Sioux Falls, SD — Blockbuster Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN is coming to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion for eight performances April 18–23, 2023.
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. This deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical confirms that there is a place for everyone to feel loved and accepted. The whole family will enjoy this entertaining, heartwarming and redemptive show about life and the way we live it.
“We are THRILLED to share this beautiful piece of contemporary musical theatre with our audiences. Gorgeous music and inspirational storytelling collide in this award-winning and critically acclaimed musical about the human experience,” says Regina Ruhberg, Director of Performances and Events for Washington Pavilion Management, Inc.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” The New York Times calls it “a breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”
Great seats are still available throughout the eight performances, including two matinees and six evening performances. To purchase tickets, go to WashingtonPavilion.org or visit the Box Office at 301 S. Main Ave.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.
In addition to winning six Tony awards, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has won numerous other awards, including the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show’s original cast won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Musical Performance on a Daytime Talk Show” for their performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s “Today Show,” only the second Broadway show in history to win that category.
The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200, entering the chart at #8—the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961—and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. A deluxe album of the Grammy-winning cast recording includes six bonus tracks such as “Waving Through a Window” performed by pop star Katy Perry.
A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, “DEAR EVAN HANSEN: through the window” (Grand Central Publishing/Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories and a fully annotated script by the authors.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. Ben Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer. U.S. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Lindsay Levine. Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Sash Bischoff and Adam Quinn are the Associate Directors. Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor.
The touring production of DEAR EVAN HANSEN is produced by Stacey Mindich. The co-producers are Mickey Liddell, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions, Double Gemini Productions, Fakston Productions, Roy Furman, Harris Karma Productions, On Your Marks Group, Darren Bagert, Roger & William Berlind, Bob Boyett, Colin Callender, Caitlin Clements, Freddy DeMann, Dante Di Loreto, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, FickStern Productions, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Robert Greenblatt, Jere Harris and Darren DeVerna, The John Gore Organization, Mike Kriak, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Presenters Network and the Shubert Organization, in association with Arena Stage, Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie, Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman and Casey Reitz. Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson are Executive Producers.
About Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. (WPMI)
Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest arts organization in the state. The management company oversees and programs two historic City of Sioux Falls facilities: the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and the Orpheum Theater Center. The company also provides professional management services, including administration; arts, science and educational programming; ticketing; event management; marketing; and more to other arts and nonprofit organizations. For information, please visit WashingtonPavilion.org.
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