March 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – April 15, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
bare The Musical - Victorian professional premiere
March 20 – April 15, 2018 at Chapel Off Chapel
Ph 03 9290 7000
Through its pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story, bare has thrilled and moved audiences around the world.
The Victorian professional premiere of the contemporary cult classic pop opera is set at a Catholic boarding school in the early 2000s. The students are struggling with religion, sexuality and identity. While rehearsing Romeo and Juliet, parallels are drawn between the play’s star crossed lovers and students Peter and Jason. Peter is preparing to come out to his mother but Jason wants to keep their relationship a secret in fear of losing his status as a popular athlete, while he is also being pursued by Ivy, the beautiful but troubled girl with a bad reputation.
Provocative, raw and unapologetic in its depiction of how its generation navigates the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood; with a unique sung-through pop score and soul-bearing lyrics, bare explores the dangers of exposing your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.
“Must-see theatre, providing the kind of experience that absolutely defines modern musical theatre.”