Come From Away to inspire at HOTA

Well, the news has hit the stands. The worldwide smash hit, Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY, will open at Gold Coast’s HOTA, Home of the Arts from 7 July 2022 for a three-week limited season.

Set to inspire audiences, COME FROM AWAY follows the incredible real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. The small community that welcomed the ‘come from aways’ into their lives provided hope and compassion to those in need. Award-winning husband and wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff (book, music and lyrics), travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals, compiling their stories to share with the world.

Written by Tony® and Grammy nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony® winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley with musical staging by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine.

The Australian company took Melbourne by storm when the Tony Award-winning musical premiered in July 2019 breaking box office records to become the most successful production in Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre’s 93-year history. It is now in its third year of standing ovations and universal acclaim in Australia, after seasons in Sydney and Brisbane.

Producer Rodney Rigby said, “I am thrilled to be bringing COME FROM AWAY to the sixth-largest city in Australia, the Gold Coast. It is a rare opportunity that a first-class musical of this calibre is being presented exactly as it is seen on Broadway and London’s West End on the HOTA stage.

The outstanding ensemble includes Zoe Gertz, Manon Gunderson-Briggs, Douglas Hansell, Kat Harrison,Joe Kosky, Phillip Lowe, Joseph Naim, Emma Powell and Katrina Retallick together with Kaya Byrne, Noni McCallum, Michael Lee Porter, Alana Tranter and Jasmine Vaughns.

This is one you won’t want to miss. HOTA Members will get priority booking, with tickets available from Wed 23 March, while subscribers will have access to tickets from Wed 30 March. For more information visit HOTA’s website.

Publisher Note: Direct from Press Release

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