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COME FROM AWAY Parents Guide Musical Review

Come from Away is a must-see musical for anyone who loves stories about community, kindness, and hope. Check out the details in my parents guide musical review.

Come From Away Parents Guide

Come From Away has come to St. Louis, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from November 3 through November 6. The musical Come from Away is a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is based on the true story of how the town of Gander, Newfoundland, welcomed nearly 7,000 stranded passengers after the 9/11 attacks. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

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Come From Away Parents Guide

In Come From Away: This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Come From Away Parents Guide

Come From Away Age Rating Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what parents need to know in this parent’s guide and the age rating of the musical before letting their younger children watch Come From Away.

LanguageBeetlejuice The Musical parents guide contains some strong language, with profanity used briefly. Lookout words include two uses of the word f*ck, and a few uses of the word sh*t.

Mature Content: The musical contains many adult themes that center around the great tragedy of September 11th, when a terrorist attack hit the United States, flying commercial airline jets into the World Trade Center twin towers. So discussions surrounding that could be triggering for some viewers. Characters are also shown consuming alcohol and becoming intoxicated by alcohol. There is one scene where two women flash their bras and another where a man describes a humiliating strip search. While no scenes depicting the tragedy are shown, there are implied deaths discussed in the musical.

Age Rating of Come From Away MusicalThe Fabulous Fox Theatre’s Come From Away is suggested to have anPG rating by MTI (Musical Theatre International) for brief language, some drinking, and two adultish moments. It is appropriate material for ages 10 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or an adult guardian is highly recommended for kids under 10 years old. This rating is based on the opinion of the author.

Overall Thoughts

Come from Away is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is based on the true story of how the town of Gander, Newfoundland, welcomed nearly 7,000 stranded passengers after the 9/11 attacks.

The musical has a heartwarming and uplifting story, a catchy score, and and talented cast. It has won numerous awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2017.

One of the things that makes Come from Away so special is its focus on the power of community. In the aftermath of a tragedy, the people of Gander came together to open their homes and hearts to strangers. They showed the world that kindness and compassion can overcome even the darkest of times.

The musical also features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique story to tell. From the mayor of Gander to the stranded passengers, we get to know each of them on a personal level. And we see how their lives are transformed by their experiences in Gander.

The music in Come from Away is a mix of traditional Newfoundland folk and contemporary pop. It is both catchy and moving, and it perfectly captures the spirit of the show.

Overall, Come from Away is a must-see musical for anyone who loves stories about community, kindness, and hope. It is a show that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.

Come From Away Parents Guide