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Box Office – Come From Away

Come From Away

Oct 9 – Nov 4, 2018

Tickets on sale to the public on Monday, July 30, 2018

Come From Away is currently available for purchase as part of a season ticket subscription or group.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley

The 5th proudly launches the North American tour of the sell-out sensation that began its journey right here in our basement rehearsal halls. The Tony  Award®-, Drama Desk Award- and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner takes you into the heart of the remarkable story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that embraced them. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This is a musical that changes you, heals old wounds and lifts the spirit. Join us for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch a new production and send it on its way around the country.

“Best of the Year” – Washington Post, Newsday, TIME, Los Angeles Times and many more


Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Casting will be announced later in the summer.

Come From Away

Come From Away, the national tour of this Tony-nominated Broadway hit, is the true story of what happened when 38 planes were diverted to the tiny town of Gander, on the island of Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001. This inspiring and uplifting musical vividly shows us that even in the darkest of times, good people can provide enough light to see hope for the future.

Adult Language:

The “f” word is used a couple of times, only as an expletive rather than a sexual term. Oz, a cop, observes that when he stops drivers who are in a hurry, he writes them a warning ticket: “I’ll write STFD.  Slow the f-k down!”  A passenger on one of the planes (which have been sitting on the tarmac a full day) becomes upset with a distressed and claustrophobic woman: “Excuse me!  Would you like some Xanax? Because you are freaking out and it is freaking me out and we all FREAKING THE F-K OUT!!!”

Other than the above, the language is very mild. The residents of Gander use a few vulgar or profane expressions in response to the unprecedented situation: “Jesus, that’s a jumbo!  There’s gotta be two-fifty or two hundred on her!” says Oz, who adds, “Holy shit!” when he adds up the total number of passengers.


The tired and stressed-out passengers have no idea what is happening (few have cell phones and those on board don’t work), so they exchange rumors (“The White House was bombed!”  “It’s World War III!”).  The flight attendants begin serving free liquor: “Soon everyone got friendlier / We didn’t know where we were / But we knew that we were hammered.”

Kevin J. and Kevin T., a gay couple, take out a bottle of Grey Goose they had been hiding and share it with the others.

Nick (from England) and Diane (from Texas) meet for the first time when Nick asks, “Do you mind if I sit here?  I need to get some work done and there’s some drunk people at the back of the plane singing at the top of their lungs.”

At one point, the passengers and townspeople meet at a local bar, and Oz describes what happens: “The hotel staff keep making runs for more beer and liquor.  After an hour, people are swimming in the river out back.  And no, no one brought their swim trunks.”  Later, passengers who agree to become honorary Newfoundlanders are given a sip (or more) of a potent local brew called “Screech.


Conflict breaks out when another passenger confronts Ali as he is using a phone: “Are you telling your Muslim friends where to bomb next?  Go back where you came from!” (The dispute is settled peacefully.)

Sexual References:

Two of the passengers, Kevin T. and Kevin J., are a gay couple.  When Kevin T. opts to “kiss the cod” and become an honorary Newfoundlander, Kevin J. warns, “If you kiss that, I’m never kissing you again.”