by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Steven Levenson (David Mirvish/Stacey Mindich). A lonely high schooler with social anxiety gets caught up in a life-changing lie in this musical. Previews from Mar 5, opens Mar 28 and runs to Jul 21 (note: new closing date), Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $59-$159 (premium to $250). Same-day student rush tickets available for $25.
The Tony Award-winning musical about a socially awkward teen (Robert Markus) who becomes a hero after a tragedy is pure young adult fantasy, and its got a disturbingly cynical centre. But the production, performances and songs are appealing, and, at its core is a deeply moving story about a single mothers unconditional love for her sensitive son.
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Location - Royal Alexandra Theatre