Some Things About Dear Evan Hansen
So I just saw the show (10/19/17) and like… oh my GOD
Ben as Evan was,,,, so good?? But like we all already know that he’s amazing so I’m just gonna hit the best parts
First of all, the riffs.
Benjamin Schiff Platt? More like Benjamin Riff Platt my dudes.
And he does this little thing where he beats his fist against his chest whenever he talk and the way he touches things and the way he just like moves and talks and like oh my god… autistic Evan Hansen confirmed guys.
Sometimes he would just like get in Jared (or whoever else’s) face and like he would push people back and like the way that he moved his face was like he was forcing himself to make expressions but in a good way it was just all really good.
Like I love Colton and MLB but I am so glad I saw Ben as Evan because… he deserves every bit of praise that he gets. His performance was transcendent.
Colton as Connor tho…
He was a lot more stoic than how I’ve seen Mike play the role in like bootlegs and stuff. The whole time he was very angry and his voice was just so low. It was really good but I wish he’d been a little more dynamic. His Connor is sort of unsympathetic, but not in a bad way.
He did this thing with his bag where he would shuffle it and he never really looked anyone in the eye and he always seemed like uncomfortable,,, good shit my dudes. Also there’s this point where Evan is wearing Fake Connor’s hoodie and…. ahhhhhh.
Colton was the only understudy that went on.
Laura mother fucking Dreyfuss
I just want to say that she started crying at the end of requiem and I died right there y’all. She’s brilliant. Marry me Laura.
Also like the way that Zoe sits… she’s so still. Like so fucking still. And she sits at the edge of her seat like she’s just ready to bolt at any moment. She’s always sitting on the edges of things and getting up and going to a different spot but she isn’t at all fidgety and it’s just so good.
Kristolyn was beautiful and amazing and she’s just so pretty and her voice… good shit.
Will was AMAZING
Even though all of his lines were sort of shitty you could really see that he actually wanted to be friends with Evan and like from Sincerely Me on he seemed to be getting jealous of Fake Connor and it was just so good so good so good ahhhh.
Every single time that RBJ went on as Heidi was amazing. Her dynamic with Evan is wonderful and those are truly some of the best scenes in the show. She’s so good y’all. So. Good.
Michael Park. This man is so kind and so wonderful and so talented and I actually sort of liked Larry so like. Good job.
Jennifer!!!!!! She is honestly so underrated. Her portrayal of Cynthia is absolutely brilliant. She’s just,,,, trying so hard. Like anyone that acts like Cynthia is some evil bitch can actually fight me.
All of the characters were so nuanced and three dimensional. And they’re all so brilliant at singing like they legit sound just like the cast recording. The movement of the show adds a whole nother level to the performance and the impact and everyone says this but like the lighting and set design is so wonderful.
In conclusion, I would die for Dear Evan Hansen.