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Dear Evan Hansen Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 19

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5.0 star rating Cameryn from Atlanta, Georgia

GO!!

Beautiful music, beautifully staged, great storytelling. Go see it!

5.0 star rating 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.

5.0 star rating GA from Greenville, South Carolina

WOW <3

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.

5.0 star rating N. Werner from St. Louis, Missouri

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Amazing!!!

5.0 star rating Rayshell Purifoy from Dallas, Texas

DID NOT DISAPPOINT

This show had the audience in the palm of their hands. A realistic look at what our high school kids can face and how easy it is to misunderstand. Excellent actors! Go see this!

3.0 star rating Alex from San Francisco, California

CURRAN SF

First half good. Second half lacking follow through. Poor audio at times...could not understand actors. Wish there wouldnt be so much comedy on such a serious issue as suicide. Music was good though.

3.0 star rating Stephanie from Los Angeles, California

GOOD MUSIC, MESSAGE, MAJOR TECH ISSUES!

Saw the 2:00pm matineee yesterday 10/18/18. Show was PLAGUED by tech issues. We the audience didn't know but for the fact they stopped the show 4 times. At the top after Evan Hansen did his first monologue, stopped show 3-4 minutes into it. People thought it was part of the show, until the asked the actor to leave the stage! Right before end of 1st Act, took a 25 minute break due to tech issues, combined with the show starting almost half hour late. I felt bad for actors who were wonderful as was the music. As an adult, I felt the target audience was jr & sr high schoolers and parents. Still a good meaningful show, but had I not one discount tix I would not have paid full price for the tickets.

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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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