DEAR EVAN HANSEN is one of those musicals that will stay with you for a long time. I had a chance to see the musical with my teen son when it was in Toronto a few years ago. I remember downloading the musical score onto my phone and singing along with my headphones on. Yes, I’m that person. I also remember wishing more people were able to see this incredible show. Well, wishes do come true! This amazing story will be played out on the big screen for a wider audience this fall. The bonus? Ben Platt who starred in the original cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN returns to take the lead.

The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN has also been selected as one of our “must sees” at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival where it have a Gala Presentation. It will also be opening theatre wide on September 24.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), the film is written for the screen by the show’s Tony winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by the show’s Oscar®, Grammy and Tony-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).

Featuring Grammy winning songs, including the iconic anthem “You Will Be Found,” “Waving Through a Window,” “For Forever” and “Words Fail,” Dear Evan Hansen stars six-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams, Oscar® winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Apple TV+’s Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Netflix’s Atypical), DeMarius Copes (Broadway’s Mean Girls) and Danny Pino (NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

Dear Evan Hansen is produced by Marc Platt (La La Land, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins Returns) and Adam Siegel (2 Guns, Drive), and is executive produced by Michael Bederman, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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Here’s the official trailer…


Enter for a chance to win one (1) double pass to the advance screening of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm at a theatre downtown Toronto (in person screening).

You have three ways to enter!

  1. LIKE this post and leave a comment below if you can attend in Toronto!
  2. Go to the official AuburnLane Facebook page, LIKE the corresponding post and tag a friend you’d love to see this movie with.
  3. Go to the official AuburnLane Instagram page, LIKE the corresponding post and tag a friend you’d love to see this movie with.

CONTEST CLOSES on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm noon EST.

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No purchase necessary to enter. There are FIVE (5) double passes available to be won. The advance screening  of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will take place (in person) at a theatre located downtown Toronto on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm. Contest is open to Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority in Ontario (19+). Enter as often you like. Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Winners will receive an e-mail or direct message from our administrative team that will include information in order to claim the prize. The prize must be accepted as awarded. Screening passes have no cash value.  Prize DOES NOT include transportation to or from the designated screening theatre. and affiliated partners have the right to discontinue this contest at any time. and affiliated partners will not ask for any payment information in order to enter or claim any prizing. *Advance Screening will also be adhering to local COVID19 health and safety protocols.