|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.
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.”
Schenectady Season Announced, New Review Quotes, and more!
Proctors in Schenectady, NY, has announced its 2015-2016 Broadway tour season! It is set to include: Motown, Matilda, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Once, The Lion King, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Book of Mormon, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Get more information on TimesUnion.com!
And here are pictures from the kids of Annie, The Lion King, and Newsies!