My love affair with musicals started when I took my first tap class in kindergarten. Even though I don’t perform anymore, I have become a huge advocate for the performing arts and arts education. I love seeing shows whenever I have the chance. I am that friend who has soundtracks on loop and won’t hesitate to blast them in the car with the windows down. In this series, I’m going to give you a soundtrack recommendation every month.
This month’s focus is going to be Dear Evan Hansen.
In addition to Best Musical, Hansen also brought home 5 more Tony’s for Best Leading Actor, Featured Actress, Book, Original Score, and Orchestration. It received a total of 9 nominations.
Whenever you have the chance, listen to the full soundtrack below:
If you can’t see a show live, you can learn a lot about it from its soundtrack. Hansen is an emotional roller coaster ride and tackles everything from high school drama, social anxiety, drugs, suicide, family, relationships, recovery, confessions, and the power of social media/online communities. The story itself revolves around the Hansen and Murphy families and how their lives are brought together by one of the letters Evan wrote.
I don’t want to spoil too much but give the soundtrack a go. I’ve provided it for you in the playlist above. You’re going to be thrust into a world that’s more relatable than you think. Get ready for a modern adventure with this one. As someone who went through hell and back in high school, this score hit home fast. Words can’t describe how much this show personally means to me. Remember that you are not alone.
Kathryn’s Top Four Favorite Songs:
- Waving Through a Window
- For Forever
- You Will Be Found
- So Big/So Mall
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Dear Evan Hansen is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway and is scheduled to start it’s two-year National Tour in Denver in October 2018.
Ben Platt’s (Evan) final bow is scheduled for November 19, 2017. The role will go to Noah Galvin from 11/2017 – 01/2018 and Taylor Trensch from 01/2018 onward.