The Broadway smasher heads to Toronto
Don't miss your chance to see Dear Evan Hansen in Toronto, now closing on July 21!
Broadway smasher, six-time Tony winner and Grammy winner Dear Evan Hansen has crossed the border into Toronto! The story that has clutched the hearts of thousands not just on Broadway but also across the globe with its beautiful soundtrack has become one of the most talked about shows since it debuted on Broadway in 2016.
Focussing on the disastrous effect of neglected mental health in our youth, Dear Evan Hansen brings a poignant and thought-provoking message to the stage. Laugh, cry and be moved with this tale, all wrapped up in a pop score that will stay in your head for weeks after.
What is Dear Evan Hansen about?
The Evan of the story is an anxiety-ridden high school misfit who is desperate for any form of recognition from his peers. So much so, that when his classmate commits suicide after suffering depression, a mysterious suicide note appears in the weeks after, seemingly addressed to Evan.
Now infamous by association with the dead teen, Evan finally gains the spotlight that he craves. However, with a traumatized local community, not to mention his family, starts begging Evan for more clues about Connor's state of mind, Evan's world starts to unravel with frightening speed. With Connor's parents and sister Zoe (who just happens to be Evan's crush) finding solace in the note, it isn't long before the powers of social media start to question its validity, and Evan's own motives.