Paid a bunch and couldn’t hear a thing! from Ottawa, Ontario
THE ACOUSTICS WERE TERRIBLE
Firstly, I don’t want to shed a negative light on the NAC and such a popular play, but I have to say something here. Our party of four could not hear most of the play. I would give it one star but everyone else is giving it five. We were there Aug 24 at NAC, box on the balcony level. Total waste of time if this is typical of the performances and not a technical anomaly?
Mary from Ottawa, Ontario
COME FROM AWAY
Was so looking forward to the play and then sooo disappointed with the sound - could not hear or understand what the actors were saying . I have excellent hearing. I have friends that sat in a different location and they had the same complaint - I have been to the NAC many times before and haven’t encountered this problem - it sounded like there was an echo with the voices.
Colleen from Deep River, Ontario
ACOUSTICS SPOILED THE PERFORMANCE
For years I have had the subscription to Broadway Across Canada. The hype about “Come from Away” had me excited to see this show. We were in the Orchestra section with excellent seats. We do not have any hearing problems. We could not hear any of the actors lines whether they were speaking or singing. How frustrating. I am not sure if this was the cast or the acoustics of the NAC. I would not recommend this play in this venue, sadly.
A. M. from Boston, Massachusetts
NOT WORTHY OF THE ACCLAIM
I can’t help but think that many of the glowing reviews are based more on the idea of 9/11 good will than on the show itself. The actors were constantly swapping the most basic of costumes to switch into their alternate characters, creating unnecessary confusion and distraction. The main set with the woods was beautiful, but besides that the production value was so poor that it felt like a high-school-level show as opposed to a genuine Broadway-worthy one. There was little character development, if any, and so much more could’ve been made of the varying emotions that I can imagine originated from that time. It was truly disappointing and nowhere near the quality of the usual performances at the BOH.
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