Our friends at Musical Theatre Appreciation Society (MTAS) paid a visit to rehearsals for Bare: A Pop Opera, which is revived at The Vaults this summer care of performer-turned-director Julie Atherton. We're super-excited now! Have you entered our competition to win tickets yet?
Centred around a group of students who are staging Romeo and Juliet, Bare explores identity, acceptance, faith and body issues. Altar boys have secret relationships, Golden Boys worry about what dad will say, boys and girls compete between themselves and some students start to question their faith but the show must go on! Bare delves into the minds of the students of St Cecilia’s as they have their own coming-of-age epiphanies.
Bare: A Pop Opera has music by the late Damon Intrabartolo and lyrics by Jon Hartmere. 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. Although this is a story of love and friendship, it is also about the heartbreak and turmoil that so many of us, of whatever sexuality, face throughout our lives.
“Have an open heart, have an open mind and be kind” - Darragh Cowley
What else did fellow cast members Daniel Mack Shand, Lizzie Emery and Bradley Connor as well as director Julie Atherton and choreographer Stuart Rogers about this "story that needs to be told"?
Bare: A Pop Opera was first staged in Los Angeles in 2000, had its Off-Broadway debut in 2004 and has toured to over 100 countries. It had its European premiere at London's Union Theatre in 2012 and subsequently played at Greenwich Theatre.
Bare: A Pop Opera runs from 21 June to 4 August 2019 at The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Saturdays at 2.30pm, Sundays at 1pm and 6pm. Tickets are priced £19.50-£39.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Enter our competition by this Friday 14 June
We're giving away five pairs of tickets to see Bare: A Pop Opera this summer at The Vaults.