Geordie in the Press

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December 12, 2017

Dean Patrick Fleming talks about social media’s INSTANT impact on and off stage

Toronto Guardian’s Sonya Davidson interviews Dean Patrick Fleming, director of Instant, playing at Young People’s Theatre: “I think opening up the door for meaningful conversation is always what we are striving for in the theatre so the question is how to get the students to start talking and sharing.”
December 11, 2017

INSTANT – Review of Young People’s Theatre Production

James Karas reviews Instant: “The choice of play, the quality of the production by Geordie Productions of Montreal and the superb directing by Dean Patrick Fleming were all first rate.”
December 8, 2017

Montreal Arts Shows This Week

Geordie’s A Christmas Carol is on Forget the Box’s list of shows to see this weekend: “If you like unique original art and unique takes of the well-established classics, there is plenty to check out this week (this weekend in particular) in Montreal.”
December 6, 2017

Review: Instant

Allison Gerson from Mooney on Theatre reviews Instant: “Social media is just the vehicle these kids use to communicate. They do use it to bully, but they also use it to create. It gives them power and a voice.”
December 5, 2017

Intermission Magazine reviews Instant

Lynn Slotkin from Intermission Magazine reviews Instant: “an important, perceptive play for our times”
December 5, 2017

Holiday Fundraiser Production of Charles Dickens’ Immortal Classic

WestmountMag previews Geordie Productions’ Gala Fundraiser – A Christmas Carol: “Proceeds help Geordie continue to bring its annual 2Play School Tour, Canada’s longest running and furthest reaching annual theatre tour, to children across Eastern Canada and present its Mainstage Series to families here in Montreal each season.”
December 3, 2017

The Star reviews Instant

Karen Fricker from The Star reviews Instant, by Erin Shields, directed by Dean Patrick Fleming: “This play for audiences aged 12 and up packs an impressive amount of timely material into a 45-minute running time.”
December 1, 2017

Concordia Events

Join some of Montreal’s most celebrated legal and business leaders performing on stage in a beautiful retelling of this timeless gem – all  in support of one of Canada’s leading companies for Theatre for Young Audiences. *** Concordia events: A Christmas Carol Geordie Productions: A Christmas Carol Annual Gala Fundraiser December […]
November 30, 2017

“Then everyone whipped out their phones and started recording”

Stage Door’s Christopher Hoile reviews Instant: “It’s the kind of play about the present that deserves the widest possible audience since it will help teens and their parents to formulate questions more clearly to help navigate the ethically muddied waters of the two worlds we now live in.”

Press Releases

  • 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 […]
November 27, 2015

WATCH: Preview of A Christmas Carol on Global News

Global News – Three Superior Court judges, a handful of lawyers, media representatives, and sports stars combine their stage talents for A Christmas Carol, a special fundraiser for Geordie Productions.
December 10, 2015

Georges Laraque on motley team for Geordie Productions’ A Christmas Carol

Montreal Gazette’s Bill Brownstein previews A Christmas Carol – December 10, 2015: “No one will come to the show and think these are not professional actors”
April 4, 2016

The Senior Times previews Beethoven Lives Upstairs

The Senior Times previews Beethoven Lives Upstairs – April 4, 2016: “A heartfelt and mesmerizing tribute for all ages”
April 20, 2016

LISTEN: Beethoven Lives Upstairs on CJAD’s Weekend Morning Show

CJAD’s  Tracey McKee talks Beethoven Lives Upstairs with Geordie Productions’ outgoing Artistic Director Dean Patrick Fleming.
April 20, 2016

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.”
April 27, 2016

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.”
May 2, 2016

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.
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.”
October 3, 2016

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.