Dear Evan Hansen 1

actor performing as Evan Hansen

Trigger warning: suicide, teen death

“Dear Evan Hansen,” Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Tony-winning Broadway musical, remains as puzzling as it was when it first made everyone reach for Kleenex boxes back in 2016. The current touring Broadway production — making its first-ever stop in Madison at the Overture Center through Sunday — manages to show off both sides of its coin. The show’s songs soar with enough emotional power to blast through steel walls. And the show’s plot makes you feel uncomfortable as hell for enjoying them.