Every year, I wonder when my first musical would be- as in live. My first musical would up being a gift from Santa. I ended up seeing Come From Away with my mom and dad at Belk Theater.
Bonnie and Others: Sharon Sayegh
Oz and Others: Harter Clingman
Beverley/Annette and Others: Marika Aubrey
Janice and Others: Julia Knitel
Bob and Others: James Earl Jones II
Claude and Others : Kevin Carolan
Kevin T./ Garth and Others: Andrew Samonksy
Nick/Doug and Others: Chamblee Ferguson
Kevin J./ Ali and Others: Nick Duckart
Hannah and Others : Danielle K. Thomas
Beulah and Others: Julie Johnson
Diane and Others: Christine Toy Johnson
Come From Away is literally a story of kindness and humanity. It may happen around 9/11, but it in no ways is a tragedy. When 38 planes had to quickly stop after the terrorist attacks, the only place they could go to is Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. The people on those planes were welcomed with kindness. Come From Away is about that story- NOT the story of 9/11, but the story of what happened of those that had to land at Gander. Come From Away constantly is making you laugh. The stories you are seeing are based off of real people and what they experienced when strangers welcomed them.
About the cast- it can be hard to be in Come From Away’s cast. That is because the cast is small, and everyone has to play multiple roles. That is the amazing thing about ANY cast of Come From Away.
The set is literally tables and chairs. You soon realize that the back of the set is actually supposed to represent an airplane. The people of Gander did NOT just help the people, but also the animals on the planes.