James Anthony Productions is the brain-child of Sydney-based young theatre professionals Stephen Doorey, George Youakim and Alex Mair. The trio recently joined forces to develop and produce new and progressive theatrical work throughout Australia. Their inaugural production of Edges at the Parade Theatres, Parade Studio commencing on March 25 will see the first large scale production of the show in Australia.
Edges is a new musical song cycle which explores the boundaries, limitations and journeys of young adulthood. Seen through the eyes of one of Sydney’s freshest young directors, Benita de Wit, the show follows the journeys of four burgeoning young adults as they experience a vast array of universally classic ‘coming of age’ questions and life events. There’s laughter and attitude aplenty!
Written and composed by the 2007 Jonathan Larson Award recipients Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Edges is no typical musical production. In 18 thematically-linked songs presented by an ensemble cast of four, it explores a variety of themes including peer pressure, false expectations, career drive, family negativity and narrow-mindedness.
The cast features exciting young talents Helena Wehbe, Christie Wykes, George Youakim and Keegan Joyce who are sure to deliver a performance guaranteed to pull at the heart-strings, evoke the laughter of recognition and revive memories of what it’s like to be teetering on the edges of youth, love, commitment & risk.
With musical direction by Stephen Doorey together with scenic design by Alex Duffy, costume design by Alanah Koedam and lighting design by Alex Mair, the production promises a thrilling and spectacular experience!
Performances take place March 25 – April 1, Monday – Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm at the Parade Studio, Parade Theatres complex (NIDA), 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington. Tickets $39 for adults and $29 for concessions and students and are available through Ticketek (13 28 49 or www.ticketek.com.au) or at the door on the night (if available).