Opelika’s Addison Garner, coming off two years of starring in the national tour of “Hairspray,” is joining the national tour of “Come From Away.”
“Here’s to trading in batons for boot-cut jeans,” Garner said in a Facebook post. “I’m so looking forward to earning my wings.”
“Come From Away” tells the true story of travelers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland, in the wake of 9/11. The actors play a number of roles, and Garner will be portraying airplane Capt. Beverley Bass and other roles. (Though the cast is an ensemble cast, Jenn Colella was nominated for a Tony Award for portraying Beverley and others).
The “Come From Away” tour just came to Birmingham, and it will be in Huntsville Oct. 27-29. Other nearby dates include Columbus, Georgia, in February and in Auburn next June. Check out other tour dates here.