Edges


Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 4 - June 25, 2016

Chromolume Theatre
July 22 - July 24, 2016
Music and Lyrics By
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

 

 


 

 

Chromolume Theatre makes its return to the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2016 with Edges, a song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Tony nominated Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, James And The Giant Peach) 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. Edges covers such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations, and deciphering complicated relationships.

 

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Where are you located?

We are located at 5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. We are managing the Attic Theatre & Film Center.

What time should I arrive at the theatre?
Generally speaking, it is best to arrive at the theatre roughly 15-30 minutes before your performance.

Does the theatre have wheelchair access?
Yes.

Can my child/baby attend the theatre?/Is the show appropriate for children?
It is Chromolume Theatre's policy that no babies in arms may be allowed to attend. Further, we do not permit children under the age of four (4) to attend. This is to ensure that all customers enjoy the show. Young children are admitted but are not encouraged to attend unless the parent is confident the child will not distract other members of the audience. Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any noisy children. Generally, Chromolume Theatre produced productions are appropriate for school age children, while visiting productions can vary in appropriateness. Regardless, you should probably check with the Box Office when you order your tickets whether the production you are attending is appropriate for your child.

Are your actors professional?
In most cases, yes. Most, if not all, of the actors who perform in our shows are members of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and/or American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Do your musicals have live musicians or taped accompaniment?
All of Chromolume Theatre's produced musicals include a single piano, or a small orchestra, usually five pieces. We do not use taped accompaniment at any of our performances. Any visiting production may use taped accompaniment.

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Where do I pick up my tickets?
You can pick them up at the Box Office on the date of your performance.

Where is the Box Office located?
The Box Office is located immediately as you enter the theatre, to your right. The Box Office is open one hour prior to performance.

What type of music does Chromolume Radio play?
As we are a theatre company dedicated to presenting intimate experiences of the American Musical, our music is almost exclusively showtunes. The notable exceptions are music written for movies and/or TV by musical theatre composers.

Who do I contact if I have a question about advertising on your radio station?
You would contact our Advertising department by sending them an email at advertising@chromolumeinc.com with "Radio" in the subject field. For our list of current rates, please check our Advertising Page available on this website.

When are auditions for your performances?
Audition dates and times vary depending on the production. You can browse our Audition Page to check out when an upcoming audition is occurring and what to prepare for said audition.

Do you do only do musicals?
Chromolume Theatre's production productions are not only musicals. Occasionally, we will produce a play or a play with music. Visiting productions can vary anywhere between performance art to fully staged musicals.

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To rent our theatre or to find out more information, you can check our Rental Page or call us at (323) 510-2688.

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AUDITIONS

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AUDITIONS

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Cast/Crew Bios

Melody Ricketts, Woman 1
Edges

Melody Ricketts is absolutely thrilled and honored to be making her debut with Chromolume Theatre in what is one of her all-time favorite productions. She moved out to Los Angeles at the age of 18 two years ago; and last autumn, she was cast in her first professional production in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she played Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at Farmers Alley Theatre. Other than Audrey in Little Shop, some of her favorite past roles include Fantine (Les Miserables), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Jester (Once Upon A Mattress), and Yonah (Children of Eden). She works as a Disney princess for a children's birthday party company called Smile and A Song Princess Parties and also works as a singer/dancer in Buena Park's dinner-theater comedy show, Teatro Martini. Other than performing and pursuing her dream to make it to Broadway and into film/television, her passions include writing and photography. For more info, see www.melodyrickets.com.


Shayna Gabrielle, Woman 2
Edges

Shayna is so excited to be participating in her first fringe show! Other LA theatre credits include: Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Godspeed (Virgin Mary), Nunsense (Sister Leo) and Fantasticks (Louisa). Tours include: National tour of Martha Speaks (Martha) and Disney Cruise Line (Mainstage Performer). Film and TV credits include: Debunked (Bella), Gabriel Gabby (Liz) and Snapped:She Made Me Do It (young Lacey Hirst-Pavek). Shayna would like to thank her mother Lynn, and two amazing godmothers Miriam and Rusty.


Everjohn Feliciano, Man 2
Edges

Everjohn Feliciano is thrilled to be a part of Chromolume Theatre's cast of Edges. Most recently, he was seen as Theo in DOMA Theatre Company's American Idiot, winner of 5 Broadway World Awards. Other theatre credits include: The Apple Sisters, The Max Factor Factor, Rent, Cabaret, Pippin, Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, Pirates of Penzance and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Everjohn would like to thank his family and friends for always being there when he needs them the most, and a special thanks to Alex Allen for pushing him to audition for this show! Instagram @NeverJohnny | Facebook @Everjohn Feliciano | Twitter @Everjohn.


Courtney King, Woman 1
Edges

After bouncing around stages from the Napa Valley area to the island of Manhattan for two years, Courtney is thrilled to be returning to the Los Angeles theatre scene. Favorite roles include Catherine (Proof), Joanne (Rent) and Eponine (Les Mis). Thank you to Lauren and company for the opportunity. Love to Mom, Nana and Jesus. And of course...Go Kings Go!


Caroline Pugliese, Woman 2
Edges

Caroline Pugliese is delighted to be making her debut with Chromolume Theatre. Favorite credits include Nunsense, A...My Name Is Alice, Light In The Piazza and City of Angels. She is trained in both long-form and musical improv, and is one half of the musical comedy sketch duo Buzz's Girlfriend, which has received over 4 million views on YouTube. Caroline is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Professional Children's School. She will be performing her solo show A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To 30 at Rockwell Table & Stage this summer.


Andres Ramirez, Man 1
Edges

Andres Ramirez was introduced to performing at an early age and pursued an artistic education at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Pepperdine University, and, finally, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Noteworthy roles include: the titular role in Candide with the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music with the American Conservatory Theater, Luis Rodrigo Griffith in Terrence Blanchard's Opera in Jazz, Champion, the dual roles of Uri/Gabriel in the North American premiere of Anya17 and Boy 1/Bill in a double bill of Trouble in Tahiti and A Hand of Bridge with Opera Parallele, Borsa in Rigoletto with Livermore Valley Opera, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with both the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Pepperdine University, the Baker in Into the Woods at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Pepperdine University.


Justin W. Yu, Man 2
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Justin W. Yu was last seen in the world premiere of The Story of Alice (White Rabbit) at The Matrix Theatre. He recently appeared in Center Theatre Group's The Christians at the Mark Taper Forum and as part of the Gold Mountain cast for the 2016 ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop at the Wallis. Stage highlights: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee) at Grove Theater Center, Chess (Anatoly) at Conundrum Theatre, Spring Awakening (Otto) and The Producers at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Carmen and Otello at San Francisco Opera, and The King & I at Broadway By The Bay. TV highlights: NBC's The Winner Is and two VH1 Do Something Awards shows. Backup singing highlights: Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Bareilles, "fun.", Amber Riley, and Richard Sherman. Training: UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The Groundlings, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. During the daylight hours, Justin manages Location Based Entertainment for Lionsgate. More at: www.justinwyu.com.


Lauren J. Peters, Director
Edges

Lauren is very proud and excited to be the director of Chromolume Theatre's production of Edges. Starting at a very young age, Lauren has had a passion for all avenues in theatre. As an actress and singer in her local community musical theatre program, and growing into high school, she has always loved working on shows. Edges is her first go at directing professionally, only having had the opportunity to direct a production of Bang, Bang You're Dead, as her senior project more than 10 years ago. Lauren has and an amazing and dream fulfilling experience working on this production and truly hopes everyone enjoys the show. She would like to thank her mom for taking her to see her first musical when she was 5, and for always supporting her no matter what it takes. Lauren would also like to thank her wonderful girlfriend, Emily for loving her and reminding her to follow her dreams, and Ksells for always being there for her. Enjoy the show.


Daniel Yokomizo, Musical Director
Edges

This is Daniel Yokomizo's first professional theatre production everóand thus, the first time h'ís gotten to write about himself in the third person! In the past, he's written and played music for two plays in high school, Colin Campbell's Golden Prospects and Dracula. More recently, he's played guitar in several shows with UCLA's Hooligan Theatre group. He currently is the accompanist for Rolling Hills Preparatory School's choir. Daniel is very excited to work with the amazing cast and crew of Edges and hopes that you will enjoy the show!


Veronica Vasquez, Stage Manager
Edges

Veronica Vasquez Started as Assistant Stage Manager to Mara Aguilar for Malibu Playhouse's LOVE LETTERS with Sam Elliot and Katherine Ross. She then Stage Managed Playwrights Aren'ís @thespeedofJake by Jennifer Maisel, then Stage Managed two Dylan F. Thomas Productions with Center Stage Opera, The Best of Broadway, Vol. II and Cosi Fan Tutte: The School of Lovers. Most recently she Assistant Stage Managed for The Musical Theatre Guild's production of The Pajama Game at the Alex Theatre.

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Reviews

 

Jay Weston of Huffington Post raves...

 

"I saw one of the most powerful, raw, awesome and tragically-moving performances in memory. Oh, my, it really shook me up."

 

"[Montae Russell] is an actor who has paid his dues, and this performance is truly memorable. Shattering."

 

"Yes, this is a powerful, raw and emotionally-charged stage work, but if you have a fascination with jazz or the desire to see a stunning performance, then by all means make the the trek down to Culver City for a memorable evening."

 

 

Chris Walker of LA Weekly raves...

 

"GO!"

 

"[Bird Lives!] rests on the shoulders of actor Montae Russell, who not only resembles Parker but delivers a moving performance..."

 

 

Shari Barrett of Broadwayworld.com raves...

 

"[Montae Russell's] performance as Parker in BIRD LIVES! is an amazing feat of artistry."

 

"Bird Lives!, demonstrate[s] Manus' real skill in merging personal fact into an interesting staged character study."

 

"[Tommy] Hicks treats both Parker's successes and demons equally, allowing Russell to fully express the full scope of his success and adversity."

 

"You will leave the theatre with a new appreciation of [Parker's] artistry thanks to the full force portrayal by Montae Russell."

 

 

Rose Desena of The Los Angeles Post says...

 

"[Montae] Russell made me feel as if I was listening to Parker himself."

 

"I enjoyed the story, and I think itís a valuable historical tale."

 

 

David C. Nichols of LA Times says...

 

"It goes without saying that Parker devotees, jazz scholars and the uninitiated could find [Bird Lives] of value and significance."

 

 

Errnest Kearney of WorkingAuthor.com says...

 

"Russell imbues his performance with a strong undercurrent of sincerity which serves him and the production well."

 

 

Joe Straw of Joe Straw Blog says...

 

"Tommy Hicks, the director, does a fine job."

 

"There is a lot fo enjoy from Willard Manus's play."

 

"Run! And take someone who enjoys improvisation, in jazz and in life."

 

 

Patricia Rye of Pat Rye Reviews says...

 

"[Montae] Russell is well worth seeing."

 

"A terrific performance."