Edges

Edges
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.

Concert Selections for Edges

MTI is pleased to provide the pre-approved rental materials of select songs for your symphonic concert performance. Please note, MTI is unable to grant the necessary Performance Rights with this material rental. The Performance Rights needed must be obtained separately through the individual song’s respective small rights agency such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. Please email concerts@mtishows.com with any questions.

  • 12 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Jerry Bock
    Lyrics by
    Sheldon Harnick
    Orchestrated by
    Don Walker
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    3 min 38 sec
    Instrumentation

    20 Piano-Conductor Scores, 1 Accordion, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Horns, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Reed I (Flute, Piccolo), 1 Reed II (Oboe), 1 Reed III (Clarinet, Optional Flute), 1 Reed IV (Clarinet, Optional Flute), 1 Reed V (Bassoon)

  • 9 TO 5
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • A MUSICAL
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Lyrics by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Arranged by
    Glen Kelly
    Orchestrated by
    Larry Hochman
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Instrumentation

    2 Keyboard 1/Conductor, 10 PV, 4 Reed(Clarinet, Piccolo, Flute, Alto Sax)Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar 1(Archtop), Guitar 2(Solid Body Electric), Keyboard 2 (synth.), Keyboard 3(synth.), 2 Percussion, Violin(6), Bass(3)

  • A PLACE CALLED HOME
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    ALAN MENKEN
    Lyrics by
    LYNN AHRENS
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    BFile:Flat.svg
    Estimated duration
    2 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 7 Viola, 17 Violin, 1 Drum, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 1 Keyboard1,1 Keyboard2, 6 Piano Conductor Scores, 2 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3,1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3

  • ABBONDANZA
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    3 Voices (Typically Male)
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    4 min 45 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn 1&2, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Vocal Score, 3 Chorus books

  • ACID QUEEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • ACT 2 FINALE - PART 4 ("INTO THE WOODS")
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    JONATHAN TUNICK
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    2 min 30 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) FULL SCORE; (2x) PIANO/VOCAL SCORE; (1x) FLUTE (+Piccolo); (1x) CLARINET; (1x) BASSOON; (2x) HORNS 1 & 2; (1x) TRUMPET IN C; (1x) ALT. TRUMPET IN Bb; (1x) PIANO; (1x) SYNTHESIZER; (5x) PERCUSSION: Trap Set, Triangle, Temple Block, Concert Bass Drum; (17x) VIOLINS; (7x) VIOLAS; (6x) CELLO; (5x) BASS

  • ADELAIDE'S LAMENT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    G♭
    Estimated duration
    3 min 10 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 2 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor

  • ADVENTURES OF A ZOO
    First Performance Fee:
    $300
    Each Additional Performance:
    $150
    Music by
    KLEINSINGER, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    TRIPP, PAUL
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Symphonic Composition (with narration)
    Arranged for
    NARRATOR
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    14 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Oboe 1, 1 Oboe 2, 1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3, 1 Clarinet 2(in B), 2 Bassoon 1&2, 1 Clarinet 1(in Bb), 1 Tuba, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Horn 1(in F), 1 Horn 2(in F), 1 Horn 3(in F), 1 Horn 4(in F), 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Narrator, 1 Fullscore

  • AGONY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    2 Voices (Typically Male)
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    2 min 19 sec
    Instrumentation
    Part Name Doubling Quantity
    FULL SCORE   1
    PIANO/VOCAL SCORE   1
    FLUTE   1
    CLARINET Clarinet in A 1
    BASSOON   1
    HORNS 1 & 2   2
    TRUMPET IN C (Tacet) 1
    ALT. TRUMPET IN B♭ (Tacet) 1
    PIANO (Tacet) 1
    SYNTHESIZER   1
    PERCUSSION (Tacet) 1
    VIOLINS   17
    VIOLAS   7
    CELLO   6
    BASS   5

    Please Note: In some instances (i.e. Reeds, Percussion, etc.), additional copies of parts may be provided, in the event you wish to split out the doublings to multiple players.

  • AGONY (REPRISE)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • AH, MISS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    E♭
    Estimated duration
    2 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (2x) Piano/Conductor Score; (2x) Woodwind 1: Flute, Piccolo; (1x) Woodwind 2: Oboe; (1x) Woodwind 3: Clarinet; (2x) Woodwind 4: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet; (1x) Woodwind 5: Bassoon; (1x) Horn; (2x) Trumpets; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (3x) Percussion: Small Triangle, Bell Tree, Tambourine, Timpani, Gran Casa, Cymbal; (1x) Organ; (1x) Harp; (17x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • AH, SWEET MYSTERY / FALLING IN LOVE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    4 min 30 sec
    Instrumentation

    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 1 Drums, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 2 Percussion, 1 Piano, 1 Reed 1 (Flute), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet & Flute), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet), 1 Reed 4 (Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 3 Piano Vocal, 1 Full Score

  • AIN'T IT GOOD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Schwartz
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Schwartz
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    Am
    Estimated duration
    4 min 13 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Bass, 2 Guitars, 1 Drums, 2 Percussion, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 20 Piano-Conductor Score, 1 Full Score

  • ALDOLPHO
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Lisa Lambert
    Greg Morrison
    Lyrics by
    Lisa Lambert
    Greg Morrison
    Orchestrated by
    Larry Blank
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Instrumentation

    Reed 1 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 3 (Piccolo, Clarinet, Tenor Sax), Reed 4 (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax), 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Drums, Percussion, Bass. Your rental set will also include 3 Piano-Conductor Scores.

  • ALL THE WASTED TIME
    From
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Lyrics by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Orchestrated by
    Don Sebesky & Jason Robert Brown
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    2 Voices (Typically 1 Male, 1 Female)
    Starting Key
    BFile:Flat.svg
    Estimated duration
    4 min 41 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) FULL SCORE; (3x) PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE; (2x) REED 1: Clarinet, Piccolo; (2x) REED 2: Oboe, Clarinet; (1x) REED 3: Clarinet; (3x) REED 4: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone; (1x) HORN 1; (1x) HORN 2; (1x) TRUMPET 1; (1x) TRUMPET 2; (1x) TROMBONE; (1x) TUBA; (1x) PERCUSSION 1: Suspended Cymbal 1, Suspended Cymbal 2, Suspended Cymbal 3, Triangle, Crash Cymbal; (1x) PERCUSSION 2: Timpani; (1x) PERCUSSION 3: Vibraphone, Mark Tree, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Gong, Chimes; (1x) PIANO; (1x) GUITAR: Acoustic; (8x) VIOLIN 1; (8x) VIOLIN 2; (7x) VIOLA; (6x) CELLO; (5x) BASS

  • First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Lyrics by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Orchestrated by
    Jason Robert Brown
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Instrumentation

    2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score, 2 Guitar 1 (Acoustic, Mandolin), 1 Guitar 2 (Acoustic), 5 Bass, 3 Percussion (Timpani, Vibraphone, Crotales, Chime, Suspended Cymbal), 17 Violin 1/Violin 2, 7 Violin 3 (Viola)/Viola, 6 Violincello

  • ALWAYS STARTING OVER
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • ANATEVKA
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    BOCK, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    HARNICK, SHELDON
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    Fm
    Estimated duration
    3 min 10 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn 1, 1 Horn 2, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Accordion, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books

  • AND THIS IS MY BELOVED
    From
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    4 min 43 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 1 Vibes, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 4 Chorus books

  • ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 Voice (Typically Female) & Optional "Vocal Minority" (4 Voices, Typically Female)
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    2 min 38 sec
    Instrumentation
    Part Name Doubling Quantity
    FULL SCORE   1
    PIANO/VOCAL SCORE   1
    PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE   1
    REED 1 Piccolo, Flute, Alto Saxophone 3
    REED 2 Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone 3
    REED 3 Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Tenor Saxophone 4
    REED 4 Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone 2
    REED 5 Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone 2
    HORN   1
    TRUMPET 1   1
    TRUMPET 2   1
    TRUMPET 3   1
    TROMBONE   1
    PIANO   1
    PERCUSSION Drum Set, Woodblock 2
    VIOLIN A/C   9
    VIOLIN B/D   9
    CELLO   6
    BASS   5

    Please Note: In some instances (i.e. Reeds, Percussion, etc.), additional copies of parts may be provided, in the event you wish to split out the doublings to multiple players.

  • ANOTHER NIGHT
    First Performance Fee:
    $0
    Each Additional Performance:
    $0
  • ANY MOMENT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    JONATHAN TUNICK
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    E♭
    Estimated duration
    2 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (2x) Piano/Vocal Score; (1x) Flute; (1x) Clarinet; (1x) Bassoon; (2x) Horns 1&2; (1x) Trumpet in C (TACET); (1x) Alt. Trumpet in Bb (TACET); (1x) Piano; (1x) Synthesizer; (3x) Percussion: Bells, Crotales; (17x) Violins; (7x) Violas; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Don Walker
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 Voice (Typically Female)
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    3 min 38 sec
    Instrumentation
    Part Name Doubling Quantity
    PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE   2
    REED 1 Flute 1
    REED 2 Clarinet 1
    REED 3 Flute 1
    REED 4 Bass Clarinet 1
    REED 5 Clarinet 1
    HORN 1 & 2   2
    TRUMPET 1 & 2   2
    TRUMPET 3   1
    TROMBONE 1   1
    TROMBONE 2   1
    PERCUSSION 1 & 2 Timpani, Triangle 2
    ACCORDION   1
    CELLO A   2
    CELLO B   2
    CELLO C   2
    BASS   5

    Please Note: In some instances (i.e. Reeds, Percussion, etc.), additional copies of parts may be provided, in the event you wish to split out the doublings to multiple players.

  • ANYWHERE I WANDER
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Frank Loesser
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Concert/Symphonic Arrangement (with vocal)
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (F#)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (F)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (G)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • AS WE STUMBLE ALONG
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Instrumentation

    1 Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Sax), 1 Reed 4 (Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 1 Drums, 1 Percussion (Vibes, Glockenspiel, Triangle, Timpani), 1 Keyboard 1, 1 Keyboard 2, 1 Acoustic Bass

  • ASCOT GAVOTTE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction

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Questions & Answers

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Is there a way to see the lyrics of "In Short" from Edges without getting the perusal?
I have a student who would like to sing this song for an IE, but I am concerned about a version that has the "f" word in it. Does the current script have the "f" word in it?
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September 29, 2011
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What songs are in Edges???
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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May 28, 2010
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High School Appropriate?
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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January 01, 2010
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Edges. Edges. Edges.
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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