April 30 & May 1

ZCHS Spring Musical: EDGES

Edges is a song-cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. 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.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 15th beginning at 4pm in Room 13. Anyone wishing to audition should bring the following:

  • Completed Audition Form & Conflict Sheet (provided at the callout meeting)

  • Two cuttings from contrasting contemporary musical theater or cabaret pieces

    • Must be between 24-32 bars

    • Must be musical theater in nature (cabaret-style or from a musical)

    • Must have your own recorded accompaniment (no live accompaniment)

      • A bluetooth speaker will be provided

    • *Please do NOT choose a number from the show!*

 

Each student will be asked to perform both excerpts in succession. Order is up to you! After you’ve performed both excerpts, the creative team may ask for you to try any of the following:

  • Vocalises to assess range, timbre, etc. 

  • Revisiting audition cuttings with new direction, feedback, different character, etc.

  • Learning and performing a section of music from the show

 

We do not plan to hold callbacks for this show. Keep in mind that we will only be able to cast 8-12 students, so the audition process will be much more competitive than that of our fall shows!*

 

CALENDAR

Please take some time to review the production calendar and plan accordingly. Because the cast is so small, even one person’s absence creates a major issue in rehearsals! Conflicts will be considered in making casting decisions.

 

PROCESS

The process of bringing this show to life will be largely student-led. As the composers requested, the music is a “blank slate” for our students and production team to perform however we see fit. This unique opportunity is something we are really looking forward to!