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TICKETS ON SALE SOON: JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR PRIORITY ACCESS. Sydney Theatre Company and Michael Cassel Group join forces for the Australian premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Called a “breathtaking knockout of a musical” by The New York Times and the winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Book by writer Steven Levenson, DEAR EVAN HANSEN features music from the Grammy and Academy Award-winning geniuses Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and a story that journeys to the heart of the contemporary teenage condition with a tenderness and wit that will set your heart alight. Socially anxious Evan Hansen is forced to make a decision. Play along with the charade, receiving the attention he’s always craved. Or speak out and risk losing it all. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the raw and exhilarating story of a boy who, through a brazen deception, weaves his way into the fabric of a grief-stricken family and invents an important role for himself in tragic circumstances. Intimate and deeply personal, this multi-award winning coming of age tale carries a reputation as one of the most profound stories in contemporary musical theatre, and brilliantly illustrates our desire for authentic human connection in a hyper-connected, digital world. Now making its Australian premiere with an all-new production design and direction, this radiant Broadway sensation will be delivered with revitalised energy by Sydney Theatre Company and Michael Cassel Group. An empowering and uplifting experience for anyone who’s ever considered themselves “on the outside, always looking in”.
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From February 2025

TICKETS ON SALE SOON: JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR PRIORITY ACCESS.

Sydney Theatre Company and Michael Cassel Group join forces for the Australian premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN.

Called a “breathtaking knockout of a musical” by The New York Times and the winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Book by writer Steven Levenson, DEAR EVAN HANSEN features music from the Grammy and Academy Award-winning geniuses Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and a story that journeys to the heart of the contemporary teenage condition with a tenderness and wit that will set your heart alight.

Socially anxious Evan Hansen is forced to make a decision. Play along with the charade, receiving the attention he’s always craved. Or speak out and risk losing it all.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the raw and exhilarating story of a boy who, through a brazen deception, weaves his way into the fabric of a grief-stricken family and invents an important role for himself in tragic circumstances.

Intimate and deeply personal, this multi-award winning coming of age tale carries a reputation as one of the most profound stories in contemporary musical theatre, and brilliantly illustrates our desire for authentic human connection in a hyper-connected, digital world.

Now making its Australian premiere with an all-new production design and direction, this radiant Broadway sensation will be delivered with revitalised energy by Sydney Theatre Company and Michael Cassel Group.

An empowering and uplifting experience for anyone who’s ever considered themselves “on the outside, always looking in”.


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Meet the Cast

Meet the Australian cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!

Star of the Australian stage, Verity Hunt-Ballard, takes on the role of Evan’s mother, Heidi Hansen. Joining her is Natalie O’Donnell as Cynthia Murphy, alongside Martin Crewes as her husband Larry Murphy.

We are delighted to introduce newcomer Georgia Laga’aia as Zoe Murphy, and rising star Harry Targett as Connor Murphy. With Carmel Rodrigues as Evan’s classmate Alana Beck and Jacob Rozario as family friend Jared Kleinman, this stellar cast will together bring to life a new version of the Tony Award-winning musical that has captivated audiences worldwide. Rounding out the cast are Lawrence Hawkins, Jessica Kok and Ariyan Sharma.

Evan has been found, keep an eye on our social channels to find out who has been cast as your Evan Hansen.

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PRESENTED BY:
Michael Cassel Group

DURATION:
Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including interval.
Please note duration is subject to change.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains suicide and strong language, and may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.
Please note performance warnings are subject to change.

AGE SUITABILITY:
TBC

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
SEATING PLAN
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