bare: A Pop Opera

Musical

Writers: Damon Intrabartolo Jon Hartmere Jr.

Overview

Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2000
Genres
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
st. cecilia’s boarding school, present
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Ensemble Cast, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, adult characters

Synopsis

A pulsating, electric contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. Peter and Jason have fallen in love with each other, but Jason -- a popular athlete -- fears losing his status if he is discovered to be gay. Unpopular Nadia, Jason’s sister, is contemptuous of Ivy, a beautiful girl with a questionable reputation. As the group attempts to put up a production of Romeo and Juliet, tensions flare, self-doubt simmers, and God’s path seems more difficult to find than ever. bare rings with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt. With a unique sung-through pop score, heart-pounding lyrics, and a cast of bright young characters, bare is a provocative, fresh, and utterly honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.

Lead Characters