The Best Audition Songs for Edges – By Vocal Type

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.


Altos

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.


Alto-Mezzos

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


Baritenors

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!


Baritones

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


Contras

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!


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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.


“Become”

“Boy With Dreams”

“Caitlyn and Haley”

“Be My Friend”

“Lying There”

“In Short”

“I Once Knew”

“I Hmm You”

“I’ve Gotta Run”

“Man of My Dreams”

“Part of a Painting”

“Ready to Be Loved”

“Coasting”


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.


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Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for Edges.
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.


 

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