Dear Evan Hansen the Tony Award Winning Best Musical
“Dear Evan Hansen” is the winner of 6 TONY Awards including Best Musical and has been critically acclaimed by the Washington Post as “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.”
The title character in “Dear Evan Hansen” is a lonely teenager with social anxiety. His therapist recommends that he write letters to himself detailing what will be good about each day. His mother, Heidi, suggests that he make new friends in senior year at high school by asking people to sign the cast on his arm.
“Dear Evan Hansen” musical addresses challenging facts of life. But from start to finish, when Evan leaves his room and finds an authentic life outside it.
Naturally, the story of a teenage suicide and a lonely young man caught up in a web of self-devised deception has its sad aspects. However “Dear Evan Hansen” is anything but a downer. As the feelings it stirs are cathartic expressions of a healthy compassion for Evan’s efforts to do good, as well as his anguish that he may be causing more trouble than he can fix.
Listing is for 4 tickets to Dear Evan Hansen at Orpheum Theatre – Memphis on 10/13/2019. Price listed is all-in for the group of tickets. Seats are in Section LGALC, Row C. Seats are guaranteed to be side-by-side. Seller notes: Tickets will be sent to the email address on file with your account upon successful […]
Listing is for 3 tickets to Dear Evan Hansen at Orpheum Theatre – Memphis on 10/11/2019. Price listed is all-in for the group of tickets. Seats are in Section LGALL, Row A. Seats are guaranteed to be side-by-side. Seller notes: Tickets will be sent to the email address on file with your account upon successful […]
The haunting score is done by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who wrote the lyrics to movie musical “La La Land.” Which perfectly matches the book’s storyline by Steven Levenson, while not sledgehammering home its affecting story.
The musical finds endless distinction in the relationships among its characters, and makes room for some leavening humor, too. It is also the rare Broadway musical not inspired by or derived from any other source. Which is refresh change.
The musical is ideal for everyone looking for something yeastier and more complex than the usual sugary diversions. But then it should also appeal to just about anyone who has ever felt, at some point in life, that they were trapped “on the outside looking in.”
Which is just about everybody with a beating heart.
This musical provides and encourages theatre goes to open dialogue about its themes of mental illness and youth suicide.