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I saw this on Broadway and it blew my mind- it was so incredibly beautiful and touching. Just took my parents to see the Chicago production and I give it a big meh. Voices don’t even begin to match up, performers are “playing” actors who created the original roles, staging has changed some- but is not impactful. Sobbed through every moment on Broadway, didn’t shed a single tear tonight.
Krista from Chicago, Illinois
GOOD BUT NOT GREAT!
I had heard all the hype after hearing friends who saw the show on Broadway talking... But the Chicago performance is not up to Broadway level. While the show and message are good I kept thinking about the tech mis-haps and opportunities for improvement. Band drowned out some vocals, actors are very hard to hear during certain ranges (that they probably shouldn’t be singing), lighting in last scene hurt my eyes, some actors seemed to be over acting... Kind of takes away from the emotional impact the show could have delivered.
Rex M Best, III from Greensboro, North Carolina
POIGNANT, TOPICAL, SUPERB!
DEH is quite simply the best original musical around. Its well deserved Tonys (6 total, 2017) speak for themselves, but there is something truly magical about this show that sets it apart. The touring company is excellent. Ben Platt made a splash as the original Evan Hansen on Broadway, but Ben Levi Ross who plays Evan in the touring company is just as outstanding. His Evan is different than Platt's, but equally as moving and riveting. I saw the performance on opening night at DPAC. It was flawless. The score by Pasek and Paul is gorgeous/lyrical; the book by Steven Levinson is powerful. Bring tissues! There are lots of tears, but lots of laughter, too. It's a musical that tackles very difficult topics with sensitivity and intelligence. There's much to absorb for teens and adults who see the show, and invariably connect with the characters and situations. If you can still get a ticket: do! It's so worth it!
Tom dillis from Charlotte, North Carolina
ACTORS WHE REALLY BECAME WHO THEY CASTED FOR
Holy moly, these three characters could have been played more perfec, Evan, Evans mom, conners mom! You have really brought my interest back to come see another broadway show and will! Thank you for your efforts!
Cameryn from Atlanta, Georgia
Beautiful music, beautifully staged, great storytelling. Go see it!
Chi from Boston, Massachusetts
WELL WORTH IT
An excellent production of the award winning musical. Starting with the set design, it was a creative use of panel to showcase the modern virtual world that we live in. The lighting design was great in accentuating the moods of the songs and the characters. The color combination (blue and blue) was showcased throughout the set as could be expected.
Moving onto the sound, I found the title character Evan Hansen played by Ben Levi Ross a bit low/muffled in the beginning. This became apparent in the duet, "Only Us" with Zoe played by Maggie McKenna where it was hard to hear Evan’s parts.
The choreography was good. Not a lot of dancing in this musical, for the few pieces like “Sincerely Me” the movements were comical intentionally so.
Lastly, the singing and music. The music and lyrics by Pasek And Paul is just great. My seatmates were fortunate that I didn’t sing along. And regarding the actual singing, it was enough to bring tears to my neighbor and definitely a few sobs from the rest of the audience during the numbers “You will be found” and “So Big/So Small” if not others.
Having heard Ben Platts (Evan Hansen -original cast) I was pleasantly surprised by Ben Levi Ross and his renditions.
Definitely worth one showing if not two.
GA from Greenville, South Carolina
Wow. What a powerful story. All I can say is there was not a dry eye anywhere near where us and not a funny missed either lol. Beautiful on so many levels. Thank you. SO MUCH.
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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