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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.0 Stars)

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5.0 star rating Jamie Richardson from Colbore, Ontario

DEEPLY MOVING AND HIGHLY ENTERTAINING

Wasn’t sure how a musical could possibly be made from this story and was honestly more than a little skeptical. Have never meant a standing ovation and applause more. All events are handled with just the right amount of humour and/or sorrow. The music and sound resonated well and we had no problem understanding any of the accents. The actors versatility was astounding and we have spent time just trying to remember who played who and it’s surprisingly difficult because they transformed themselves, and the settings, so well by incredibly simple means.

4.0 star rating Linda Goeldner from Des Moines, Iowa

MY SON EXPERIENCED THIS

We have just bought tickets to attend Opening Night. so have not seen it yet, but he experienced it and I remember the phone call from him and his experience as a then single guy and the hospitality he received. Looking forward to seeing the show. He has come to DM from Madison WI

3.0 star rating Sandra from Ottawa, Ontario

MUDDLED SOUND

Enjoyed the performance but found the acoustics sadly lacking. Many of the lines were hard to understand and some of the songs were smothered by the music.

3.0 star rating Chris Rowland from Oxford Station ON

POOR SOUND DESIGN

This was our first time visiting the NAC and so have no other performance to compare. Sound was very poor in the mezzanine. Could only make out about half of the spoken words and essentially none of the lyrics in choruses. I have to believe this is a sound design issue since I have not heard of acoustical issue in this venue. This irritant was offset by great performances.

3.0 star rating William Smith from Bristol, Quebec

ACOUSTICS A PROBLEM

We were prepared to watch this musical from 'Away' - namely the balcony at the NAC. Even those seats were $86. We didn't expect the quality of experience you get from a good orchestra seat. And it is indeed a good story, well-paced and well-acted. But hey, are we not to expect better sound quality than this? It's downright annoying to hear a few chuckles nearby after a clever punchline that you unfortunately haven't heard. Some of the actors came across fairly clearly but others sounded like a jumble of mumbles. I have very good hearing, incidentally. All in all, I wouldn't say it's a great show. But it's a very good one - if you get to hear all of it.

3.0 star rating Catherine Reilly from Guelph, Ontario

SURPRISE SUCCESS

Here are my thoughts; The band was rockin'.....amazing The story ...known.... minimialist staging...boring... accents and hat changes...amazing Only one solo...sad...she was amazing...choral singing...limited This endeavour was a lucky break for the writers in this current political climate. Linden McIntyre's current novel "The Wake" tells a more heart wrenching story of Newfoundland, the resilience and suffering of its people and its helping hand rescuing Americans

2.0 star rating Ian from Ottawa, Ontario

GREAT CAST, COULD NOT HEAR IT IN AMPHITHEATRE LEVEL

Loved it, but the sound was seriously lacking at the amphitheatre level - could not clearly hear ANY of the actors when they spoke individually - really detracted from the show. My wife saw it in NYC originally and said the overall impact was much great. Hopefully they can fix this for future shows.

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Everything about this show is accessible, nothing feels forced or contrived, it is simply honest and real, and truly beautiful!

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