Dear Evan Hansen is a sensational new Broadway Musical that tells the story of just how terrifying social media can be for a teenager with severe social anxiety. I don’t think other folks would quite describe the musical that way, but that’s exactly how it resonated with me.
I personally believe that social media has done way more good, than harm, in our society. It has given every American a chance to be heard on every possible issue, and it has opened a line of communications between many people who have never spoken before.
However, no one could have ever predicted the dilemma Evan Hansen got himself into when he told a little fib that got exploded on social media. It makes us all aware that we have to be accountable for what we post and, unfortunately, for what gets posted about us.
I may have just done Dear Even Hansen a major injustice by describing the show this way, because it is one of the best I have ever seen on Broadway. Theatergoers must feel the same way because every seat is sold out for months, and people are paying big bucks to stand in the back of the theatre for both acts.
From the minute Dear Evan Hansen starts, to the last bow the cast takes, the audience is applauding non-stop. The topic may be a little unsettling, but the show will still captivate you in ways that you have never explored before.