This Broadway sleeper hit musical tells the heartwarming true story of a tiny Canadian town that cared for thousands of grounded travelers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. More…
On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, effectively doubling its population. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers–spurring unexpected camaraderie under extraordinary circumstances. Directed by two-time Tony nominee Christopher Ashley ('Memphis,' the revival of 'The Rocky Horror Show').
See it if You want to learn this part of 9/11 history. A nice story although there are too many characters. Hard to care about any in particular.
Don't see it if You don't want to think about the events of 9/11. If you don't like bluegrass music. Play is sung through. No talking.
See it if A heartwarming story about how 9/11/2001 impacted a small community in Canada. Everyone has a 9/11 story, and this is a reflection of that.
Don't see it if Well, as a friend put it, the show is about how a bunch of people were inconvenienced during a tragedy.
See it if like repetitive, trite, hackneyed storytelling with 3 good songs and alot of filler. Sure, it's a nice story, but I found it agonizing
Don't see it if Have a choice. This was just not for me.
See it if you like regional ensemble shows with minimal sets and an energetic and overtly uplifting (if not cliched) message.
Don't see it if you don't like cringeworthy stereotypes, bad acting, and lazy staging.
See it if You love musicals with peppy uplifting stories, despite being about 9/11. Some good voices and stage direction.
Don't see it if You find the telling of a side story during 9/11 inappropriate. It whitewashes many issues and the music/lyrics aren't very good.
See it if If you want to hear a true and inspiring story of kindness, mostly explained, with very little song;
Don't see it if If you're looking for a well-told story that digs a little deeper and has musical numbers with more of an impact;
See it if u want a mediocre production of a really wonderful story. I was so looking forward to seeing this.The story moved me. The performance didn't
Don't see it if u don't want a narrated history lesson w/ dates and times. & more music than theater. Overall performances were lackluster. But lovely story
See it if A corny musical about the effects of 9/11 in Canada, with no actual substance or purpose, will satisfy you
Don't see it if You want deep, thought provoking theater or prefer musicals with memorable music
See it if you like manipulative heartfelt stories that are cliche and banal
Don't see it if you have no patience for heartfelt manipulative musicals. Bandstand and War Paint so much better and they were not nominated. See them.
See it if you want to see a solid musical with some good performances by most of the cast
Don't see it if you want something truly good and worth your time
See it if You like a good uplifting story and relentless music, it never stops. Great characters with wonderful actors.
Don't see it if Constant music and needless movement annoy you. Would have been more profound if creators main goal wasn't to impress or be different.
See it if you need to be convinced that human decency and kindness still exist in the world. (Spoiler alert: they're in Canada)
Don't see it if a musical about 9/11 is too raw for you. Or if you like strong character development.
See it if You enjoy a good story. Why have we not heard this news before? It is a totally engaging story, that moved to Broadway before its time.
Don't see it if Seek innovative music or lyrics. This is an engaging story that fails to translate into an original or even imaginative musical.
See it if You like unremarkable but ultimately uplifting shows that provide a nice counterpoint to current political climate
Don't see it if You prefer more sophisticated, edgy, or innovative musicals
See it if you enjoy simple theatre without the spectacle, story-telling that is human and uncomplicated.
Don't see it if you like theatre that is focused on one/few main characters. You need a brilliant score that takes you through the plotline.