Today is going to be an amazing day, and here’s why: we’re getting ready for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN movie! Whether you’ve seen the Broadway show, read the book, done both (or neither!) we have a few suggestions to best prepare yourself for the sure-to-be-emotional experience that will be watching this film.
Just trust me on this one. You’re going to need tissues. I mean, can you even get through trailer without shedding a few tears? You would think you could make it through a 3-minute video but I was woefully unprepared.
WATCH THE TRAILER
Speaking of, have you seen the trailer? It gives you goosebumps!
LISTEN TO THE SOUNDTRACK
If you’ve seen the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, you’re already familiar with the powerful playlist of songs from the show. Even if you haven’t, you’ve probably already heard the songs and know just how moving the music can be. Get ready for the movie by singing along and learning the lyrics early. You know that once you see the movie, you’re going to be singing for days and days afterwards.
GET MORE TISSUES
Have you run out? How could you not? If you wear mascara, I highly recommend investing in waterproof before watching the movie.
Read DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL
Inspired by the Broadway show, the New York Times bestseller is an inspiring reminder that none of us are as alone as we might feel. The novel digs deep into the story, with stunning detail, multiple points-of-view, and nods to song lyrics throughout.
by Val Emmich
by Benj Pasek
by Justin Paul
Dear Evan Hansen,
Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why...
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's griefover the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend.As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
I know there are fans out there who already have DEH swag and what better place to show it off than the movie? Whether it’s a phone case, tote bag, or maybe an iconic blue polo, make sure you don’t leave home without your Dear Evan Hansen fandom on full-display.
What’s watching a movie without the snacks? Popcorn is my all-time favorite snack no matter where I am, but I could also be convinced to buy some Snowcaps for way too much money at the concessions counter.
RESTOCK YOUR TISSUES
I can’t possibly imagine you have any tissues left and you haven’t even seen the movie yet. Always a good idea to have extra and you’re definitely going to need them while watching the film. Might as well just bring an entire box.