Despite its seemingly gloomy premise, Come From Away is a fun romp buoyed by a rollicking soundtrack and a worthy message.
Following a record-breaking season in Melbourne, where it earned the title of the most successful musical ever in the Comedy Theatre’s 92-year history, Come From Away returns to the city for a strictly limited encore season, giving theatre lovers another chance to see the powerful and profound musical.
Taking to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this month, 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.
The Tony® and Olivier award-winning musical has been lovingly embraced by Melbourne audiences, earning rave reviews and standing ovations since its Australian premiere in July 2019 and will only be in town until Sunday 21 March, prior to a national tour.
Producer Rodney Rigby said, “Come From Away has struck a deep chord with Melburnians and visitors, reflected in the incredible appetite for the work’s celebration of community spirit in the face of tragedy. I can honestly say that Melbourne people have truly taken Come From Away into their hearts.”
To celebrate its return, we’re giving three lucky Forte readers the chance to win a double pass each to Come From Away on Wednesday 20 January. To be in the running, simply enter your details into the form below.
Don’t miss the encore season of the global hit. You can purchase tickets or find out more information here.