An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2018
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Dear Evan Hansen – the smash hit, Broadway Musical sensation is coming to Los Angeles. Dear Evan Hansen is a winner of multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical and a 2017 Grammy Award. Tickets are available for all performances.
Dear Evan Hansen is an enthralling and captivating musical that revolves around a high school senior with severe social anxiety. The multi-award winning stage musical has achieved massive critical acclaim with some critics describing it as “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” Accompanied by contemporary music, the musical offers a personal experience that defines life as it is for several teenagers and young adults.
It has now been a few years since Dear Evan Hansen exploded onto the scene at Broadway filling up the Music Box theatre every single night with ease. As the show moves forward and the cast evolves in a way thigs are just getting started. The musical and story is so impactful and so important, yet there are still millions of people who have not seen it yet likely want to.
The National Tour begins in earnest in the fall of 2018. Dear Evan Hansen will begin hitting cities across the United States. A tour requires more talent and more casting to spread the message, and the production has been hard at work maintaining a superb cast on Broadway and creating a cast for the touring production.
Will Dear Evan Hansen spread its wings across the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean? Who knows but anything is possible.
The Cast for the Touring Performances
The success of cast is majorly attributed to the exceptional performance of the Dear Evan Hansen cast. Since the musical’s world premiere in Washington D.C. at the Arena Stage (July 2015), it has received largely positive reviews from audiences. The following are the members of cast and the roles they play on the musical.
Ben Levi Ross: Ben Levi Ross depicts the role of the titular character. His character is a high school senior who suffers from a severe form of social anxiety. When Connor, a high school senior who is a social outcast dies, he starts telling lies to the Connor family about being friends with Connor. He tricks Connor’s family into believing that a letter found in Connor’s pocket was Connor’s letter to him while in truth, Evan write the letter to himself.
Jessica Philips: Jessica plays the role of Heidi Hansen, Evan’s mother. She is a nurse’s aide but at night, attends paralegal school. This makes it hard for her to connect with her son despite her efforts since she often leaves him alone and has no clue of what goes on when she is away. She has raised Evan on her own since she was left by her ex-husband, a fact that contributes to her possessive and jealous behavior over Evan.
Maggie McKenna: Maggie’s character, Zoe Murphy is a long time crush of Evan and Connor’s younger sister. Zoe disliked her brother and were never close, however, after his death; she wishes she had made the effort to know him better. Since Hansen lies about being friends with her late brother, she turns to him for some sort of comfort. When Evan finally comes clean about his lie, she is mad at him at first but later forgives him.
Christiane Noll: Noll is cast as Cynthia Murphy, Zoe and Connor’s mother. Her family is fragile and she is committed to keeping it intact despite failing each time. Although she was never close to her son, she clings on to his memory. Her relationship with her daughter is not good either.
Aaron Lazar: Aaron depicts Larry Murphy, Zoe and Connor’s father. Although he tirelessly works to ensure the financial security of his family, he is emotionally distant, something that his wife hates. Following the death of his son, he becomes close with Evan who enjoys the relationship since he lacked a father figure in his life.
Marrick Smith: Smith plays Connor Murphy, a high school senior with no friends just like Evan. He uses drugs a lot and turns violent when under the influence. Although not close, he is protective of Zoe, her sister. The character commits suicide early in the show and is only brought back in Evan’s imagination.