Come From Away at the Royal Alex. Toronto, ON. March 11, 2020.
To be honest, I don’t like the box seats here at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The view is quite partial. Getting seats in the mezzanine would have been better. I much prefer the box seats at the Four Seasons because there you could pick the more central, albeit pricier, seats that have a better field of view. Even our clients noticed how poor our view was.
Anyway, Come From Away is such a moving and inspiring musical that showcases the kindness and humanity of Newfoundlanders, and Canadians as a whole. This is the 4th time that I’ve seen this play, but I still laugh at the jokes and get emotional at certain moments. This is one of the shows that I would recommend everyone to see. Prior to the global pandemic, it was running on Broadway in New York (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre), on the Entertainment District in Toronto (Royal Alexandra Theatre), on West End in London (Phoenix Theatre), and on East End in Melbourne (Comedy Theatre).
I’m looking forward to the day when we can go back to theatres and other performance spaces. Until then, I’ll be thinking of my fond memories of these places.