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Come From Away
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this one because of the story, and I was not disappointed in that regard. The story was well and concisely told and the acting/staging was very good. The singing and dancing were, to be charitable, at the pretty good community theater level.
The orchestration and instrumentals were excellent and unique, but the singers were just not up to it.

Thank BillyReyn
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

How anyone came up with the concept of a musical about a diverted plane, its passengers and crew on 9/11 ending up in Newfoundland is beyond me but my does it work. One hour and 40 minutes of pure genius. I hope it comes to London.

1  Thank Strictly2
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We saw this show last summer and came back to NYC this week to see it again. We loved ti so much, we decided to try to see it one more time before we left so we got up at the crack of dawn the next day and stood in line for 3 hours for rush tickets. Totally worth it! You can literally feel the whoosh of air rush through the theater as the audience jumps to its feet for a standing ovation at the end this happened all three times we were there!

The music is so good its almost addicting. The acting is absolutely superb and the story is one of the most deeply and profoundly uplifting you will ever see without a moment of smarmy. I think what sets this show apart from the many, many others we have seen is the sincerity of the actors. Every single member of the cast and the band is palpably deeply committed to telling this important story with authenticity and heart. They do it every night. The 4th wall is broken all the time in this show - the audience feels personally touched by the characters. Almost all the original cast is still there which speaks to how committed they are to telling this story -- and how much fun they're having doing it. Importantly, the cast includes a native Newfoundlander which adds to the authenticity as does the fact that the real people on whom this story is based have all seen the show multiple times and heartily support it.

At the stage door, almost all the actors come out every night. They don't rush at all through the time. They make eye contact with every person they talk to and they strive to have a real conversation with every person who had stayed to meet them. These folks are the real deal.

If you need your faith in humanity restored, if you need a reminder of the enormity of the kindness of strangers, and if you could just do with a little joyful Newfie music, get yourself to Come From Away! I promise you'll be so much richer for the experience.

2  Thank RainingAgain
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Cannot think of another play that moved us from tears to laughing hysterical and back to tears and then hysterical as often. My wife gave me tickets for Christmas and we finally got to see it in March. We go up to New York City several times a year to see plays and musicals. For both of us, this was our favorite play ever. We expected it to be good, but did not expect it to be amazing. The storyline is incredibly interesting and moving. Parts of the play have you crying. Other parts have you laughing and rolling out of your seat. Music is great and the cast performances are even better. Switching from one character to another in the blink of an eye. A dont miss show. We can’t wait to come back and bring our children.

Thank TMish2014
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had a weekday off of work, and for a lark, went online to see if there were two seats side-by-side for 'Come From Away.' This was doubtful, as the show is essentially sold out with dates added until October to meet the demand. But, there were two tickets on the far right upper balcony at the back for a mere $39.00 each (with lots of additional fees, taxes and service charges added subsequently). We decided to be brave and see if we could actually see and hear so far back and off to the side.

We could!

The view was gloriously uninterrupted and the sound crisp and clear!

The show it self was a true ensemble piece - no one actor stood out, as this was truly a case of the sum exceeding the individual parts. Each actor took on multiple roles quite seamlessly with just a hat or a jacket defining each role as distinct from the other. The music was rousing, and the story really rather touching, even thought you of course, know how it ultimately ends.

This was a charming musical - a real progression from Sankoff and Hein's "My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding of a decade or so ago (although it had its charms, too).This moves the pair into the big leagues, and demonstrates how well they tell real stories with heart.

This is destined to become part of the Canadian theatre repertoire with it clever use of its cast and staging...I can see it now at Winnipeg's glorious Rainbow Stage in a year or two!

Thank etobianToronto
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