audrey-Anne Bouchard – Lighting Design
Mélanie Ermel – Stage Manager | Haylee Tucker – Production Manager|Ted Stafford – Technical Director

PERFORMANCES: December 6th at 7 pm and December 7th at 2 pm and 7 pm

VENUE: D.B. Clarke Theatre, Concordia University Hall Building,1455 de Maisonneuve W, Montreal

TICKETS: $25 children, $100 adults, $225 Family 3-4 Pack, $250 Family 5-6 Pack

BOX OFFICE and INFORMATION: 514 845-9810 or www.geordie.ca

All tickets include après-show cocktail and canapés reception, silent auction, raffle and a charitable tax receipt. Tax receipt issued for adult and Family Pack tickets only.

 

Geordie Theatre entertains, provokes thought, fires up the imagination, and challenges our audiences of all ages with the unique power of professional live theater. We celebrate theatre’s powerful impact by working with established professional artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create works that are provocative, relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages. We are proud to inspire 40,000 young people annually with our unique and important mission.

 

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CONTACT: Farida Badrawy at (514) 845-9810 or communications@geordie.ca

Geordie Productions Inc. 550 Delinelle, Montreal, QC, H4C 3B1 Tel: 514.845.9810 Fax: 514.845.3634 www.geordie.ca