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Be Mindful: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ musical stops in El Paso; touching on suicide, loneliness, and hope

UPDATE - Anthony Norman and Alaina Anderson play two of 'Dear Evan Hansen's' lead characters and they spoke about the serious subject matter included in the show's story.

"It's a huge responsibility and it's a huge a honor to be able to have an opportunity to tell this story. To be a part of this company with such amazing artists and to like be a part of the conversations and to be included with the vast companies that have existed with Dear Evan Hansen," said Norman, who plays the titular role of Evan Hansen.

And they discussed the show's hopeful message.

"You are not alone is such a big, stated theme in this story, you know it's a lyric, it's a line, it's repeated so many times. And I really think that is the important thing in life, there are people that want to see you, that want to resonate with it, you just got to hold out until you find it," said Anderson who plays Zoe Murphy.  

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) - Critically acclaimed Broadway musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' will be playing from March 28th - April 2nd at the Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso.

The story tackles topics on human connection, mental health, and handling loneliness.

The titular character, Evan Hansen, finds himself struggling to fit in as a high school student, and eventually gets wrapped up in a lie after a classmate takes his own life.

The musical won Best Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards, along with five more wins ands three other nominations. described 'Dear Evan Hansen' as "the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it."

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