Westmount Mag previews It’s a Wonderful Life: “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”
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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.
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 6 and 7, 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.
‘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.’
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
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.
Set, Props, Costume Design and Sound Design – Sabrina Miller
Lighting Design – Audrey-Anne Bouchard
Stage Manager – Mélanie Ermel
Production Manager| – Haylee Tucker
Technical Director – Ted Stafford
Friday, December 6 at 7 pm and Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm and 7 pm
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
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.
Box office and information: 514 845-9810 or geordie.ca
Images: scenes from last year’s cocktail courtesy of Geordie Theatre
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