Come from Away
Show Essentials
12
Roles
PG
Rated
1
Act
Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium 20
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Claude

The gregarious and well-liked Mayor of Gander, Newfoundland, Claude loves his work, the townspeople and his daily traditions, but he's never had to deal with a crisis of this magnitude before. 

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Bonnie

A no-nonsense mother of three, Bonnie is the head of the Gander area SPCA. When she discovers animals are trapped on the planes, she stops at nothing to ensure their safety - but in frustration, she often lashes out at those around her. 

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: B4
Beulah

The head of the Gander Legion, with a firefighter son, who walks Hannah to her church and prays with her. 

Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Oz

The quirky constable in the two-person Gander police force. When the town's population suddenly doubles, Oz helps out in unexpected ways. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Doug

An Air Traffic Controller, married to Bonnie, who tries to help his wife and the animals. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E4
Janice

An eager new local TV reporter, Janice is thrown into the deep end on her first day. Initially naïve about the world, Janice must face the pain and confusion around her. 

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Annette

A local teacher at the Gander Academy and mother to a lot of children.

 

Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: D4
Garth

The head of the local union, representing the Bus Drivers. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Beverly

The first female captain for American Airlines Pilot, Beverly Bass has always loved flying, when her world suddenly changes. 

Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: C#5
Diane

A traditional divorcee from Texas, who is terrified that her son may have been flying at the time of the attacks. When she finds out that he's safe, she's given a new lease on life and discovers a wilder more carefree side of herself. 

Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range bottom: D5
Nick

An English oil engineer who is focused on his work, Nick's life is turned upside down when he falls for Diane. 

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Kevin T

The head of an environmental energy company in Los Angeles, Kevin was on vacation with his boyfriend (and secretary, also named Kevin), when they are stranded in Gander. Inspired by the town's generosity, Kevin creates the Pay It Forward Foundation. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Kevin J

Kevin's boyfriend and secretary. Sarcastic and unhappy, he wants to leave as soon as possible. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Bob

A hardened New Yorker, Bob is suspicious of where he's landed, fearing that it's World War 3, that someone is going to shoot him and steal his wallet - but instead, he ends up losing his New York jadedness. 

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Hannah

The mother of a firefighter in Manhattan, Hanna waits for news about her son and is comforted by Beulah. 

Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Full Song List
Come from Away: Welcome to the Rock
Come from Away: 38 Planes
Come from Away: Blankets and Bedding
Come from Away: 28 Hours Wherever We Are
Come from Away: Darkness and Trees
Come from Away: On The Bus
Come from Away: Darkness and Trees (Reprise)
Come from Away: Lead Us Out of the Night
Come from Away: Phoning Home
Come from Away: Costume Party
Come from Away: I Am Here
Come from Away: Prayer
Come from Away: On The Edge
Come from Away: In The BarHeave Away
Come from Away: Screech In
Come from Away: Me and the Sky
Come from Away: Stop the World
Come from Away: Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere
Come from Away: Something's Missing
Come from Away: Finale

Show History

Inspiration

Come From Away is the brainchild of Michael Rubinoff, a dean of visual and performing arts at Sheridan College near Toronto, Canada. He approached the composer/lyricist team of Irene Sankoff and David Hein to further develop the musical about a small Newfoundland town and the days immediately following the September 11 attacks. Real residents of Gander, Newfoundland inspire many of the characters in Come From Away.

Productions

The initial show was presented as a 45 minute workshop as part of the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College in 2012. In 2013, a full production at Sheridan College was presented as part of the regular season. The show was included in the 2013 National Alliance for Musical Theatre in New York and presented in a full production where it attracted the attention of Junkyard Dog Productions.

The musical debuted in 2015 as a collaboration between La Jolla Playhouse and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. It then had full productions in Washington, DC and Toronto, Ontario where it broke box-office records.

Come From Away officially opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 12, 2017 starring many original cast members from the La Jolla Playhouse/Seattle Repertory co-production, including Chad Kimball and Jenn Colella. 

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