Okay let's talk about bare

So first thing, I’m from a coed Catholic school. And virtually everything about this show was spot on. The prayers, confession, the way theatre is treated, the ominous bishop, everything.

So when I finished watching it the first time through, I was sobbing, sobbing. Because I had just watched my school come to life before me. I saw myself in all the characters, I saw myself struggling with them.

And I am a theatre kid in my school and needless to say, we are not well liked. One of our theology teachers refuses to come to any of our shows and is generally not fond of us. I have watched fellow actors graduate and come out as soon as they’re gone. I sit in classrooms and watch as teachers and students make being gay this huge, monstrous sin.

And what really saved my faith was a lecture my current morality teacher (and director of our drama club) gave on sexuality.

Because…in a world where you are constantly surround by people telling you Jesus loves you, in a world where you’re praying before every class, in a world where you get to rehearsal and watch someone become someone else, someone happier, because they’re somewhere they don’t have to hide… it’s heartbreaking.

And a lot of the time people misunderstand what Catholicism really teaches, even my teachers. When you really look at our beliefs, past all the dogmas and doctrines and rules, our first and foremost rules are “Do unto to others as you would have them do into to you,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The root of our religion is love and a lot of people forget that. And that’s what hit me so hard when I watched bare. Because their message was love and that’s what so many people forget about the Church.




Pippin 1982

The Book of Mormon

Catch Me If You Can - with Aaron Tveit

Bonnie anda Clyde


Cabaret - Film

Bare - Pt1 - Pt2

Evening Primrose

Chess - in concert

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying — film

The Wizard of Oz

Carrie: The Musical — Alice Ripley

Heathers: The Musical

Spring Awakening —Off Broadway

Spring Awakening — Ben Fankhauser

Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Movie

Hedwig — A.Rapp

Les Mis — Sutton Foster

The Light in the Piazza 

Newsies — OBC

Once — Arthur Darvill

Gypsy — 2008 revival

Peter Pan — Cathy Rigby

Peter Pan — Mary Martin

Guys and Dolls — Movie

Phantom of the Opera — Broadway

Victor Victoria

Pt. 2/?


Part 1


The original off-Broadway production of Bare: A Pop Opera opened April 19, 2004, ten years ago today.

welcome to my candy store
a mix that proves musical’s aren’t just for kids.
inspired by this post

1. candy store | heathers: the musical
2. what the fuck? | if/then: a new musical
3. dead girl walking | heathers: the musical
4. spooky mormon hell dream | the book of mormon
5. touch me | spring awakening
6. the internet is for porn | avenue q
7. hasa diga eebowai | the book of mormon
8. sodomy | hair
9. my unfortunate erection (chip’s lament) | the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee
10. birthday, bitch! | bare: a pop opera
11. blue | heathers: the musical
12. a little priest | sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street
13. everyone’s a little bit racist | avenue q
14. cell block tango | chicago
15. in love with you | first date 
16. totally fucked | spring awakening

Bare Links

This is the 2004 pop opera version that recently got deleted from youtube, if anyone still wants the links to download it. (I uploaded it on 4shared in two parts and on google drive in three parts. So they’re both the same files, you can just download from whichever site you prefer.)

4shared: P1, P2

Google Drive: P1, P2, P3


VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!!! “Role of a Lifetime” performed by Payson Lewis in the Los Angeles revival of BARE

LIVE from the Hayworth in Downtown Los Angeles

Directed by Calvin Remsberg
Musical Direction by Elmo Zapp
Produced by Topher Rhys & Jamie Lee Barnard
Book & Music by Damon Intrabartolo
Book & Lyrics by Jon Hartmere
a glory|struck production