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Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Dear Evan Hansen

I attended Dear Evan Hansen as a guest of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Dear Evan Hansen in Orange County at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Recently I had the opportunity to go The Segerstrom Center for the Arts and watch the Tony Award Winning show. Dear Evan Hansen.

I have been wanting to see this show ever since my mom had seen in on Broadway in New York with Ben Platt. She told me all about how moving and beautiful it was, so I was counting down the days until I could see it.

Art at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

We drove the theatre at the start of the New Year and prepared ourselves to see the show. I had no idea what to expect, but I had listened to the soundtrack before, so I was excited to hear all the songs on stage.

Mother and Daughter seeing Dear Evan Hansen at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

We arrived and went upstairs to take our classic Segerstrom photo in front of the photo opportunity. On the photo opportunity was a bunch of peoples faces with the hashtag #youwillbefound. My mom and I went into the theater and sat down and began the wait for the show to start.

Ella Barone at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Right when the show began, we were greeted with the uniqueness of the character Evan Hansen. We watch as he furthermore struggled to find his way in a world conquered by social media. He resorts to lying and continually fighting the inner struggle within himself.

Throughout the entire show, I could understand certain aspects of the fictional world. Mainly because of social media and its real effects. The world today is pretty much its identical twin.

Scene from Dear Evan Hansen in Orange County

Most people don’t realize that when seeing the show. I could hear the sniffles of everyone around me as we all took in the hard truth of the show.

Being a teen I could relate to the show because of the truth of the loneliness that you can sometimes feel in high school. Dear Evan Hansen helped me see that there are so many kids out there in school who have a hard time either finding friends or with their friends and that no body is perfect.

One of the most amazing things about this show is the facts that it spreads awareness of the hardships of teens as well as parents in this world. How hard it is for some parents to connect with their teens. And how teens find it a struggle to communicate with their parents.

Dear Evan Hansen at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Dear Evan Hansen works with the non-profit organizations such as Child Mind Institute and Crisis Text Line. Working with these helps to show that there real people out there struggling with things like Evan in the show.

You can see Dear Evan Hansen until January 13, 2019. Go see the show that will change your perspective and open your eyes to so many things in today’s world. Tickets are currently available online.

Dates for Dear Evan Hansen

January 1 – 13, 2019 Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, January 12, 2019 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.

Ticket Information at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Tickets – Start at $35.75 In person – The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Online – Phone – (714) 556-2787 Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Ella is the OC Mom Blog teen blogger. She is an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people. Read her column here
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