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 see a lovely, charming piece about a horrible time and how the best in people can come through, all told with memorable songs.
Don't see it if your heart is a lump of coal. Also if you like lots of set pieces. The director is fab at turning minimal pieces into fully realized places.
See it if If you want to feel good about humanity. Be prepared to jump out of your seats for a standing ovation of good feelings at the end.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Canada, which means you have no soul:-)
See it if you want to rejoice at humanity. This is a show about the joys of human connection.
Don't see it if you have a problem with simplifying stories. While the show doesn't shy away from Islamophobia, entirely, it's mostly telling kind stories
See it if you want to see a powerful story of people coming together during a time of chaos and tragedy.
Don't see it if you want a more traditional story with a single protagonist; this is a show with 12 actors playing multiple characters.
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 You like stories based on real events You appreciate a strong ensemble cast highlighting the good that occurred during a dark time in the US
Don't see it if You don't want to see a play referencing 9/11
See it if great singing, well written script, interesting story abt canadians who took in planes stranded in Canada. tells survivor stories, towns ppl
Don't see it if overpriced and could be an off broadway show. Clever, 1.5 hours of entertainment.
See it if You want to enjoy great music and acting telling the story of one of the things resulting from 911.
Don't see it if You don’t want to be reminded of that day even though it was good people helping people and telling us about it such an upbeat manner.
See it if you want to span most of your emotional range in two hours and find an uplifting perspective on a national tragedy.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to stories related to 9/11 - there's a lot of sorrow mixed throughout the show.
See it if You like sweet stories with catchy folk-influenced music
Don't see it if You have trouble with accents, or when actors play multiple characters
Also This show was an absolute delight to watch.
See it if You want to see a truly feel good musical that will make you both laugh and cry. This is excellent theater!
Don't see it if I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy this. Use discretion with younger audiences. Probably more suitable for 12+
See it if you want the creativity that Broadway has to offer. You will be moved and feel good about mankind in times of great stress and trouble.
Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this musical
See it if Heart-warming and interesting new perspective about how people were affected by the 9/11 attacks. Loved the story and the music.
Don't see it if You dislike stories involving tragic events or about community.
See it if Moving story, characters you care about, some stirring music, inventive staging-- works better than it should.
Don't see it if you find melodramatic, manipulative drama a turn off. It's really kind of simple of substance and in the production.
See it if you want to see a seamless show with simple, effective staging and a committed cast. A positive portrayal of the human experience.
Don't see it if you want big production numbers and enormous sets - this is simplicity at its best.
See it if you love a great ensemble musical, you want something affirmative about the power of caring for strangers and building community.
Don't see it if you don't like shows that don't hide their intention to tug on your heart strings or manipulate the feels.
See it if you enjoy a JOYFUL show about our connections and the good of humanity even in the dark times. Feel good! Must see!
Don't see it if You are looking for something more serious or lofty.
See it if you like an all around feel good show with great staging, music, and talent.
Don't see it if you are interested in more experimental theater and don't like formulaic plot-lines.
See it if you love new theatre! Its not a traditional show but it will leave you captivated!
Don't see it if you want something cookie cutter - this breaks the mold, and your personal space.
See it if You love theater. This show grabs you from the opening and doesn't let go. The cast members play multiple roles nut you never lose the story
Don't see it if You are afraid of shedding a few tears or you don't like seeing the basic kindness and dignity of Canadians contrasted with American ways.
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