Do you have an upcoming audition for Edges? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Edges, broken down by vocal type.
Since Edges is a early contemporary musical song cycle, the following songs are from shows between the 2000-2010s. There are also lots of youthful vibes below in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to read through the synopsis while listening to some songs from Edges➝.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, choose a suitable song from the list below! By the way, all vocal types are not included below. This is because the show generally calls for performers who fit into the following vocal ranges.
“Julie’s Song” – The Theory of Relativity
“Manhattan Bridge” – Next Thing You Know
“Promise Me This” – Theory of Relativity
“Spring Cleaning” – Fugitive Songs
“This Time” – Now. Here. This.
“Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know
“I’ll Be Here” – Ordinary Days
“Losing Track of Time” – Summer of ’42
“Nothing Short of Wonderful” – Dogfight
“Safer” – First Date
“A Jerk Like Me” – When Midnight Strikes
“Goodbye” – I Love You Because
“Growing Up” – Fugitive Songs
“It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Calvin Berger
“You Will Never Know” – Theory of Relativity [first half]
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Archer” – Now. Here. This.
“Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days
“Footprint” – The Theory of Relativity
“I Think I Like Her” – Summer of ’42
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“Climbing Uphill” – The Last Five Years
“Let Things Go” – Ordinary Days
“No Turning Back Now” – Circles
“Kick Me” – Now. Here. This.
“I’m Not Falling for That” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Edges Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Edges. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for general research purposes.
“Boy With Dreams”
“Caitlyn and Haley”
“Be My Friend”
“I Once Knew”
“I Hmm You”
“I’ve Gotta Run”
“Man of My Dreams”
“Part of a Painting”
“Ready to Be Loved”
Which of these audition songs for Edges did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.