Arts & Entertainment

Major Theatre Returns For Fully Vaccinated

Photo: Jeff Busby

Worldwide smash hit Come From Away is set to return to the Capitol Theatre stage this October for fully vaccinated patrons.

The musical, which had originally opened on June 10, was quickly forced to put their production on pause when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced just two weeks later.

As the show now prepares for reopening producer Rodney Rigby said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome audiences back to experience this extraordinary show, and our cast are eagerly awaiting their return to the stage.”

In order to attend these performances patron over 16 years of age will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, in line with the NSW Governement regulations. The show will also introduce a mandatory vaccination requirement for all employees and contractors.

Audience capacity will also be capped at 75%, until regulations are amended.

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.

“It’s a beautiful, triumphant show about human kindness and resilience, and couldn’t be a better reflection of the power of community spirit shown in New South Wales over the past few months,” said Rigby.

The broadway version of the show recently arrived on AppleTV+ for anybody who would like to get a taster and increase the anticipation for a return to live theatre performance.

City Hub will have a full review of the show in our next print edition.

Oct 20-Nov 28. Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket. $59-$185+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.comefromaway.com.au

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