Come From Away deals with 9/11 when planes were diverted to Gander, New Found-land , Canada. With a population of 9,000 people, the good people of Canada were faced with 7,000 guests. It is a small, simple town with big hearted people. There is not much to do in this town and everyone knows one another. The only thing that bothers the population is that the hockey game was cancelled due to the influx of people. In fact, the ice rink has to store the food that the government sent so that all the people can be fed.
Come from away is an uplifting musical. It shows how good people can be in a crisis. The fact that the Canadians stood for the moment of silence for the people that died on that day resonates just what great people there are in that land. I was touched by the humility and grace of the people of Gander.
The lighting was particularly noticeable throughout the performance, the different yellows, greens, blues, oranges against the backdrop of the stage wall. I particularly liked the trees on stage that also were used for the lighting on the stage.
The direction was phenomenal with the different dance numbers and cast members were used very well in their different roles throughout the performance.
The musical was well written and made for a great evening. I Highly recommend.
Robert M Massimi.
Come From Away
New York City.