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  Dear Evan Hansen at Ahmanson Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen

Ahmanson Theatre
135 North Grand Ave Los Angeles

Following its hugely successful run at Broadway's Music Box Theater, this darkly comic musical is set to tour across the country from Fall 2018, kicking off in Denver. The six-time Tony winning, poignant and thought-provoking production has received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, with a score from the composing team behind 2017's Academy Award-winning La-La Land, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Thru - Nov 25, 2018

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm & 6:30pm


Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 213-628-2772

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  Dear Evan Hansen Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"...But this beautifully acted touring production of ďDear Evan Hansen,Ē under the aerodynamic direction of Michael Greif, revealed to me, in my third encounter with the musical, another explanation for why everyone right now in Los Angeles is clamoring for tickets: Itís one of the most evocative portraits of the inner turmoil of adolescence ever put on stage."
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Charles McNulty


LA Weekly - Highly Recommended

"...Those tuned into the world of Broadway or musicals might think Dear Evan Hansen over-hyped. But it's earned the buzz. It resonates and connects as it entertains. As the production itself references, today's world is oversaturated with content, which has led to fleeting attention spans. When something new comes along, it's easiest to just digest it quickly and move onto the next new thing."
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Michael Cooper


Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...While the 150-minute two-act flies by, thanks to Michael Greifís patient but compelling direction, itís possible the show could have more impact in houses smaller than the vast spaces booked for national tours; for those seated farther back, the only time you can truly see Evanís face is when itís rarely projected on one of the many rolling screens (simple sets by David Korins; complex projections by Peter Migrini; and sensitive lighting by Japhy Weideman)."
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Tony Frqnkel


Grigware Blogspot - Highly Recommended

"...Have you ever told a lie or fabricated a story that made you feel important and needed in the lives of others? And one that brought happiness to those other people creating a better sense of community? Such is the premise for Dear Evan Hansen, the winner of six 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Currently at the Ahmanson through November 25, Dear Evan Hansen is a big box office hit. Splendidly directed by Michael Greif, the cast of eight turn in indelibly gripping performances."
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Don Grigware


Cultural Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...This does not mean that the long first act is not redundant or that the insistent repetition of the songs and sheer amount of technical wizardry that overwhelms it (making a comment of its own) could not do with Less instead of all that More. But Evan Hansen has come to Los Angeles as a fully formed Huge Hit, so arguing with its success is arguing to change our orbit around the sun."
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Sylvie Drake


Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...Still, Dear Evan Hansen is the kind of show thatís worth seeing once. Itís got a catchy score, examines the family dynamic between teens and parents, and talks about mental illness frankly. But unlike Next to Normal, which tackles similar themes and opened nearly a decade ago, Dear Evan Hansen doesnít hold up to repeated viewings."
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Katie Buenneke


Haines His Way - Recommended

"...If you have seen the musical Dear Evan Hansen and are a fan, you might not want to read any further because I will be challenging most things that you hold dear about the show. I am sure to be one of the very few dissenting voices in my appraisal of this behemoth star-making musical."
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Rob Stevens


On Stage and Screen - Recommended

"...Dear Evan Hansen is a very high quality show all-around, from the performances to the music to the very modern set and projection design (David Korins and Peter Nigrini), which shows a never-ending stream of tweets and texts and Facebook statuses, creating an ironic backdrop of constant connection for a show that is all about the anguish of feeling terribly alone. And regardless of where you decide Evan's moral compass falls, the message of the show is an important, hopeful one. "You are not alone," the cast sings in "You Will Be Found," the heart-wrenching act one closer. Sure, not all of the messaging is perfect-who Connor actually was as a person is largely lost in the shuffle as his death is appropriated for an internet movement, although that is quite possibly the point. But in each audience there is surely at least one person who desperately needs to hear that they are not alone, and for that reason, it is important that a show like Dear Evan Hansen exists."
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Erin Conley


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