Me: In Ever After, the music in the background every time Peter sings is very calm and melancholy, while the music in the background every time Jason sings is very loud and tempestuous. This shows their mindsets at the time, because Peter has finally accepted his sexuality and found peace within himself while Jason is still fighting it with everything he’s got and doesn’t know what to do. It’s subtle things like this that make Bare: A Pop Opera such an incredible and underrated show
Mailman: ma'am I just need you to sign for your package
here in a world where there’s safety in falsehood, i have discovered the one thing that’s real. that i love you, and i loved you from the start. and if you hold that close to you we’ll never be apart.
— bare: a pop opera
The most heartbreaking and emotion envoking line in all musical theater, in my opinion, is in Bare during Ever After when Jason is yelling at Peter and sings: “There’s no such thing as heroes who are queer!” before breaking up with him.
I CAN’T BELIEVE I JUST REALIZED THIS I mean I never listen to the final songs because they’re too painful, that’s fucking why- but whatever- when Jason asks Peter to run away with him in Two Households it’s in the notes of Role Of A Lifetime AND THAT’S SO FUCKING APPROPRIATE because Role Of A Lifetime is the song where we first hear Peter talk about how he thinks Jason’s future will look like (I love that song so much you have no fucking idea) with that image of the picture perfect wife and children and a dog and it’s what Peter THINKS that Jason wants BUT JASON DOESN’T. WHAT JASON ACTUALLY WANTS IS FOR THE PEOPLE IN HIS LIFE TO ACCEPT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH PETER and that’s precisely why he goes to Father asking if it’s okay to be gay BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE STRAIGHT, HE WANTS TO BE GAY AND ACCEPTED but as soon as he realises that’s not possible (because of fucking Father) HIS FIRST REACTION IS TO TRY TO RUN AWAY WITH PETER. Except that it’s too late, because Peter has moved on and OH MY GOD IT’S SO FUCKING SAD