Spring Theater Season Opens with 'Edges'

Feb 06, 2019

The musical explores the challenges that come with adulthood.


Preparing for Cal U’s upcoming performances of 'Edges': Jeromy Mackey (left), Daniel Nuttall, Marissa Sorenson, Erin Stump, Alexandra Wilson and E.J. Christopher.


The Department of Music and Theatre will open its spring season with the musical Edges.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in Steele Hall Blaney Theatre.

Edges, from award-winning composer-lyricist team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, is a charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood. 

“This is a song cycle where we see the cast portraying young adults struggling with decisions as they take journeys through the various songs,” said Dr. Michele Pagen, who directs the production. “This really hits home for everyone in one way or another, and it has funny and touching moments.

"The students have worked hard, and this is also a great opportunity for the ones with musical theater concentrations to really show all the voice character and voice creation they’ve worked on in class,” Pagen added. 

Ticket price is $12 for adults; $6 for those 55 and older and 12 and younger. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show.   

For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943.