A contemporary song-cycle about young adults at the metaphorical edge of their lives.

Edges is a song-cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Tony-nominated Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, James and the Giant Peach) in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood explores what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives.

The songs cover such universal issues as love, commitment, identity and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations and deciphering complicated relationships.

While the show is written for four performers, Edges can be expanded to include multiple men and women playing a variety of age-appropriate roles. Edges provides fertile ground for experimental productions, making it a favorite among college and university theatre programs seeking to challenge their performers with thoughtful material.

The licensed version of Edges reflects the original version that premiered at Kerrytown Concert House in 2005. However, the revised version of the show that was remounted at Capital Repertory Theatre in 2007 is included in the rehearsal set as optional/revised material. More information on the song lists and a note from the authors is available here.



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Questions & Answers

September 29, 2011
So, I'm in the process of getting rights to perform "Edges", but I have a quick question...What songs are in the MTI licensed version of "Edges"?I've seen so many different songs that have been associated with this particular show. Some songs that I really love that weren't on the MTI information page for the show. So, from those who have used this version, what songs are in it?Thanks for any help!
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What songs are in Edges???
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May 28, 2010
Is this show high school appropriate? I saw videos on Youtube of some songs that may be questionable, but the version on MTI seems to be different, with some of those songs cut already.
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High School Appropriate?
January 01, 2010
I will be uploading clips shortly of the version I directed... but I would love to discuss the show with anyone that is in it/ considering directing this piece. It is wonderful and a great show to bounce ideas off of! Let me know. I am all ears!!eric mathew
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Edges. Edges. Edges.