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Dear Evan Hansen Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 27



5.0 star rating Joe from Providence, Rhode Island


Have to start off by saying this production is a terrific version of this show. The only problem is the sound which has been an issue all season at PPAC. We’ve been subscribers for years but this year something has changed. Not sure if there is an in house sound engineer (which seems to be as it’s been an issue with every production this year) or if it’s the system that’s built in and all production companies have to use it. Whatever the reason, the sound has been so inconsistent for every show. Our seats are in the first half dozen rows on the aisle, so there should be no reason that we can’t hear the dialogue but it’s been terrible. Hopefully they can get it together or we probably won’t renew.

5.0 star rating Marjorie from Providence RI


I was hooked when Ben opened his mouth I fell in love with him. I believed him I cried they must of this. During intermission people were crying all around me people were passing tissue around For real!! It was emotional and gut wrenching. I loved it The whole cast wax excellent and I liked the music It is worth seeing

5.0 star rating Carolyn Hunt from Rochester, New York


Matt Kemp, Fairport native, delivered a powerful, authentic, heart felt performance as Evan. We laughed, we cried and we held our breath. It is a comedy as much as a drama. Outstanding singers and songs. DEH is not a shallow musical.

3.0 star rating Alex from San Francisco, California


First half good. Second half lacking follow through. Poor audio at times...could not understand actors. Wish there wouldnt be so much comedy on such a serious issue as suicide. Music was good though.

3.0 star rating Stephanie from Los Angeles, California


Saw the 2:00pm matineee yesterday 10/18/18. Show was PLAGUED by tech issues. We the audience didn't know but for the fact they stopped the show 4 times. At the top after Evan Hansen did his first monologue, stopped show 3-4 minutes into it. People thought it was part of the show, until the asked the actor to leave the stage! Right before end of 1st Act, took a 25 minute break due to tech issues, combined with the show starting almost half hour late. I felt bad for actors who were wonderful as was the music. As an adult, I felt the target audience was jr & sr high schoolers and parents. Still a good meaningful show, but had I not one discount tix I would not have paid full price for the tickets.

3.0 star rating JJ from Chicago, Illinois


I saw this on Broadway and it blew my mind- it was so incredibly beautiful and touching. Just took my parents to see the Chicago production and I give it a big meh. Voices don’t even begin to match up, performers are “playing” actors who created the original roles, staging has changed some- but is not impactful. Sobbed through every moment on Broadway, didn’t shed a single tear tonight.

3.0 star rating Krista from Chicago, Illinois


I had heard all the hype after hearing friends who saw the show on Broadway talking... But the Chicago performance is not up to Broadway level. While the show and message are good I kept thinking about the tech mis-haps and opportunities for improvement. Band drowned out some vocals, actors are very hard to hear during certain ranges (that they probably shouldn’t be singing), lighting in last scene hurt my eyes, some actors seemed to be over acting... Kind of takes away from the emotional impact the show could have delivered.


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emotional Remarkable INSPIRING

Get dressed, pack your tissues, and go see this show!

Dear Evan Hansen beautifully explores the search for love, dealing with grief, loneliness, and self-exploration while being surrounded by digital noise. We may have mastered worldwide connectivity but have we begun to conquer the power of communication?

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