Bare: A Pop Musical

By Jon Hartmere, Jr and Damon Intrabartolo

Directed by Steve Noll

"Bare" is a rock musical with a book by Jon Hartmere, Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere and music by Intrabartolo. The story focuses on two gay high school students and their struggles at their private, Catholic boarding school. The show has been compared to Spring Awakening or Rent with a modern rock score and dealing with issues such as sexual identity, drug abuse, teen suicide and self-image.

Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: March 20 - April 7, 2015

Performance Times: Thu: 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun (March 29) 2pm

Ticket Prices: $20.

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Looking for 16-20 actors of various races/body types for Bare: The Pop Musical. All roles will sing and dance.

Auditions held at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin Street in Madison. Sunday, December 14 and Monday December 15 at 7pm each night.

Roles Available:

The Students (Catholic High School):

Peter: introspective, Jason's boyfriend
Ivy: pretty, popular, insecure
Nadia: Jason's pudgy, sarcastic twin sister
Matt: jock, Jason's rival
Lucas: stoner
Tanya: African-American, Lucas's girlfriend
Kyra: African-American, sexy
Diane: Asian, very naive
Rory: sarcastic
Zack: jock
Alan: nerdy
The role of Jason has been cast.

The Adults:

Claire: Peter's mother
Sister Chantelle: African-American nun
Priest: headmaster of St. Cecilia's

3-6 ensemble students.

Due to the subject matter and language, no one under 18 will be cast.

Actors will be asked to prepare 16 bars from a rock musical. Please bring sheet music. Music Director Meghan Rose will accompany. Dress to move. You will be taught a dance number to perform in addition to singing.

Album is available on iTunes:

Song: Plain Jane Fat Ass
Cut: from the beginning "I know a girl full of confidence" until the end of the first chorus "and loving her role"

Song: All Grown Up
Cut: from the bridge "little lies and big decisions" until the end: "I'm just a girl"

Song: Role of a Lifetime
Cut: from "you learn to play the straight man" (the middle) until the end: "then once again reprise our roles"

Song: God Don't Make No Trash
Cut: beginning "when god sits on his mighty throne" until the middle high part "love is god and love will set you free"

Song: Warning
Cut: beginning until the end of the first chorus "this news I find numbing, where was the warning"

Song: Confession
Cut: his verse in the middle section
"the church's teachings come from centuries of study" until "if you hold to her creed, you will never find yourself let down"

Prepare a 1-minute cut of any song a cappella (or bringing your own accompanist is okay too).

Directed by Steve Noll
Music Director: Meghan Rose
Choregraphy: Lyn Pilch