The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy’s life upside down: Ludwig van Beethoven has moved upstairs!
At first young Christoph resents the new tenant but slowly comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. A heartfelt and mesmerizing tribute for all ages, Beethoven Lives Upstairs introduces audiences to some of the composer’s most memorable works.
To cap off its 35th anniversary season and to celebrate Dean Patrick Fleming’s contribution to the company with his last offering as Artistic Director, Geordie is thrilled to bring back its theatrical adaptation of the award-winning Classical Kids’ story of the same title. Come revisit it or experience it as a family for the first time between April 29 and May 8, 2016. Adapted for the stage and directed by Fleming, it will star the original cast: Lucinda Davis, Quincy Armorer, Leni Parker, Eric Hausknost and Alex McCooeye. Designed by Amy Keith (Costumes), James Lavoie (Set), Thomas Godefroid (Lighting) and Peter Cerone (Sound).
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About Geordie Theatre Productions
Geordie Productions is Quebec’s English-language theatre company for kids, presenting professional live plays for young audiences since 1980. Based in Montreal, it delivers more than 300 performances across 80, 000km each season. Its School Tour travels extensively from the Far North to all across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes, providing many communities their only opportunity to see live theatre. Geordie’s Montreal Mainstage Series presents both well-loved classics and exciting new works by contemporary Canadian playwrights to families and school groups at the D.B. Clarke Theatre in downtown Montreal.
BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS
Based on the award-winning Classical Kids’ Compact Disc
Originally created by Susan Hammond | Written by Douglas Cowling | Adapted for the stage and directed by Dean Patrick Fleming