Evan Hansen is coming to Southam Hall. Who’s that, you ask?

Dear Evan Hansen is an award winning Broadway musical now touring Canada. The show arrives in Ottawa Aug. 9 and runs to Aug. 14. 

Dear Evan Hansen is a “deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it,” according to the press release by Broadway Across Canada. 

Some themes touched upon on the show include, mental health, isolation, hope and connection. “[The themes] are so timely as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Jenna Fyfe, the BAC Ottawa publicist, in an email to Capital Current.

The show is directed by Michael Greif, featuring a book by Steen Levenson, and a score by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul. 

The cast includes Anthony Norman as Evan Hansen, Coleen Sexton as Heidi Hansen, and Lili Thomas as Cynthia Murphy. 

When first performed, the musical won six Tony Awards, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, two Outer Cristics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards.