Platt, Rhys, Chesus, Wax & More Cast In BARE 11/14, 11/15
Casting has been announced for the concert workshop of bare at Los Angeles' Hudson Theatre, where the show received its world premiere in 2000.
Leading the cast are Jonah Platt (Jason), Topher Rhys (Peter), Maureen Chesus (Ivy), Aysha Wax (Nadia), Michael Noah Levine (Matt), Alissa Nicole Koblentz (Claire), and Dominyque Dickson (Sister Chantelle). Rounding out the cast are Patrick Burns, Laura Hartley, Hannah Borstein, Cambria Beilstein, Rob Cameron, Omar Garibay, and Erika Solomon.
In the years since its premiere at the Hudson, bare has achieved an almost cult status among musical fans. This workshop production of bare was previously presented in concert at the Art|Works Theatre earlier this month (it's first production in the Los Angeles area since the original staging), and was such a hit that it will receive an additional two performances at the Hudson Theatre.
Featuring music by Damon Intrabartolo, and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, bare is a contemporary rock musical that focuses on the coming-of-age of five high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school. As the students struggle to find their identity, they strive to define themselves in terms of their sexuality, religion and relationships.
With a pulsing rock score at its center, bare follows the secret love affair between Peter and Jason, two dorm mates, and the sensual persistence of the popular Ivy, who aggressively pursues her attraction to Jason.
Direction is by Chris Chase, with Musical Direction by Rachel Howe. The concert is produced by NightGlory Productions, Topher Rhys, and Aysha Wax, in association with Nathan Gardner.
Performances will be Saturday, Nov 14 at 8:00, and Sunday Nov 15 at 7:00 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre located at 6539 Santa Monica Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90038. Tickets are $20.00 and available at http://www.bare-la.com.