The remarkable true story of the small town that welcomed the world.
240 Exhibition St,MelbourneVIC3000
WORLDWIDE WINNER! BEST MUSICAL
About The Show
★★★★ A beautiful show that will make you smile… heart-warming
★★★★★ A cathartic reminder of the capacity for human kindness. Sharp, funny and bloody entertaining. An overwhelming experience.
Glenn A Baker
★★★★ A refreshing, feel-good, uplifting piece about kindness and the power of community
★★★★★ Unmissably joyful for young or old… Inviting, heartening and a musical trip to be treasured.
Reviews by Judith (and Friends)
★★★★★ An Important Musical for Our Times. Rollicking good fun.
Heart-warming message of home and kindness. DO NOT MISS THIS!
Brilliant. We laughed, we cried, we loved it
A show that not only makes one feel good, it rather inspires one to do good.
Sydney Morning Herald
There is no musical quite like it. A five star musical for our times.
UPLIFTING, INSPIRING, JOYOUS. AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF OPEN-HEARTED GENEROSITY.
★★★★★ IRRESISTIBLE AND INSPIRING. IT’S A MUSICAL THAT GET’S EVERYTHING RIGHT
The Times, UK
A special feel-good show that restores your faith in humanity.
WHO KNEW KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY COULD BE SO THRILLING
TRANSPORTS US ON A WAVE OF HOPE! EXTRAORDINARY AND SOUL-STIRRING.
Amazing, dazzling, funny, moving.
★★★★★ A HIT AND A MASTERPIECE
FOR ONCE THE HYPE IS WARRANTED
TAKES YOU TO A PLACE YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE
THE CATHARSIS YOU NEED… A GALE OF GOOD WILL BLOWS OUT OF THIS SMART ROBUST MUSICAL
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Absolutely Amazing! You feel like you are part of something special
★★★★★ You'll be laughing, crying, tapping your feet, and singing all night long! A must-see musical
About The Show
The Tony® and Olivier Award winning musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them all. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® and Grammy nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony® winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley with musical staging by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine.
Newsweek cheers, “it takes you to a place you never want to leave!”
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all
Q: WHAT DOES "COME FROM AWAY" MEAN?
A: Native Newfoundlanders refer to those not born on the island as "Come From Aways". The travelers who landed in Newfoundland on diverted planes on September 11, 2001 were said to have "Come From Away".
Q: Where does the show take place?
A: The show takes place in Newfoundland, an island off the far north east coast of Canada. The planes landed in the town of Gander, however, the musical shares stories from Gander and its neighboring towns of Glenwood, Lewisporte, Appleton, Gambo, and Norris Arm.
Q: IS THIS STORY BASED ON TRUE EVENTS?
A: To create the musical, Canadian writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein went right to the source, traveling to Newfoundland for the 10th Anniversary commemoration of that fateful week. They collected hundreds of hours of interviews that have now been distilled into the 100-minute show.
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'IT DOES WHAT ALL THE BEST MUSICALS DO: TAKES YOU TO A PLACE YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.' Joe Westerfield, Newsweek
'A CELEBRATION OF THE BEST OF HUMANKIND, and an uplifting piece of art for our times.' Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast
'IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE DEEPLY MOVED by this savvy and thoroughly entertaining musical. A tonic for our times.' Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
'AN EXTRAORDINARY, MASTERFUL AND SOUL-STIRRING MUSICAL THAT DESERVES THE HIGHEST PRAISE' Roma Torre, NY1