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Dear Evan Hansen

I have always categorized myself as “sensitive” and “emotional,” and for whatever reason, I am currently even more so this past week. During these phases, I am prone to feeling like an outsider… overlooked, unseen, and forgotten. At times, I have let those irrational feelings get me down. So yes, I am trying to look at the silver linings, and realize what is important (or not important), and to feel grateful for what I have and who I am. So it is no surprise that when I saw the Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen [1]” this week, it struck a chord… a number of them.

 

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The show is absolutely incredible — a must see. It is uncomfortable, stressful, emotional, heart wrenching and powerful. It is extremely difficult to watch at times, but grabs your attention and makes you feel the feelings of the characters. My jaw dropped several times, stomach knotted, concerned for the characters and what was going on. And although I could not relate to the lies or deception that took place, I felt the feelings of being an outsider looking in — Waving Through a Window (listen to this song here [2])

 

The music is fabulous, too.

The music is fabulous, too.

 

To read a review, go here [3]. To see a more detailed article on Ben Platt (my boyfriend), go here [4]. To buy tickets, go here [1]. Caution: The Tonys are on June 11th, so I suggest buying tickets beforehand as this show will most likely sweep the Tonys . Ben Platt is in contract to stay until November 2017, so go see the show before his departure — he is remarkable.

 

Move over, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt is my new boyfriend!

Move over, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt is my new boyfriend!

 

To be short and sweet, (and not overly emotional), you must go see this. It is the new Hamilton. So worth every cent, every tear, and every feeling of discomfort.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl
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