Come From Away Melbourne on at the Comedy Theatre
Sold-out, record-breaking and critically acclaimed. That is an accurate depiction of the West End musical production that has come right here to Melbourne City! Winner of the Best Musical Across All of North America, Come from Away is a ground-breaking new musical is based on the incredible real-life events in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. This inspirational story of hope and humanity is described as a ‘Story that touched the world and celebrates the best we can all be’. Making it a must-see musical in Melbourne’s upcoming theatre calendar.
The Remarkable Story: The essence behind Come from Away
The remarkable true story of the small town, Come from Away describes how 7,000 stranded air passengers were welcomed with open arms during the depths of 9/11. In a time of turmoil and despair, the story navigates culture clashes and misteps in trust, with uncertainty driving the actions of many. However, with music at the forefront, the gratitude for Newfoundland’s welcoming spirit and helping hand fosters enduring friendships and a zest for life that has grown from the lessons of monumental heartbreak.
Cast and Crew: The creatives behind Come from Away
The original story book of Come Far Away was comprised David Hein and Irene Sankoff, who also developed the music and lyrics to bring the text to life. Directed by Christopher Ashley, Come from Away brings together stellar creatives from the musical theatre industry. Including choreographer Kelly Devine (Rock of Ages, Diana), music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story, Diana), and costume design by Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam).
The remarkable true story will be brought to life by a worldly and well-versed cast that includes Nicholas Brown (Disney India’s Beauty and the Beast), Nathan Carter (Kinky Boots, Wicked), Zoe Gertz (Les Miserables, Wicked), Laura Murphy (Muriel’s Wedding), Emma Powell (Les Miserables, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert) Katrina Retallick (Channel 9’s Love Child) and many more.
Q&A – Frequently Asked Questions about Come From Away
Where can I see Come from Away?
Come from Away will be held at the Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street Melbourne.
When can I see Come from Away?
Come from Away will return to Melbourne for a limited season in 2021 from the 16th to the 28th of February. Tickets have been released for both daytime and evening shows most days, to cater for families, friends and couples alike!
How much are tickets for Come from Away?
Tickets for Come From Away start from $89 and can be purchased on the official website, via phone or in person at a registered outlet. Check out the ticketing section of the website for more info.
How close is the Comedy Theatre from Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders?
The Comedy Theatre is a 4 minute walk from Parliament Railway Station, meaning you can hop on at Southern Cross Station (located right outside Holiday Inn Melbourne) and take the City Loop a few stops to get there!
Alternatively, an Uber or Taxi ride to the Comedy Theatre will take about 10 minutes and cost $10-15.