We know that 2020 has been disappointing for many theatre doers and goers, but we truly hope that 2021 will provide the opportunity to think outside of the box! We invite all middle and high school students to come on out to audition for UNCSA Acting Out’s production of "Edges"! We will be rehearsing this show in person with masks on throughout the rehearsal process. We will film the production and show it as a Drive-in Movie. We will be sharing more details as we get into rehearsals. Resident Acting Out director, Nick Zayas will be leading the production alongside the beloved Charlie Kluttz as music director.
"Edges" is a song-cycle about a few burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Tony-award winning Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("Dear Evan Hansen," "LaLaLand," "Dogfight") 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, our production of "Edges" will be expanded to include multiple actors playing a variety of roles.
Men (vocal ranges B3-B5) – portray characters ranging from a quirky 19-year-old to a college kid with dreams of being a life-changing inventor or a recent civil law graduate working in retail to a man who has finally found love.
Women (vocal ranges E3-E5) – portray characters ranging from a 30-year-old bachelorette to a jealous, fun-loving 7-year-old or a boisterous party girl to a 30-year-old who is realizing she may have found someone to settle down with.
Auditions for Acting Out’s production of Edges will be in person on Saturday, February 6th on the 3rd floor of the Center for Design Innovation (CDI), 450 Design Avenue just off Rams Boulevard between Winston-Salem State University and Salem College. For the auditions, actors will present:
- a 32-bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre song that shows a big, mixy-belty sound if possible. Selections from the show are acceptable.
- You will also need to present a memorized monologue from the selections below.
Please prepare these selections from the show that you may be asked to sing (memorized if you can).
Please sign up for an audition time between 12:00-4:30 p.m. using the Sign-up Genius link here. Please print and complete the audition form to bring with you to the audition. As always, reach out with any questions or concerns that you might have.
Saturdays in March and April from 12:30-2:30 p.m. to rehearse music mostly.
Full rehearsals will begin on Monday, May 3. Rehearsals are from 4:30-8:30 p.m. We will be in the theatre the week of May 17 and film the weekend of May 22 and 23
Our showing at the 'drive-in' will be on Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. in parking lot N on the UNCSA campus.
*We take our students' and directors' health very seriously. All rehearsals will use the safety protocols we use in our classes at the Stevens Center (mandatory mask-wearing, the 6-foot distance between chairs, easily accessible sanitizing products).
We will film the numbers unmasked with plexiglass barriers between the stage and those in the wings and on the production team; negative test proof will be required before going into the theatre.
Cast members can register for the Production Class here - look under the Acting Out Acting heading: