Words cannot truly express my thoughts and feelings for Dear Evan Hansen. This musical means so much to me for reasons that I can’t even begin to explain. It has such an important message in all of the music; it just impacts me in a way that a show never has before.
“Have you ever felt like nobody was there? Have you ever felt forgotten, in the middle of nowhere? Have you ever felt like you could disappear? Like you could fall and no one would hear?
Well, let that lonely feeling wash away. Maybe there’s a reason to believe you’ll be okay. ‘Cause when you don’t feel strong enough to stand, you can reach, reach out your hand.”
These words resonate with me because as someone who struggles with depression and anxiety, it is like a truth that is sometimes hard to accept. That you are not alone and that you will be found. This show has an interesting story that shows how depression, anxiety, and suicide effects everyone from the person suffering, their families, and their friends. It is a very real interpretation of what it is like to live with anxiety.
I recommend this show to anyone that wants to understand or anyone who just wants an amazing soundtrack to listen to.
I know that no one involved in this show will ever probably read this, but I want to tell them thank you. Whenever I have a dark day and I feel like everything is hopeless, I can listen to a few songs from this show and I have some hope. It honestly means more to me than I can explain.