The Tony Award, Grammy Award and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen goes on tour to the Paramount Theatre in Seattle! This is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it, Evan Hansen battles high school life filled with social anxiety and isolation, and his actions to ease his loneliness end in some sad and hilarious results. Featuring a Grammy, Tony, Olivier, and Academy Award winning score from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen has struck a chord with audiences and critics everywhere. Don’t miss out on this limited showing at the Paramount Theatre and book your tickets now.
“A breathtaking knockout of a musical.” — The New York Times
“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” — The Washington Post
“An anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” — NBC Nightly News
“The most vital and important musical of a generation” — Daily Mail
“A raw, relevant and exhilarating score” – BBC Radio London
“A gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” – New York Times
The musical’s plot centers around the titular character Evan Hansen, a high school student who suffers from extreme social anxiety that results in loneliness and isolation. When fellow student Connor disappears, Evan fabricates a lie that unexpectedly brings him closer to Connor’s family and sends him on a journey of self discovery and ultimately purpose.
“Across the board, the ensemble is superb, each of them registering rich moments of emotional complexity” – Hollywood Reporter
The musical was nominated for a staggering nine Tony awards, which it won 6, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Dear Evan Hansen has been highly praised by critics across the board since it first opened at the Music Box Theatre in 2016, and immensely popular with audiences of all ages.
“Not since “Next to Normal” has a score tapped so deeply into the troubled psyche of its needy protagonist” – Variety
One of the first major musicals to seriously tackle the theme of mental illness in a high school setting, against the backdrop of the overwhelming prevalence and power of social media, Dear Evan Hansen brings to life a world that perfectly echoes the modern—day experiences of many teenagers, and has served us a major cultural influence for those suffering with mental illnesses, and it does so through superlative acting from the cast and incredible songs and lyrics by the brilliant Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see this emotionally poignant and fantastically well-told story live in theatre – book your tickets to see Dear Evan Hansen today!