In Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson’s narrative strikes an empathetic chord in depicting the all too relatable pain of being an alienated youth with chronic anxiety and debilitating depression. Such is the daily existence documented by 17-year-old Evan Hansen in a letter written to himself as part of his therapy. When the revealing letter gets out, it is mistakenly attributed to a suicidal classmate who supposedly confided in Evan. The previously ostracized teen runs with the fiction, finding his popularity skyrocket as the result of his deceit. As Evan’s social stature grows, however, his conscience becomes harder to ignore, forcing a fateful decision. Dear Evan Hansen has been a sensation with audiences and critics alike, enjoying sold-out runs, widespread accolades, and an impressive array of honors, including Best Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards. The production also features standout compositions from Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, a tuneful team whose partnership has already yielded a Grammy, a Tony, and an Academy Award.