The Edge (Full-length Musical)

Book, Music & Lyrics by NICK CHOO

Jarod. Lilly. Deanna. Michael. Ryan. April. Six people who know Josh, an aspiring artist and a troubled young man. When Josh declares that he wishes to end his life, these six are forced to re-examine their relationships: with him, with one another, and with themselves.


THE EDGE is a dynamic original musical by Nick Choo that peers over the edge of the human condition and leaps into the complicated nature of relationships, asking questions about effect, responsibility, and ultimately forgiveness.

10th Anniversary Production

THE EDGE celebrates 10 years since the 2008 workshop production with a new staging by theatrethreesixty from 8-23 Dec 2018 at Lot'ng Arts Space, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

Directed and designed by Christopher Ling; musical direction by Dominic Lucien Luk; movement by Kenny Shim. Featuring  Tria Aziz, Michael Chen, Michelle Tan, Chris Chalmers, Iz Sulaini and Ping Khoo.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE (2018)

29 May to 16 June 2018, The Blue Room Theatre, Perth. Produced by Catface Productions. Directed by Levon J Polinelli. Musical arrangement and musical direction by Nick Choo.  

Photos of Perth staging (below) by Shaun Ferraloro

ACCOLADES

"An ultimately uplifting, interesting and beautiful new show." ~ Stage Whispers


"Elegantly simple, with clever and relevant music ... There is a cohesion to all of Choo's composition - a unique soundscape that threads and weaves its way through all of the characters" ~ The Fourth Wall


"A compelling story exploring the multifaceted nature of relationships and death ... Strong and well-executed ... A refreshingly honest and captivating story. 8.5/10" ~ XPress Magazine


"A powerful, no punches pulled play ... The story threads are tragic, gripping, interesting, at times hilarious and enlightening. This unusual, quality musical ... certainly demands a viewing. In time, I expect it to become a major musical." ~ Independent Theatre Association


"Nick Choo must be applauded for a wildly ambitious, heartfelt, and sensitive rendering of a very human story ... the acting requirements here are demanding with the level of emotion, sensitivity, and truthfulness required. Go see it. For the ambition. For the talent. For the emotion." ~ Perth Theatregoer

MALAYSIAN FULL STAGING (2013)

3-10 Nov 2013, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Produced by Monday Show Entertainment. Directed by Sabrina Hassan. Musical arrangement & direction by Nick Choo.

Video

The Greatest Measure the opening number
from The Edge — featuring the 2013 cast

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

11TH BOH CAMERONIAN ARTS AWARDS (MALAYSIA), 2014

• WON Best Musical Direction (Nick Choo) 

• WON Best Original Score (Nick Choo) 

• WON Best Performer in a Musical (Tria Aziz) 

• NOMINATED Best Director (Sabrina Hassan) 

• NOMINATED Best Technical & Design

• NOMINATED Best Performance by an Ensemble


"The Edge thinks out of the box, giving audiences much food for thought. It leaves them thoroughly entertained, even shedding tears of joy or sadness ... a powerful play with characters that speak directly to audiences"  ~ New Straits Times, 12 Nov 2013   


"Choo's beautiful contemporary score (think more Jason Robert Brown, less Rodgers and Hammerstein) was confident and musically very sophisticated, his lyrics often clever, sharp and impressively stirring ... a measure of emotional depth, musical inventiveness, thought-provoking stories, and sensitivity and respect for its subject matter ... A new height in contributing to the local and regional musical landscape" ~ We Are Malaysian Made, 7 Nov 201

MALAYSIAN WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES (2008)

24-27 July 2008, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Directed by Christopher Ling.