The coming-of-age musical, seen in Los Angeles began previews in New York March 25 and opened April 19, quietly finding its audience and playing to packed houses. The show recently extended its run to May 27 due to strong ticket demand.
Bare "explores the pains and pleasures of five high school seniors at a co-ed Catholic boarding school as they struggle to grow up in these complicated, conflicted, contemporary times. Each of them question where they are in their lives. Answers are sought in the church confessional and in less formal venues including a stage, a rave, and a well-locked dorm room."
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Dodger Stage Holding and Jack Grossbart/Marc Schwartz produce with associate producers are William M. Apfelbaum and Amanda DuBois. The design team features David Gallo (scenic), David Woolard (costumes), Mike Baldassari (lighting) and Domonic Sack (sound).
Kristin Hanggi directs the show, which has book by newcomers Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere and music by Intrabartolo. Musical staging is by Sergio Trujillo.
The musical won the L.A. Weekly Award for Best Musical, the Ovation Award for Best Musical and the L.A. Drama Critics Award for Best Score.
The cast includes Michael Arden, Jenna Leigh Green, Kearran Giovanni, John Hill, Natalie Joy Johnson, Aaron Lohr, Sasha Allen, Romelda Benjamin, Isaac Calpito, Mike Cannon, Adam Fleming, Kaitlin Hopkins, Jim Price, Lindsay Scott, Kay Trinidad and Scott Allgauer.
Bare performs at the American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54th Street). For tickets, click below.