Gorgeous voice tonight at “Dear Evan Hansen”
With the band positioned above the stage and a cast of fantastic singers, the show felt more like a rock concert. We were treated to a night full of wonderful music. Ben Platt’s voice was stunning, but every member of the cast delivered a strong performance as well.
As someone who is often too sentimental and cries at waaaaaay too many musicals/plays/dances, however, I felt disconnected from the story.
I appreciate the show bringing attention to important issues such as suicide and income inequality, but the plot felt superficial and not realistic. I could not relate to the characters. In fact, the stubbornness of the characters felt frustrating, despite the great singing and occasional humors.