Edges

Critics

LemonMeter

80 %

Reviews: 5

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

Before they wrote Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dogfight, and many other modern musical classics, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote a thrilling song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions about love, commitment, identity, and meaning. For the first time in Orange County, see how the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning song team started their journey — with a charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood that explores what happens when we’re teetering on the edge of the rest of our lives.

Please note: This show contains adult language.

Reviews

Looking back at what the buzz was all about, the Chance Theater in Anaheim is staging “Edges” in an engaging, emotionally satisfying return to live, indoor performance.

sweet - Daryl Miller, LA Times - ...read full review


This cast delivers cracking, euphonic songs. Acting a song is a skill in its own right and these singers have an ample supply of it. They manage to remain both expressive and in tune, and while there is no dialogue, these young actors still breathe dramatic life into the pieces.

sweet - Chris Daniels, The Show Report - ...read full review


...a terrific talent showcase for a quartet of upcoming musical theater stars and the long-awaited chance for audiences to rediscover the thrill of live, in-person performances at the Chance.

sweet - Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA - ...read full review


EDGES is an earlier work from the award-winning duo, and the signs of their talent are all over this script. Still, this script’s bones (structure) feel uneven, and this striped-down production shows off the flaws in the material instead of improving on it.

sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Pasek and Paul’s lyrics exude pithy sentiments and fathom-deep emotional truths, and through them many basic (and often hard) realities are outlined and articulated. These are songs that are meant to be acted as much as sung. In fact, to casually write this one off as just another bunch of dissatisfied “Millennial’ lamentations is to totally disregard the universality of the potent truths explored here.

sweet - Leo Buck - Bucking Trends - ...read full review


Looking back at what the buzz was all about, the Chance Theater in Anaheim is staging “Edges” in an engaging, emotionally satisfying return to live, indoor performance.

sweet - Daryl Miller, LA Times - ...read full review


This cast delivers cracking, euphonic songs. Acting a song is a skill in its own right and these singers have an ample supply of it. They manage to remain both expressive and in tune, and while there is no dialogue, these young actors still breathe dramatic life into the pieces.

sweet - Chris Daniels, The Show Report - ...read full review


...a terrific talent showcase for a quartet of upcoming musical theater stars and the long-awaited chance for audiences to rediscover the thrill of live, in-person performances at the Chance.

sweet - Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA - ...read full review


EDGES is an earlier work from the award-winning duo, and the signs of their talent are all over this script. Still, this script’s bones (structure) feel uneven, and this striped-down production shows off the flaws in the material instead of improving on it.

sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Pasek and Paul’s lyrics exude pithy sentiments and fathom-deep emotional truths, and through them many basic (and often hard) realities are outlined and articulated. These are songs that are meant to be acted as much as sung. In fact, to casually write this one off as just another bunch of dissatisfied “Millennial’ lamentations is to totally disregard the universality of the potent truths explored here.

sweet - Leo Buck - Bucking Trends - ...read full review