Category: Musicals

Dear Evan Hansen 0

Discovering Dear Evan Hansen – Part 2

My journey with Dear Evan Hansen As I explained in Part 1 of this series, the first time I started listening to the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, I didn’t know much about the musical. I just happened to hear one of the musical’s songs on Youtube and that was the start of this journey… The music My first interaction with this musical was through an animatic on Youtube done by Linktoo based on the song; “If I could tell her”. I thought the song was sweet as it told a story of a girl’s dead brother and how he supposedly...

Benji Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson 0

Discovering Dear Evan Hansen – Part 1

Dear Evan Hansen is an original stage musical with music and lyrics by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, and screenplay by Steven Levenson. However, I didn’t know all of this the first time I heard one of the songs in the musical. My journey in discovering Dear Evan Hansen is a long and interesting one. A story I will elaborate on in Part 2 of the series: “Discovering Dear Evan Hansen“. In this article, I share what I’ve learned about the musical after listening to the musical’s soundtrack, countless interviews and after reading both the novel and screenplay. What is...