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 be told how nice people are in Canada...over and over again with some really dull music.
Don't see it if You have any respect for the Broadway Musical. I don't get the suceess of this one.
See it if You want to relive 9/11. Like to see a community come together If you want to see boring costumes abd sets If you want a feel good story
Don't see it if If you want to see costumes. If you want to see dancing Your looking for a true Broadway show
See it if You should see it if u want to waste money and be bored it’s not even good it’s confusing and dumb what a waste of my good money
Don't see it if If you don’t want to waste money and be bored you could literally use the money your about to waste on one ticket to do anything else
See it if you like a bluegrass tinge to your musicals, you like shows about ordinary people, and you are charmed by "dad jokes" and earnestness.
Don't see it if you will be bothered by gross stereotypes, a poorly written book, Irish accents instead of Canadian, and no depth given to any characters.
See it if Accents! Mime! Overmiking! It'story theatre! Without the story! Lyrics: "You're THHHERRRE AND I''M HEERRRE!! or "28 HOURS, MORE THAN A DAY!"
Don't see it if 28 hours -that's how long it felt. It's telling that a singing of a few measures of "My Heart Will Go On" was the most exciting music heard.
See it if you are a sucker for a heartwarming story, like folksy scores, or like bare-bones, ensemble-based shows
Don't see it if you are interested in a character driven musical, or are looking for something that has more to say than a Hallmark movie
See it if You don't know anything about 9/11 and want to watch a musical about people celebrating while thousands died.
Don't see it if You like good music--the music here is bad. As is the book and the characters. The actors try, but it's just bad!
See it if You like a frenetic pace, singing that sounds like shouting, & sophomoric story-telling about important events. The cast is terrific though!
Don't see it if You care deeply about the events of 9/11 and think the people of Gander (and on those flights) should be honored in a more meaningful way.