Throughout the experience that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child my brain kept drifting to the thought that Harry Potter and his son Albus would be well advised to grab Draco Malfoy and his son Scorpius and go see Dear Evan Hansen together. A viewing of this show might have offered some pre-emptive strategies for these fathers and sons to better navigate their relationships and consider one another’s father and son perspective.
Does growing up mean you have to stop doing the things that make you happy? Are there no happy moments to be found while “adult-ing”? Everyone remembers the things they loved to do when they were young, had no real responsibilities and lots of time to pursue whatever floated their boats, right? But are those pursuits able to translate into a career? What are the sacrifices one should and shouldn’t have to make when becoming an adult? These questions are at the heart of the show Gettin’ the Band Back Together.