Keller Auditorium Southwest
Jan 28–Feb 8, Tuesdays–Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Feb 1–8, Saturdays, 2 pm & Sun Feb 2, 1 pm, 6:30 pm
Recommended by Robert Ham
Musicals like Dear Evan Hansen are becoming sadly rare on Broadway, where the Great White Way is often filled with adaptations of films or revivals of previous successes. Steven Levenson’s creation is entirely original, telling the story of a desperate young man who injects himself into a tragedy he played no part in, and followed the ideal through line from regional theater to multiple Tony wins to a national tour that arrives in Portland for a quick week of performances.