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  • Writer's pictureElisha Bae

The Boy Who Fell From a Tree

If you're wondering what I mean by the title, it's sort of an 'out of context spoiler' for the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Dear Evan Hansen musical poster

The reason why I'm bringing this up right now is that I've been working on a new student-led production with a group of passionate actors and directors and it's going to be on... this musical!

The actual musical doesn't have a lot of characters, to begin with, so the eight of us who are in the show are pretty much it in terms of casting. There was a lot of back-and-forth with who would be the best fit for which character, but in the end, I'm so happy to be playing the role of Zoe.

Zoe Murphy is a year younger than Evan and has a brother (Connor) who seems to make her life miserable. She's a part of the jazz band and she'd love to get by without her 'problematic' brother being in the centre of everything in her life.

It's a heartwarming story about a boy who struggles to find a place in the world he's living in, so do look into it!

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