PHOTO CALL: St. Louis's New Line Theatre Presents Bare: A Pop Opera
By Krissie Fullerton
06 Jun 2011
New Line Theatre's mounting of the cult hit musical Bare opened June 3 at the Washington University South Campus Theatre in St. Louis, MO for a run through June 25.
Directed by Scott Miller, the cast comprises Jacob Golliher (as Jason), Mike Dowdy (Peter), Terrie Carolan (Ivy), Charlotte Byrd (Nadia), Jonathan Foster (Matt), Rahamses Galvan (Lucas), Nyssa Duchow (Diane), Zachary Allen Farmer (Priest), Nikki Glenn (Sr. Chantelle), Alison Helmer (Claire), Chance Kilgour (Zack), Andréa Kimberling (Kyra), Sarah Porter (Rory), John Michael Rotello (Alan) and Michelle Sauer (Tanya).
The musical, according to press notes, "follows a group of seniors at a Catholic boarding school. At the center are Jason and Peter, who are forced to deal with their mutual romantic attraction while trying to live up to the expexctations of their parents and the Catholic Church. The show explores the range of problems facing American youth today, from body image to teen pregnancy, from drug culture to adult expectations."
Here's a look at the production:
Washington University South Campus Theatre (formerly CBC High School) is located at 6501 Clayton Road, just east of Big Bend. Tickets are available through Metrotix at (314) 534-1111. For more information visit www.newlinetheatre.com/barepage.html.
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