Bringing a Touch of Broadway to Sheridan to Celebrate Come From Away
On March 7, Sheridan students and employees will get to experience a bit of Broadway as we celebrate the Broadway run of Come From Away, the Sheridan-incubated musical that recently played to sold-out crowds at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. The event will feature some of the sights, sounds and tastes of New York City, as well as video, music and photos from Come From Away during its development at Sheridan in 2012-13.
When: Tuesday, March 7, 11:30 – 1:30 pm
Where: B-wing Hallway, Trafalgar Road Campus
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
Opportunities: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Marc Richard, Coordinator, Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre
Students, Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre
About Come From Away:
This new Canadian musical, created by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, was originally developed at Sheridan through the Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP). Come From Away tells the story of how Gander, Newfoundland opened its doors and hearts to welcome thousands of stranded travelers after 9/11. The show has since enjoyed successful runs in San Diego, Seattle, Washington and Toronto, as well as two benefit performances in Gander, where it received a rapturous response. It officially opens on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 11. Sheridan Music Theatre Performance alumna Sue Dunstan is a member of the company and made her Broadway debut on February 28 during the show’s preview run.
The Canadian Music Theatre Project was launched at Sheridan College in 2011 and is Canada’s first incubator for the development of new musical theatre works by Canadian and international composers, lyricists and book-writers. Working with a cast of students, writers bring their new musical to life through workshops and staged readings. To date, 15 musicals have been workshopped by the CMTP including Brantwood, which won the 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Audience Choice Award, and Come From Away. Three other musicals have enjoyed professional premieres, including The Theory of Relativity, Marathon of Hope, and Prom Queen: The Musical. Visit cmtp.sheridancollege.ca for more information.