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Come From Away 

When: Tue., May 14, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through May 26 2019
Price: $35-$115
After the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, air traffic was shut down. The planes in the air needed some place out of harm's way to land. Newfoundland is an island off the east coast of Canada, and it is definitely out of the way. When more than a dozen planes were diverted there and 7,000 confused, weary passengers disembarked, the population of the town instantly doubled. The locals had no problem welcoming strangers into their homes, feeding them and offering them comfort and a shoulder to cry on as the travelers processed what had happened. Newfoundlanders don't need a reason to sing, and with so many guests in town, the instruments came out. As the songs started, friendships were forged in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. Irene Sankoff and David Hein's musical Come From Away is inspired by the true story of small-town kindness in the aftermath of fear and terror. The musical is performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (May 14 to 26) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). Tickets are $35 to $115.

— Paul Friswold
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