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Phoebe Koyabe

phoebe-koyabe PHOEBE KOYABE (Alana Beck) Phoebe was born in rural France and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut in the first national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Playing Alana in Dear Evan Hansen is a dream come true. She would like to thank all the people who believed in her and helped her along the way, her family, teachers, Jamie, Victoria and Sam at Abrams, Tara Rubin Casting, and the Evan Hansen Team.
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Review Quotes

VOX ATL – 04/27/2019

“…played by the ecstatic Phoebe Koyabe…”

Time Out Chicago – 02/26/2019

“…the overachieving Alana (a pitch-perfect Phoebe Koyabe)…”

Chicago Theatre and Concert Reviews – 02/16/2019

“Phoebe Koyabe makes her professional debut as Alana Beck, Evan’s geeky schoolmate who hitches her blind allegiance to Evan and his secret friendship with Connor Murphy. She helps him keep his buddy’s memory alive with the money-raising Connor Project. Together Goldsmith and Koyabe round out the cast of high school students and add vocal dimension to the company.”

Chicago Sun-Times – 02/14/2019

“And Koyabe makes you understand just why Alana is compelled to make Connor’s death about herself.”

BroadwayWorld Arizona – 01/29/2019

“And, Phoebe Koyabe, a home-grown talent from Chandler, shines as Evan’s type-A accomplice in the campaign for The Connor Project.”

Equality 365 – 01/29/2019

“…and Alana (played by Phoebe Koyabe). These two actors do good jobs of showing the way different people feel like outcasts, nerds or geeks. They are the epitome of someone everyone in the audience knew in high school, and we can all identify with them in some way or another.”

BroadwayWorld Seattle – 01/26/2019

“And Jared Goldsmith and Phoebe Koyabe were wonderful as Evan’s classmates and friends who get dragged up into this confusion.”

Talkin’ Broadway – 01/26/2019

“…while Phoebe Koyabe as Alana…contribute strongly, adding pathos and undertones of despair to roles that are basically comic relief.”

BroadwayWorld Los Angeles – 01/10/2019

“School busybody Alana Beck (the terrific Phoebe Koyabe) … Koyabe’s Alana is a stunning portrait of a girl who also wants to be seen, even though her constant in-your-face presence seems to suggest she already is, which just goes to show just how skewed our perceptions are of people. Her role actually got my attention much more on this go-round, and it felt like a pleasant new discovery.”

Aisle Seat Review – 12/17/2018

“Phoebe Koyabe does a fine job as Alana Beck, one of Evan’s classmates and a self-appointed busybody who both encourages his subterfuge and later exposes it.”

Theatrius – 12/16/2018

“Phoebe Koyabe excels as Alana, the super-focused A student, who grabs the chance to log in another extra-curricular activity. Touchingly, Alana wants to help others who feel invisible, like her.”

Bay Area Plays – 12/13/2018

“…a spirited turn by young Phoebe Koyabe…”

Bay Area Reporter – 12/11/2018

“Phoebe Koyabe brings out subtle shades of motivation in Alana, the awkward, overachieving schoolmate who turns grieving Connor into a social media phenomenon.”

7×7 – 12/10/2018

“Phoebe Koyabe and Jared Goldsmith both do terrific work in the supporting roles of high school students Alana and Jared, both as foils for Evan’s intense introversion.”

Theatrius – 12/10/2018

“Phoebe Koyabe excels as Alana, the super-focused A student, who grabs the chance to log in another extra-curricular activity. Touchingly, Alana wants to help others who feel invisible, like her.”

VMEdia Backstage – 12/09/2018

“…Alana, played by the awesome Phoebe Koyabe.”

San Francisco Examiner – 12/07/2018

“The teens’ overachieving schoolmate Alana (nicely strident Phoebe Koyabe) creates The Connor Project, an online memorial and burgeoning business enterprise.”

Theater Dogs – 12/07/2018

“And the other teenagers…Phoebe Koyabe as Alana, an ambitious senior unafraid of creating opportunities for herself—are equally as effective…”

Broadway World Arizona – 11/29/2018

“And, Phoebe Koyabe, a home-grown talent from Chandler, shines as Evan’s type-A accomplice in the campaign for The Connor Project.”

Observations Along the Road – 11/10/2018

“Rounding out the cast were…Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck. Both were very strong, particularly in the ‘Good For You’ and the ‘Disappear’ numbers.”

Broadway World Los Angeles – 10/22/2018

“Koyabe and Goldsmith add wonderful comedic touches.”

South Pasadenan – 10/22/2018

“Everything is top notch as is the entire cast with…Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck…”

Entertainment Weekly – 10/21/2018

“Phoebe Koyabe maybe does the best work I’ve seen yet as Alana Beck, Evan’s plucky classmate who takes the Connor-memorial effort too far in order to bolster her own visibility and sense of purpose.”

Los Angeles Times – 10/21/2018

“Koyabe’s Alana widens the scope of teenage tribulations.”

Hollywood Reporter – 10/20/2018

“Another newcomer making a terrific debut is Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck, an Elle Woods type who monetizes Connor’s suicide for maximum social media gain and her own popularity.”

LA Excites – 10/20/2018

“Phoebe Koyabe, lastly, offers lots of vim and vigor to the character of Alana Beck, an aspirational student who helps engineer the Evan-Connor social media pomp, yet is also perceptive enough to doubt it when inconsistencies are discovered in the faux-buddy story.”

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