Geordie in the Press

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October 3, 2016
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WATCH: Breakfast Television previews The Halloween Tree

Geordie Productions opens its 36th season with the Canadian stage premiere of Ray Bradbury’s “The Halloween Tree,” with director Amanda Kellock and artistic director Mike Payette in studio to discuss.
September 22, 2016

Geordie Productions launches new theatre lineup

Montreal Families’ Jessica Romera previews Geordie’s 36th season: “… a string of new performances and old favourites.”
September 21, 2016
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Geordie Productions celebrates 36 years of acclaimed theatre for young audiences

Special interest – Jessica Romera from Montreal Families previews Geordie’s 2016-2017 season: “A thrilling season of provocative and enchanting work that will inspire and transport young people (and young at heart) to undiscovered places.”
September 21, 2016
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Indie Theatre Lineup for 2016-2017

Westmount Mag previews 2016-2017 season of English theatre in Montreal, including The Halloween Tree and Geordie Theatre Fest: “For the first time in Geordie’ s history, schools and the public will be able to see three exciting and beautiful touring plays on a professional mainstage”
September 19, 2016
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Interview with Geordie Productions’ Artistic Director Mike Payette

Montreal Theatre Hub’s editor-in-chief Camila Fitzgibbon interviews Artistic Director Mike Payette: “… it’s a lot harder to have artists from different backgrounds – not just in terms of ethnicity, but also gender and physical ability – lead, write, or direct a story. Those opportunities are so shockingly low on a […]
August 20, 2016

LISTEN: Mike Payette talks 36th season on CBC All in a Weekend

Mike Payette’s love of theatre was sparked as a child, when he saw a Geordie play. Now, as the new artistic director at Geordie Productions, he’s busy working on big plans for the new season.
June 20, 2016

Looking for an outing idea? Geordie Productions presents…

A preview of The Halloween Tree in The Piccolo, the Canada Girl Guides newsletter: “An unforgettably spooky and epic adventure about the things we are willing to do for the ones we love.”
May 8, 2016
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Westmount Mag reviews Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Byron Toben from Westmount Mag reviews Beethoven Lives Upstairs: “Polished acting, crisp body movement and wonderful music that appealed to adults and children alike.”
May 2, 2016
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Montreal Gazette reviews Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Montreal Gazette’s Jim Burke reviews Beethoven Lives Upstairs – May 2, 2016: “A beautifully judged combination of mischievous humour, poetic visuals and genially delivered exposition.”
May 2, 2016
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WATCH: Global News previews Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Geordie Productions’ artistic director Dean Patrick Fleming drops by Global News Morning to tell Amanda Jelowicki about his final production, Beethoven Lives Upstairs.
April 27, 2016
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The Suburban – Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Kristine Berey previews Beethoven Lives Upstairs in The Suburban: “Fleming describes the music as being a character in the play, sometimes just underneath or very present, but never jarring or frightening.”
April 20, 2016
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Play introduces kids to classical music

Jessica Romera from Montreal Families previews Beethoven Lives Upstairs: “It also shows that what we see at first isn’t necessarily the whole story, so we should be careful before we judge people.”

Press Releases

March 1, 2017
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Geordie Productions to present inaugural Theatre Fest

Montreal Theatre Hub previews Geordie Theatre Fest, featuring this year’s 2Play tour shows Water Weight and Instant, and 2013 hit Jabber.
January 12, 2017
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Geordie Theatre School offers scholarships for young aspiring actors

Special interest – Marco Galluccio from Montreal Families on GTS scholarships: “With the help of the Evenko Foundation, six kids were able to take weekly acting classes […] Six more children will be awarded a scholarship for the winter session”
October 31, 2016
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“The perfect treat – all tricks aside”

Ariel Hinkson from Montreal Community Contact reviews The Halloween Tree: “… whether you’re looking for an activity for the kids on Halloween night, or your inner kid at heart, Geordie Productions The Halloween Tree is the perfect treat – all tricks aside.”
October 28, 2016
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Review: “Fun Scares in Halloween Tree”

Montreal Gazette’s Jim Burke reviews The Halloween Tree.
October 27, 2016
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The Halloween Tree: A Strange Trip through Time and Space

Byron Toben from Westmount Mag reviews The Halloween Tree: “I have been a Ray Bradbury fan for like, forever […] so thank you Amanda Kellock, for adapting and directing his The Halloween Tree”
October 26, 2016

Scripteditty reviews The Halloween Tree

Danielle Eyer from Scripteditty reviews The Halloween Tree: “It’s an exciting, colourful production perfect for families with young kids.”
October 23, 2016
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Curtains Up reviews The Halloween Tree

Yolande Ramsay from Curtains Up reviews The Halloween Tree: “…a terrific addition to the celebration of Halloween. A little fantasy brings an extra special treat to the mischief of Halloween!”
October 22, 2016
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QDF Musings: The Halloween Tree

Quebec Drama Federation’s Cally Ravn teases The Halloween Tree with lighting designer Tim Rodrigues: “The shadows truly play a character in the play”.
October 19, 2016
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Geordie Productions celebrates Halloween with macabre stage play

The Suburban’s Bernard Mendelman previews The Halloween Tree: “members of the audience are encouraged to wear costumes. It should be a hoot — even if you don’t show up dressed as an owl.”