- Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB, CA
Come From Away
Come From Away Edmonton Tickets
Come From Away Edmonton Tickets
Come From Away is set in the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The musical shows what happens after dozens of aircraft due for America were forced to land in a small Canadian town known as Gander. The townspeople of Gander opened their homes to more than 7,000 stranded travelers. The original idea for the musical came from producer Michael Rubinoff. He was able to convince David Hein and Irene Sankoff to help with writing the musical. A great deal of the material used in the musical comes from a series of interviews that took place 10 years after the terrorist attacks. At this time, many of the stranded passengers who found refuge in Gander returned to the town for a reunion.
After the Darkest Night
Come From Away begins on a morning that is not unlike most mornings for the people of Gander. A group of townspeople that include both the mayor and a worker at the SPCA explain life in Gander for the audience. They also explain how they learned there had been a terrorist attack in America. Airspace in the United States was closed, and 38 planes were forced to land in the small Canadian town. The influx of international travelers instantly doubled the population of Gander. Fear and tension are high, but the people of Gander show kindness and hospitality to the "Plane People" that makes them feel at ease. In the end, the commonness shared by all humanity wins out, and many friendships are forged that will last a lifetime. Come From Away premiered at Sheridan College. The next stop for the musical was the Goodspeed Opera House. Come From Away made its Broadway debut at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Come From Away is a crowd-pleaser that proves goodness and love can emerge from the darkest circumstances.
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What music will I hear at a Come From Away performance?
"Blankets and Bedding" is the song being performed while the people of Gander prepare for the stranded passengers headed their way. "Wherever You Are" frames the tense conversation that takes place between airline pilot Beverly Bass after she reaches her husband in America by phone. "28 Hours" and "I Am Here" are also favorites for audience members.
Who are some of the cast members of Come From Away?
For the Edmonton performance of the show, the character Bonnie is played by Petrina Bromley. Geno Carr plays Oz, a police constable for the town of Gander. Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley play Beulah and Diane respectively. Alex Finke contributes to Come From Away as Janice, and Jim Walton plays Nick in the musical.
What is the running time of Come From Away?
Come From Away runs for one hour and 40 minutes. The show has no intermissions.
What musicals are similar to Come From Away?
Theatergoers who enjoy Come From Away, might also want to try Truth Serum Blues. This story demonstrates what life was like for one Arab-American young man following the events of 9/11. The God of Hell was written by Sam Shephard and tells the story of a farmer and his wife living in Wisconsin. The couple's life is turned upside down following the terror attacks. The Mercy Seat and The Guys are two productions theatergoers who enjoyed Come From Away should give a try.
Is Come From Away Edmonton appropriate for children?
Come From Away is suggested for children 10 years and older.Back to Top
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