Come From Away (Sydney)

Come From Away follows the incredible real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy.

The small community that welcomed the ‘come from aways’ into their lives provided hope and compassion to those in need. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® and Grammy nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony® winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley with musical staging by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine.

Thanks to Newtheatricals, Australian Arts Review has one double-pass (2 tickets) to the performance of Come From Away at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on Thursday 3 June 2021 – 7.00pm. TO WIN: Email your name and mobile number with Come From Away in the Subject Line to: by 9.00am – Monday 26 April 2021 – only the winner will be contacted!

Currently playing at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre – QPAC until 9 May, Come From Away will then play Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from Thursday 3 June 2021. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Come From Away (Australian Company) – photo by Jeff Busby

Monique-diMattina-TIDESMonique diMattina: TIDES

Monique diMattina is an Australian pianist/composer and singer/songwriter working in many genres and formats. Monique’s most recent album, TIDES is her third solo piano release. She has also released three jazz/pop/roots albums as singer/songwriter.

Monique is known for writing bespoke songs on air to listener requests (ABC /TripleR) and for her compositions for film/stage. She has lived in NYC and Melbourne, and has been the recipient of many prizes including Fulbright, Queens Trust and Australia Council awards. Monique teaches at the VCA (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) and Monash University jazz departments and is a Yamaha artist.

Thanks to Monique, Australian Arts Review has two copies of TIDES to giveaway. TO WIN: Email your name and mobile number with TIDES in the Subject Line to: by 9.00am – Friday 30 April 2021 – only the winners will be contacted!

Monique regularly performs around Melbourne. For more information and performance schedule, visit: for details.

Image: TIDES – courtesy of Monique diMattina