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May 21, 2019

Reaching for Starlight Shows Kids Asking the Tough Questions

Concordia’s The Link takes a look at Geordie’s new play Reaching for Starlight: “Geordie Productions’ Play Stages Ballet and Social Issues”
May 21, 2019

Reaching for Starlight – Montreal Community Contact

Montreal Community Contact previews Reaching for Starlight: “Playwright Donna Michelle St. Bernard offers up a family show that’s a conversation starter”
May 21, 2019

Geordie Theatre takes on race, class and ballet in Reaching for Starlight

The Montreal Gazette discusses Geordie’s latest Mainstage production Reaching for Starlight: “Director Mike Payette discusses the company’s ambitious adaptation of Kristy Dempsey’s illustrated book about an African-American girl and her dreams of ballet success.”
May 21, 2019

Dancing their way to a starlight dream

The Senior Times looks at Geordie’s latest Mainstage production Reaching for Starlight: “It is billed as one of the biggest shows in the company’s 39-year history, a mix of theater and dance with 12 performers.”
May 21, 2019

Reaching for Starlight is Geordie Theatre’s biggest production yet

Cult MTL previews Reaching for Starlight presented as part of Geordie’s Mainstage programming: “Reaching for Starlight, may well be the biggest thing Geordie Theatre has attempted in its 40-year history.”
May 21, 2019

New play tackles complex social issues

Jessica Romera, of Montreal Families, writes about Geordie’s Mainstage production Reaching for Starlight: “Geordie’s latest play deals with injustice and cultural barriers faced by ballerinas.”
May 17, 2019

Geordie premieres Reaching for Starlight

WestmountMag.ca previews Reaching for Starlight presented as part of Geordie’s Mainstage programming: “Reaching for Starlight boasts an exceptional cast and a cross-disciplinary infusion of theatre and dance, resulting in a stunning piece of work that addresses the increasingly relevant themes of empowerment, empathy, and the ever-important belief in a genuine capacity for change.”
February 5, 2019

Creating a space for conversation

Cult MTL previews The In-Between presented at the Geordie Theatre Fest: “The In-Between isn’t about simple binaries like right/wrong or winning/losing because that’s not how the world works.”
February 1, 2019

LISTEN: One Thing Leads to Another creator Maja Ardal on CKUT’s Upstage

Actor, director, playwright and theatre producer Maja Ardal discusses theatre and babies on CKUT’s Upstage during Geordie Theatre Fest’s presentation of One Thing Leads to Another.

Press Releases

  • Geordie Theatre presents Reaching for Starlight
    Geordie Theatre is delighted to unveil the World Premiere of its latest creation Reaching for Starlight!   Wrapping up Geordie’s 2018-19 Season is the much-anticipated production of two-time Governor General award-nominated playwright Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s play: Reaching for Starlight. Inspired by the iconic picture book A Dance Like Starlight by […]
  • Geordie Theatre Fest 2019
    Back for its second edition, the Geordie Theatre Fest offers families in the Greater Montreal Area something for everyone. Geordie’s 1st-ever “baby show”: the Dora award-winning One Thing Leads to Another The English-language premiere of Little Witch brings the magic of fairy tale for kids ages 6+ Award-winning Canadian playwright […]
  • The Trials of Robin Hood – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2018
    KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON BY SUPPORTING GEORDIE THEATRE’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER WITH A COMEDIC SPIN ON THE classic tale: THE TRIALS of robin hood Robin Hood: lusty hero, hopeless lover, or evil criminal? Told from the perspectives of Maid Marian, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin himself, this hilarious telling […]
  • Raise Your Voice!
    2018-19 Season: Raise Your Voice!
    38 Years Young! What happens when you see something that may appear strange or unfair? What do you do about it? Where do you go? How do you stand your ground? When do you give space for others to take the spotlight? Welcome to Geordie’s 38th season where we discover […]
  • Around the World in 80 Days
    Road-tested with theatrical runs at both Théâtre Lac Brome and Hudson Village Theatre last summer, where it was loved by children and parents alike, Geordie’s production of Jules Verne’s timeless classic returns to Montreal with revised designs and other surprises! “How will we cross the alps? A hot air balloon […]
  • A Christmas Carol – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2017
    Geordie Productions invites you all to usher in the holiday season with a contribution to a worthy a cause by attending its annual holiday fundraiser production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic… A CHRISTMAS CAROL The story has become as essential to the holiday ritual as trimming the tree. Miserly Scrooge […]
  • Boys with Cars
    Forever setting the stage for inclusion and important reflection, Geordie offers Montreal teens and their families a chance to catch this fiercely relevant award-winning contemporary Canadian masterpiece  BOYS WITH CARS Without question, Geordie’s first public offering of the season is the company’s boldest to date. A play for teens, Boys […]
  • 2017-18 Season: Imagine
    Welcome to 37! This season is already Geordie’s biggest yet. Here’s why… Last season was Artistic Director Mike Payette’s first with the company and Geordie currently leads the upcoming META (Montreal English Theatre Awards) nominations for the 2016-17 season with 13 nominations! Ever-vital and increasingly relevant, here are some of […]
  • Geordie Theatre Fest 2017
    Road-tested 27, 000km as part of Canada’s furthest-reaching and longest-running annual theatre tour, Geordie presents its inaugural… GEORDIE THEATRE FEST A young girl and boy throw insults at a pool and spin out into a wonder-filled adventure about body image and empowerment. Three teenagers searching for fame in a world […]
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2016
    Geordie Productions is excited to announce this season’s Holiday Gala Production, the all-together unique staging of Frank Capra’s Christmas classic… “What do you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.” On Christmas Eve, in the little […]
  • The Halloween Tree
    Montreal’s own theatre for all audiences unveils the Canadian premiere stage adaptation of legendary sci-fi author Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree “Oh it’s dark, yes, and full of nightmare. Everything that Halloween ever was lies buried there. I could show it to you. What do you say?” On Halloween night, […]
  • 2016-17 Season: Opening Doors to New Worlds
    Geordie Productions celebrates 36 years of acclaimed Theatre for Young Audiences with a new Artistic Director, new adventures, and new voices. “I fell in love with Geordie – as most did – when I was a child. Our commitment to fostering young minds, encouraging dialogue about stories from around the […]
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs
    Geordie brings its beloved adaptation of Beethoven Lives Upstairs to the DB Clarke Theatre “…an entertaining way to introduce the whole family to great music [and] great theatre.” – Kathryn Greenaway (The Gazette) The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy’s life upside down: Ludwig van Beethoven has […]
  • Geordie Productions appoints new Artistic Director
    Introducing… Geordie Productions is thrilled to announce its appointment of the company’s third Artistic Director. Accomplished local actor, director, producer, co-founder and Artistic Director of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, Artist Mentorship Program Director and Assistant Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop and recipient of the 2015 Montreal English Theatre Award for […]
  • A Christmas Carol – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2015
    What do 3 Superior Court judges, a bunch of lawyers, businesspersons and Georges Laraque have in common? It’s not what you think. They’ve all signed on to perform in this year’s Geordie holiday fundraiser production of… A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Alexandria Haber | Directed by […]
  • Hana’s Suitcase
    Geordie Productions welcomes back the acclaimed stage adaptation of Hana’s Suitcase to Montreal “How extraordinary that this humble suitcase has enabled children all over the world to learn, through Hana’s story, the terrible history of what happened and it continues to urge them to heed the warnings of history” ~ […]
  • 2015-16 Season: 35 Years
    Milestones The 2015-16 Season celebrates the 35th anniversary of Quebec’s English-language theatre company for kids, as well as the 10th and final season of its current Artistic Director, Dean Patrick Fleming. Launched in 1980 by Order of Canada appointed Elsa Bolam, Geordie Productions has fostered the love of theatre to […]
  • Beneath the Banyan Tree
    Geordie Productions presents A live theatrical event for the whole family blending Classical Indian and Western dance and music. Beneath the Banyan Tree a Theatre Direct production by Emil Sher with choreography by Lata Pada directed by Lynda Hill February 20th through March 1st, 2015 Centaur Theatre 453 François-Xavier, Montreal, […]
  • Chloe’s Choice
    CHILDREN’S THEATRE TAKES ON THE CHARTER OF VALUES Artistic Director Dean Patrick Fleming has commissioned a new holiday play from award-winning playwright Marcus Youssef (“Jabber”, “Winners and Losers”) to challenge our prejudices, embrace our city’s diversity, and open a space for dialogue to include Montreal’s youth as we explore and […]
  • 2014-15 Season: Inspiring Dialogue
     ANNOUNCING OUR 2014-15 SEASON: INSPIRING DIALOGUE April 15, 2014, MONTREAL— This year, Geordie presents a culturally diverse season that celebrates differences. In response to Quebec’s proposed Charter of Values, which sought to divide the multi-cultural society that we have worked hard to build, we at Geordie have started a discussion […]
  • The Iliad and The Odyssey
    The Iliad and The Odyssey Two of the Best Stories Ever Told | Deux des plus grandes histoires jamais racontées. The Iliad April 4-13, 2014 and The Odyssey May 9-18, 2014 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Geordie Productions presents a double bill of The Iliad and The Odyssey for their […]
  • Suspended Tickets
      Geordie starts Suspended Tickets Program; gives tickets to community support organizations Inspired by “Suspended Coffees”, Geordie Productions is pleased to offer “Suspended Tickets” to patrons who are not able to afford them. Like suspended coffees, Geordie is enabling the concept of buy one, buy another to be “suspended” and […]
  • Geordie Productions appoints new General Manager
    MONTREAL, October 10, 2013 – Geordie Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Westoll as General Manager of Geordie Productions, effective January 2014.
  • 2013-14 Two Play School Tour
     Geordie Productions confronts bullying head-on in their 33rd season MONTREAL, September 13, 2013 – Geordie Productions opens their 33rd season with two plays touring into schools throughout the province about bullying and the effect it can have on the people who endure it. Beginning September 23rd, the popular Geordie School […]
  • 2011-12 Season: 3D Theatre since 1980
     Geordie Productions Announces 31st Season “3D Theatre since 1980” MONTREAL, April 26, 2011 – Artistic Director, Dean Patrick Fleming is proud to announce Geordie Productions’ 2011-12 season, themed “3D Theatre since 1980”. “3D, old or new, is about looking at things in a more complete way, to be surprised as […]