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Dear Evan Hansen

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Winner of 6 Tony Awards

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June 15 - 20, 2021

For anyone who ever sat alone at lunch, Dear Evan Hansen has an enduring message: You will be found.

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Why See Dear Evan Hansen?

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The newest superstar of Broadway

Following its hugely successful run at Broadway's Music Box Theater, this darkly comic musical is touring across the country. The six-time Tony-winning, poignant and thought-provoking production has received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, with a score from the composing team behind 2017's Academy Award-winning La-La Land, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.


Dear Evan Hansen is a cautionary tale about how a lie can spread across a community long before the truth even has a look in. The eponymous Evan of the story is an anxiety-ridden high school misfit who is desperate for any form of recognition from his peers. So much so, that when his classmate Connor commits suicide after suffering depression, a mysterious suicide note appears in the weeks after, seemingly addressed to Evan.

Now infamous by association with the dead teen, Evan finally gains the spotlight that he craves. However, when a traumatized local community, not to mention his family, starts begging Evan for more clues about Connor's state of mind, Evan's world starts to unravel with frightening speed. With Connor's parents and sister Zoe (who just happens to be Evan's crush) finding solace in the note, it isn't long before the powers of social media start to question its validity, and Evan's own motives.

Exploring the angst of modern youth

Teen angst and grief collide in this intelligent take on what it means to be young, in love, an outcast and lonely in modern life. With a book by the award-winning, up and coming young writer Steven Levenson (Masters Of Sex and Wayward Pines), and helmed by the three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (the man behind the 1996 smash hit Rent and most recently If/Then), Dear Evan Hansen is making its mark as one of the most socially relevant musicals in recent years.

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Opening night: 15 June 2021


Parental discretion is advised

Run time

Around two and a half hours with one intermission

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The images are taken from the Broadway production

Cast and Creative


Stephen Christopher Anthony as Evan Hansen
Stephanie La Rochelle as Zoe Murphy
Jessica E. Sherman as Heidi Hansen
Claire Rankin as Cynthia Murphy
Noah Kieserman as Connor Murphy
John Hemphill as Larry Murphy
Alessandro Costantini as Jared Kleinman
Ciara Alyse Harris as Alana Beck
Sam Primack as Evan Hansen Alternate
Alaina Nicole Anderson as u/s Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Matthew Edward Kemp as u/s Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Asher Muldoon as u/s Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Mark Quackenbush as u/s Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Coleen Sexton as u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Daniel Robert Sullivan as u/s Larry Murphy
Kelsey Venter as u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Maria Wirries as u/s Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy


Book by Steven Levenson
Lyrics by Benj Pasek
Music by Justin Paul
Directed by Michael Greif
Choreography by Danny Mefford
Set Design by David Korins
Costumes by Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design by Japhy Weideman
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini


2018 Grammy Award Wins

Best Musical Theater Album

2017 TONY AWARD Wins

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Ben Platt
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones
Best Book of a Musical - Steven Levenson
Best Original Score - Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire

2017 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Ben Platt
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Mike Faist
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones
Best Book of a Musical - Steven Levenson
Best Original Score - Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Japhy Weideman
Best Direction of a Musical - Michael Greif
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire

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What we thought

EMOTIONAL Remarkable inspiring

Get dressed, pack your tissues, and go see this show!

Dear Evan Hansen beautifully explores the search for love, dealing with grief, loneliness, and self-exploration while being surrounded by digital noise. We may have mastered worldwide connectivity but have we begun to conquer the power of communication?

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19 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)

4.0 star rating

Kelsey: “Amazing, absolutely beautiful ”

just go watch and see for yourself, and remember to bring tissues. My father... more

Frances: “Powerful!”

A thought-provoking storyline with catchy music that will stay with you... more

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