** Due to public health regulations surrounding COVID-19, all Mirvish theatres will be closed until at least June 30, 2020. See website for details. **
by Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Mirvish). Newfoundlanders open their homes to stranded passengers following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Previews from February 13, 2018, opens Feb 18 and runs to July 5, 2020: Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm (see website for schedule exceptions and additions). $39-$169, limited rush $25 (premium tickets also available).
With astonishing warmth, Newfoundlanders welcome the traumatized passengers of planes rerouted to Gander on 9/11 in this home-grown Tony Award-winning musical. The music is rollicking, the lyrics are clever and I dont think Ive ever seen a show with more heart. The cast, doubling up on roles as Ganderites and travellers, is uniformly excellent, especially Eliza-Jane Scott as a pilot and Kevin Vidal as a Black Brooklynite who cant believe his hosts openness. The show just barrels along even with some dark content and you never get a chance to catch your breath. But so what? Go with the flow and enjoy.
NNNN (Susan G Cole)
Location - Royal Alexandra Theatre