Dear Evan Hansen in Boston Details
In the spirit of heart wrenching, raw emotional musicals featuring High School characters finding their way in the world, Dear Evan Hansen has taken the stage and won hearts everywhere. Dear Evan Hansen follows the story of Evan Hansen, a teen who feels completely invisible. Held back by social anxiety, Evan struggles to make friends, leaving him feeling like an outsider in his own life. When tragedy throws Evan into the spotlight, a misunderstanding gives him a chance to reinvent himself. But when the truth comes to light and everything starts to unravel, Evan is forced to deal with the fallout and find a way to accept himself for who he is and not the person he never was. Dear Evan Hansen beautifully captures the highs and lows of human relationships, taking audiences on an emotional journey with more than a few surprises.
Dear Evan Hansen is directed by three-time Tony Award nominated Michael Greif, who directed the groundbreaking musicals Next to Normal and Rent to the stage. With music and lyrics by award-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Smash and La La Land), it’s no wonder that Dear Evan Hansen has been so well received by audiences and critics alike.
Originally called the Boston Opera House, Citizens Bank Opera House opened in 1928 and seats up to 2,600. Like many of the theatres built during the 1920, the Citizens Bank Opera house was a movie palace that hosted films and live vaudeville acts. The gorgeous creation of architect Thomas W. Lamb was the leading Boston movie venue through the 1950s. In 1999, the theatre received landmark status with the help of Senator Edward Kennedy and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Closed down from 1990 to 2004, the theatre was carefully restored to its original splendor with $38 million of renovations. The Citizens Bank Opera House celebrated its triumphant return as a premier venue by opening with The Lion King in July of 2004. Since then, the theatre has played host to countless stage shows, ballets, concerts and operas.
Dear Evan Hansen has been nominated for dozens of awards since its inception, winning more than twenty. Among the most notable awards are the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program (2018 Today Show Performance), the Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album (2018), and the Tony Award for Best Musical (2017).
How much does it cost to see Dear Evan Hansen in Boston?
Tickets to see Dear Evan Hansen in Boston are just over $200 per person, on average.
Dear Evan Hansen in Boston dates
Dear Evan Hansen runs from July 10 to August 4, 2019. With a few exceptions, shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. As with any live show, times and days are subject to change so be sure to check the schedule when booking your tickets.