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BARE Makes Its Baltimore Premiere at Iron Crow Theatre Photo BARE Makes Its Baltimore Premiere at Iron Crow Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2019

'The team of Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo have wrought a magnificent, totally original contemporary musical extravaganza that explores the schism between youthful passion and theological dogma.' - Variety

TCU Theatre Announces BARE, A Pop-Rock Musical Facing Sexual Identity And Conformity Photo TCU Theatre Announces BARE, A Pop-Rock Musical Facing Sexual Identity And Conformity
by Julie Musbach - Sep 18, 2018

The TCU College of Fine Arts is proud to commence their fall season with bare, a pop-rock musical with lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr. and music by Damon Intrabartolo, running Sept. 25-28 and 30, 2018. The acclaimed theatre department at TCU will challenge its audience through the cautionary narrative that explores stigmatizations and imposed guilt surrounding the exploration of sexuality and young love. bare provokes a heavy range of emotions from exhilaration to poignancy, while confronting issues and influences experienced in the LGBTQ+ community.

Theatre Uncovered to Present BARE: A Pop Opera Photo Theatre Uncovered to Present BARE: A Pop Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Theatre Uncovered returns with its third annual production, after producing Heathers The Musical in 2016 and Spring Awakening in 2017. BARE, by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, explores the relationships between a group of catholic high school students who are struggling to feel heard by church leaders and are desperate to hear the voice of God over their individual struggles. At the center of the story are Peter Simonds (played by Andrew Sabonis-Chafee) and Jason McConnell (played by Nicholas Carlin), two students who secretly are engaged in a on-and-off relationship. Both struggle to reconcile their love for eachother with their belief that being gay might be sinful.

Theatre Uncovered to Present BARE: A Pop Opera Photo Theatre Uncovered to Present BARE: A Pop Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Theatre Uncovered returns with its third annual production, after producing Heathers The Musical in 2016 and Spring Awakening in 2017. BARE, by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, explores the relationships between a group of catholic high school students who are struggling to feel heard by church leaders and are desperate to hear the voice of God over their individual struggles. At the center of the story are Peter Simonds (played by Andrew Sabonis-Chafee) and Jason McConnell (played by Nicholas Carlin), two students who secretly are engaged in a on-and-off relationship. Both struggle to reconcile their love for eachother with their belief that being gay might be sinful.

Theatre Uncovered to Present BARE: A Pop Opera Photo Theatre Uncovered to Present BARE: A Pop Opera
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2018

Theatre Uncovered returns with its third annual production, after producing Heathers The Musical in 2016 and Spring Awakening in 2017. BARE, by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, explores the relationships between a group of catholic high school students who are struggling to feel heard by church leaders and are desperate to hear the voice of God over their individual struggles. At the center of the story are Peter Simonds (played by Andrew Sabonis-Chafee) and Jason McConnell (played by Nicholas Carlin), two students who secretly are engaged in a on-and-off relationship. Both struggle to reconcile their love for eachother with their belief that being gay might be sinful.

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts Presents BARE A POP OPERA
by Sally Henry Fuller - Dec 6, 2015

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts' BARE, a pop opera, with a book by Jon Hartmere, Jr. & Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere, music by Intrabartolo, directed & choreographed by Todd Santa Maria, musical director Joyce Flanagan lighting design Beth Patrick, produced by Nicole Veach, Janice Gabriel & Desirae Carle.

BWW Reviews: Circle Players' BARE: A POP OPERA
by Cara Richardson - May 30, 2014

Currently on stage in the Sarratt Cinema at Vanderbilt University is the Circle Players' production of Bare: A Pop Opera. With a book, music, and lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr and Damon Intrabartolo, Bare: A Pop Opera touches on so many things that young people are facing in today's world. The Circle Players' production, under the direction of Heather Alexander and with musical direction by Eddie Charlton, is the kind of show that I had so many mixed feelings about at first. The initial setting of the story is that which anyone who doesn't come from wealth can be annoyed by. Set in a Catholic boarding school, every child seems to have a life that most of us have never experienced. What starts to pull you in immediately is the thing that seemingly can't be avoided....the connections between these young people and our own lives. Each has something they are dealing with that seems so much bigger than with what they should have to deal.

BWW Reviews: Theatre Out Stages Impressive OC Premiere of BARE - THE MUSICAL
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 24, 2014

Still emotionally resonant more than a decade later, BARE - THE MUSICAL---the angst-fueled, hyper-melodramatic 'pop opera' written by Jon Hartmere Jr. and the late Damon Intrabartolo---continues its Orange County, California premiere performances at Theatre Out---the OC's Gay and Lesbian theatre company---through February 15 at its new home in the heart of Santa Ana's Artists' Village.

BARE: A Pop Opera Set for Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Today - February 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will present 'bare: a pop opera,' a contemporary rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, Jr. featuring a pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story. A contemporary musical event in the vein of Spring Awakening and RENT, bare: a pop opera tells the incredibly touching story of a group of young friends at a Catholic boarding school struggling to discover who they are as they walk the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood. Provocative, tender, and extremely moving, bare is a story of love, friendship, secrets, self-acceptance and the consequences that result from their decisions. With music by Damon Intrabartolo, book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, SVCAC's production of bare: a pop opera will be the Ventura County debut of this incredibly moving theatrical event. Due to subject matter, this production is recommended for audiences over 14. Provocative, raw, and unyielding, 'bare' examines the consequences of baring a soul or hiding it from those who matter most.

BARE: A Pop Opera Set for Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center January 17 - February 16
by Robert Diamond - Jan 13, 2014

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will present 'bare: a pop opera,' a contemporary rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, Jr. featuring a pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story. A contemporary musical event in the vein of Spring Awakening and RENT, bare: a pop opera tells the incredibly touching story of a group of young friends at a Catholic boarding school struggling to discover who they are as they walk the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood. Provocative, tender, and extremely moving, bare is a story of love, friendship, secrets, self-acceptance and the consequences that result from their decisions. With music by Damon Intrabartolo, book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, SVCAC's production of bare: a pop opera will be the Ventura County debut of this incredibly moving theatrical event. Due to subject matter, this production is recommended for audiences over 14. Provocative, raw, and unyielding, 'bare' examines the consequences of baring a soul or hiding it from those who matter most.

Photo Flash: Theatre Out Presents OC Premiere of BARE, Opens 1/10
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 10, 2014

Theatre Out---Orange County's Gay and Lesbian Theatre Company---is pleased to announce the Orange County premiere of BARE: THE MUSICAL, opening January 10 at their new theatre space in Santa Ana. The celebrated 'pop opera' that debuted in 2000 in Los Angeles features music by Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr., and a book by Intrabartolo and Hartmere.

BWW Flashback: Cult Hit Rock Musical BARE Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 3, 2013

Bare plays its final performance tonight, February 3rd, 2013, after 21 previews and 65 regular performances. Bare began previews off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Monday, November 19, 2012 and opened on Sunday, December 9, 2012. BroadwayWorld takes you back through BARE's beginnings off-Broadway below!

Pandora Productions Presents BARE, Opening 5/10
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 24, 2012

Pandora Productions announces its presentation of BARE, described as 'an exhilarating theatrical experience that will resonate with audiences of all ages. Reminiscent of Rent and Spring Awakening, this rock opera is a youth quake for the 21st Century that's all about issues of social acceptance, sexual preference, religious beliefs and family values. An incredibly current commentary on the American zeitgeist, it couldn't be more timely. Book by Jon Hartmere, Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere and music by Intrabartolo.'

Pandora Productions Announces 2011-12 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

Pandora Productions has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2011-2012 theatrical season, a new season that promises to be timely, compelling, surprising...everything and then some from the theatre company that is proud to be the source for one-of-a-kind LGBTQ productions in Kentuckiana.

Pandora Productions Announces 2011-12 Season Lineup
by Gabrielle Sierra - Aug 1, 2011

Pandora Productions has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2011-2012 theatrical season, a new season that promises to be timely, compelling, surprising...everything and then some from the theatre company that is proud to be the source for one-of-a-kind LGBTQ productions in Kentuckiana.

BARE To Rock Kansas City July 9-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2010

BARE, the cult-hit coming-of-age musical that took Los Angeles and New York by storm, comes to Kansas City in a new, vibrant staging. The award-winning rock-pop musical plays at the Longview Community College Black Box Theatre July 9-18.

BARE To Rock Kansas City July 9-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2010

BARE, the cult-hit coming-of-age musical that took Los Angeles and New York by storm, comes to Kansas City in a new, vibrant staging. The award-winning rock-pop musical plays at the Longview Community College Black Box Theatre July 9-18.

BARE To Rock Kansas City 7/9-18
by BWW - Jul 9, 2010

BARE, the cult-hit coming-of-age musical that took Los Angeles and New York by storm, comes to Kansas City in a new, vibrant staging. The award-winning rock-pop musical plays at the Longview Community College Black Box Theatre July 9-18.

BARE To Rock Kansas City July 9-18
by BWW - Jun 26, 2010

BARE, the cult-hit coming-of-age musical that took Los Angeles and New York by storm, comes to Kansas City in a new, vibrant staging. The award-winning rock-pop musical plays at the Longview Community College Black Box Theatre July 9-18.

The Davenport Developmental Reading Series Announces HEARTLAND 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

Broadway and Off-Broadway producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, www.TheProducersPerspective.com) will present the second offering of THE DAVENPORT DEVELOPMENTAL READING SERIES, four readings of new works (plays and/or musicals), on Monday, June 14th at the Mint Theater (311 West 43rd Street/3rd floor): Steven Owad's Heartland, directed by Stafford Arima.

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