Come From Away - Encore Season
From Feb 2021
Melbourne announces encore season of a ‘powerful and profound’ musical.
The breathtaking new musical COME FROM AWAY returns to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre by popular demand in February 2021 for a strictly limited encore season.
The global phenomenon COME FROM AWAY has been lovingly embraced by Melbourne audiences, earning rave reviews and standing ovations since its Australian premiere in July 2019.
The musical tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded airline passengers and the small town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music rallied everyone’s spirits, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
COME FROM AWAY is the most successful musical to be staged in the Comedy Theatre’s 92-year history. 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.”
There are five productions playing concurrently throughout the world, including on Broadway where Come From Away celebrated its third anniversary on 12 March, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it continues to play to capacity houses. The musical has won 46 international awards to date. In Melbourne alone it has won the Ticketmaster Ticket of the Year award for 2019, as well as the Drama Victoria award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company. It has received multiple nominations for the 2020 Green Room Awards, to be announced 30 March.
Don’t miss the encore season of the global hit.