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‘Dear Evan Hansen’

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age from $69 to $99 nd go and 888-718- Pasek, who wrote the music with Justin Pasek and Paul said many of the show’s
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or Mr. Smalls Theatre: TeOOOO1961 — and went on to win the 2018 people taking to the streets these days t
Dst tilles, , Dea hVlly il, Blvd., Cleveland Square, 1501 Euclid Ave., Grammy Award for best musical theater discuss everything from gun violence to
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• COMING UP or call 216-241- The show’s creators hope its message of Pasek said. “I think so many of the kids
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aoday; Walk Off the Earth, 7:30 wwBurn      May 24. to experience the story,” said Paul. “It’s fits, the other weirdos.” 
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