BOSTON (CBS) – An enormous blue mosaic made up of lots of of pictures is entrance and middle on the Citizen’s Financial institution Opera Home. The enormous poster is simply one of many methods the musical Expensive Evan Hansen is bringing followers in Boston nearer to the manufacturing.
Lead producer Stacey Mindich mentioned the thought to incorporate followers within the paintings got here out of one of many present’s primary themes: connection.
“Evan is in a sea of individuals, however he can’t join with them. So the thought was to encompass him within the present’s poster with folks, and it turned extremely clear to me that these folks must be actual folks,” she mentioned.
In Boston, a number of hundred folks despatched photographs. When these followers come to the present, they’re all the time excited to seek out themselves within the paintings.
Expensive Even Hansen offers with troublesome themes, like suicide, bullying, social media, and household relationships.
Jessica Phillips, the actress who performs Evan’s mother, grew up in central Massachusetts. She advised us these themes are exactly why the present has resonated with so many individuals.
“At one time or one other now we have felt alone, and that what we search is to be seen and heard, and acknowledged by different folks to be discovered.”
Expensive Evan Hansen will likely be on the Citizen’s Financial institution Opera Home via August four.