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30th Mar '14 6:12:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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''Bare,'' or ''bare: a pop opera,'' is a musical by Jon Hartmere, Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo. The musical focuses on the relationship between two homosexual Roman Catholic students and the challenges they face with their own identities and others' perceptions. The story centers on the school's theater production of ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Peter Simons and Jason [=McConnell=] have a secret relationship. Peter is comfortable with his sexuality and the relationship (and has been wanting to tell his mother he's gay since he was 12), while Jason, a popular athlete, is hesitant to come out due to his religious beliefs and his fears about the impact the information would have on his relationships with his parents, friends and life. While the first musical number, "Epiphany", features Peter having a nightmare about his fears of being shunned by everyone he knows after coming out, Peter, unlike Jason, ''knows'' that he is gay and has accepted it as a fact. Peter worries about the social impact coming out would have, but he still wants to come out. Jason, on the other hand, is still struggling with, "Am I gay or not? Is my loving Peter a sin the way the Church says it is? Wouldn't my life be ruined if everyone found out?" There are other characters, such as Jason's twin sister, Nadia [=McConnell=] (aka [[FatGirl Plain Jane Fat Ass]]), Ivy Robinson (the foil to Peter; [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion her main problem]] comes from falling in love with Jason), [[SecondPlaceIsForLosers Matt Lloyd]] (the guy who comes in second to Jason in ''everything''), Diane Lee (the Perfect Catholic Girl), The Priest (who perfectly parrots Catholic doctrine but who has no compassion), Sister Chantelle, Claire (Peter's divorced mother), and Lucas (the school's drug dealer). The students experiment with drugs, sex and alternative beliefs to their religion. HilarityEnsues. [[TearJerker Except it doesn't.]] It was never on Broadway, but briefly ran off-Broadway in 2004 after opening in Los Angeles in 2000. It returned as a book musical (with many songs and characters changed or omitted) to off-Broadway in 2012. ---- !!This musical provides examples of: * AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Ivy to Jason. * BiggerIsBetterInBed: An aside from Peter to Jason, regarding the giant penis pinata another student has brought to Ivy's party. * [[spoiler:BuryYourGays: Jason]]. * BusbyBerkeleyNumber / [[DisneyAcidSequence Live-Action Disney Acid Sequence]]: In some productions, Peter's dream sequences are taken as opportunities to bring out the big spectacle. * BSODSong: Peter and Ivy both have them. As does Claire, after Peter attempts to tell her about his sexuality. ** Jason has one, too, although YMMV on whether it's "Cross," where he looks to the priest for comfort only to be told that his sexual orientation is "not okay," or "Once Upon a Time," where he mourns his lost relationship and gives himself over to God. * BrokenAce: Jason. * BrokenBird: Although it appears her [[spoiler:pregnancy]] is the [[DespairEventHorizon breaking point]], Ivy's song "[[BSODSong All Grown Up]]" implies her broken-ness comes from years back. * CatholicSchoolgirlsRule: Inevitable, really. * CoitusEnsues: Between [[spoiler:Ivy]] and [[spoiler:Jason]] after she goes to talk to him about their kiss at her party. * CrazyJealousGuy: Ivy dumps Matt for Jason. Matt does not take this well. * CrisisOfFaith: The entire cast is composed of Catholic high-schoolers. [[ForegoneConclusion Do the math.]] ** Of particular note in that vein: "Are You There" (Matt/Peter) and "Confession" (most of the cast). * DeadpanSnarker: Nadia. * DreamingOfThingsToCome: Peter's dream - the song "Epiphany" - incorporates the first parts of Matt's graduation speech [[spoiler: after Jason dies near the end of the opera]] word for word. * DrugsAreBad: And they're what [[spoiler:kill Jason]]. * DrowningMySorrows: After Ivy ditches him for Jason at her birthday party, Matt digs up a bottle of communion wine and gets incredibly drunk. * GriefSong: The finale. * FatGirl: Nadia. It's the particular chip on her shoulder. * {{Foil}}: The Priest to Sister Chantelle. Nadia to Ivy. Ivy to Peter. Matt to Jason. * {{Gayngst}}: Jason. Dear GOD, Jason. * GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: Ivy Robinson]]. * HiddenDepths: Ivy is much more than the town bicycle. * HookersAndBlow: Sex, drugs, and raves are standard for the characters. No actual hookers, of course. * IWantSong: "Plane Jane Fatass" is a rather bitter one from Nadia. * ''RomeoAndJuliet'': The school puts on this play. * KarmaHoudini: Lucas. To be fair, he didn't mean to [[spoiler:kill Jason via OD]]. * LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: At first it appears that Nadia and Ivy are being set up this way. However Nadia has an emotional hardness to her, and Ivy is a lot more fragile than she puts on. * MoodWhiplash: May be more or less pronounced depending on the production. * NaughtyByNight: The characters party extremely hard, thanks in part to Lucas. * PissTakeRap: Lucas performs a "white boy rap" in the song "Wonderland," explaining the effects of his party drugs: ecstasy, K, and GHB. * PolarOppositeTwins: The twins Nadia and Jason. * TheResenter: Matt to Jason. * SassyBlackWoman: Sister Chantelle. * SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Matt Lloyd. * SecondActBreakup: Peter and Jason. * SecretRelationship: Peter and Jason. * SophisticatedAsHell: Lucas. ---> ''Lucas'': The apothecary's open, come get your shit. * StarCrossedLovers: Romeo and Juliet, Jason and Peter. * StraightGay: Peter and Jason * TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: Ivy]], except it's more of a subplot. * WideEyedIdealist: Peter. ---- <<|TheatricalProductions|>>
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''Bare,'' or ''bare: a pop opera,'' is a musical by Jon Hartmere, Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo. The musical focuses on the relationship between two homosexual Roman Catholic students and the challenges they face with their own identities and others' perceptions. The story centers on the school's theater production of ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Peter Simons and Jason [=McConnell=] have a secret relationship. Peter is comfortable with his sexuality and the relationship (and has been wanting to tell his mother he's gay since he was 12), while Jason, a popular athlete, is hesitant to come out due to his religious beliefs and his fears about the impact the information would have on his relationships with his parents, friends and life. While the first musical number, "Epiphany", features Peter having a nightmare about his fears of being shunned by everyone he knows after coming out, Peter, unlike Jason, ''knows'' that he is gay and has accepted it as a fact. Peter worries about the social impact coming out would have, but he still wants to come out. Jason, on the other hand, is still struggling with, "Am I gay or not? Is my loving Peter a sin the way the Church says it is? Wouldn't my life be ruined if everyone found out?" There are other characters, such as Jason's twin sister, Nadia [=McConnell=] (aka [[FatGirl Plain Jane Fat Ass]]), Ivy Robinson (the foil to Peter; [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion her main problem]] comes from falling in love with Jason), [[SecondPlaceIsForLosers Matt Lloyd]] (the guy who comes in second to Jason in ''everything''), Diane Lee (the Perfect Catholic Girl), The Priest (who perfectly parrots Catholic doctrine but who has no compassion), Sister Chantelle, Claire (Peter's divorced mother), and Lucas (the school's drug dealer). The students experiment with drugs, sex and alternative beliefs to their religion. HilarityEnsues. [[TearJerker Except it doesn't.]] It was never on Broadway, but briefly ran off-Broadway in 2004 after opening in Los Angeles in 2000. It returned as a book musical (with many songs and characters changed or omitted) to off-Broadway in 2012. ---- !!This musical provides examples of: * AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Ivy to Jason. * BiggerIsBetterInBed: An aside from Peter to Jason, regarding the giant penis pinata another student has brought to Ivy's party. * [[spoiler:BuryYourGays: Jason]]. * BusbyBerkeleyNumber / [[DisneyAcidSequence Live-Action Disney Acid Sequence]]: In some productions, Peter's dream sequences are taken as opportunities to bring out the big spectacle. * BSODSong: Peter and Ivy both have them. As does Claire, after Peter attempts to tell her about his sexuality. ** Jason has one, too, although YMMV on whether it's "Cross," where he looks to the priest for comfort only to be told that his sexual orientation is "not okay," or "Once Upon a Time," where he mourns his lost relationship and gives himself over to God. * BrokenAce: Jason. * BrokenBird: Although it appears her [[spoiler:pregnancy]] is the [[DespairEventHorizon breaking point]], Ivy's song "[[BSODSong All Grown Up]]" implies her broken-ness comes from years back. * CatholicSchoolgirlsRule: Inevitable, really. * CoitusEnsues: Between [[spoiler:Ivy]] and [[spoiler:Jason]] after she goes to talk to him about their kiss at her party. * CrazyJealousGuy: Ivy dumps Matt for Jason. Matt does not take this well. * CrisisOfFaith: The entire cast is composed of Catholic high-schoolers. [[ForegoneConclusion Do the math.]] ** Of particular note in that vein: "Are You There" (Matt/Peter) and "Confession" (most of the cast). * DeadpanSnarker: Nadia. * DreamingOfThingsToCome: Peter's dream - the song "Epiphany" - incorporates the first parts of Matt's graduation speech [[spoiler: after Jason dies near the end of the opera]] word for word. * DrugsAreBad: And they're what [[spoiler:kill Jason]]. * DrowningMySorrows: After Ivy ditches him for Jason at her birthday party, Matt digs up a bottle of communion wine and gets incredibly drunk. * GriefSong: The finale. * FatGirl: Nadia. It's the particular chip on her shoulder. * {{Foil}}: The Priest to Sister Chantelle. Nadia to Ivy. Ivy to Peter. Matt to Jason. * {{Gayngst}}: Jason. Dear GOD, Jason. * GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: Ivy Robinson]]. * HiddenDepths: Ivy is much more than the town bicycle. * HookersAndBlow: Sex, drugs, and raves are standard for the characters. No actual hookers, of course. * IWantSong: "Plane Jane Fatass" is a rather bitter one from Nadia. * ''RomeoAndJuliet'': The school puts on this play. * KarmaHoudini: Lucas. To be fair, he didn't mean to [[spoiler:kill Jason via OD]]. * LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: At first it appears that Nadia and Ivy are being set up this way. However Nadia has an emotional hardness to her, and Ivy is a lot more fragile than she puts on. * MoodWhiplash: May be more or less pronounced depending on the production. * NaughtyByNight: The characters party extremely hard, thanks in part to Lucas. * PissTakeRap: Lucas performs a "white boy rap" in the song "Wonderland," explaining the effects of his party drugs: ecstasy, K, and GHB. * PolarOppositeTwins: The twins Nadia and Jason. * TheResenter: Matt to Jason. * SassyBlackWoman: Sister Chantelle. * SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Matt Lloyd. * SecondActBreakup: Peter and Jason. * SecretRelationship: Peter and Jason. * SophisticatedAsHell: Lucas. ---> ''Lucas'': The apothecary's open, come get your shit. * StarCrossedLovers: Romeo and Juliet, Jason and Peter. * StraightGay: Peter and Jason * TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: Ivy]], except it's more of a subplot. * WideEyedIdealist: Peter. ---- <<|TheatricalProductions|>>[[redirect:Theatre/BareAPopOpera]]
25th May '13 11:29:34 AM TrChSpHa
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* PissTakeRap: Lucas performs a rap in the song "Wonderland," explaining the effects of his party drugs: ecstasy, K, and GHB.
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* PissTakeRap: Lucas performs a rap "white boy rap" in the song "Wonderland," explaining the effects of his party drugs: ecstasy, K, and GHB.
25th May '13 11:24:23 AM TrChSpHa
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It was never on Broadway, but briefly ran off-Broadway in 2004 after opening in Los Angeles in 2000. It will return to off-Broadway in 2012.
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It was never on Broadway, but briefly ran off-Broadway in 2004 after opening in Los Angeles in 2000. It will return returned as a book musical (with many songs and characters changed or omitted) to off-Broadway in 2012.

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It was never on Broadway, but briefly ran off-Broadway * PissTakeRap: Lucas performs a rap in 2004 after opening in Los Angeles in 2000. It will return to off-Broadway in 2012.the song "Wonderland," explaining the effects of his party drugs: ecstasy, K, and GHB.
29th Nov '12 12:50:37 PM Specialist290
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It Got Worse wick rename / sinkhole cleanup: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13402042240A79220100 . It might have a legitimate example of From Bad To Worse, but as written right now, it's a Zero Context Example.
* ItGotWorse: And ''how''.
21st Sep '12 11:54:36 AM Arqueete
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Fixing some outdated information.
It was never on Broadway, but briefly ran off-Broadway in 2004 after opening in Los Angeles in 2000. There are rumors that it will open on Broadway soon.
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It was never on Broadway, but briefly ran off-Broadway in 2004 after opening in Los Angeles in 2000. There are rumors that it It will open on Broadway soon.return to off-Broadway in 2012.
20th May '12 8:34:57 AM Oreochan
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* DifferentAsNightAndDay: The twins Nadia and Jason.
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* DifferentAsNightAndDay: The twins Nadia and Jason.DreamingOfThingsToCome: Peter's dream - the song "Epiphany" - incorporates the first parts of Matt's graduation speech [[spoiler: after Jason dies near the end of the opera]] word for word.

* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Peter's dream - the song "Epiphany" - incorporates the first parts of Matt's graduation speech [[spoiler: after Jason dies near the end of the opera]] word for word.
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Peter's dream - the song "Epiphany" - incorporates the first parts of Matt's graduation speech [[spoiler: after Jason dies near the end of the opera]] word for word.PolarOppositeTwins: The twins Nadia and Jason.
22nd Apr '12 5:15:22 PM amaXdear
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Jason is explicitly not attracted to women; in "Promise," he hopes that he can "learn" to love girls
** Jason has one, too, although YMMV on whether it's "Cross," where he looks to the priest for comfort only to be told that his sexual orientation is "not okay," or "Once Upon a Time," where he mourns his lost relationship and gives himself over to God.

* StraightGay: Peter and Jason, although Jason appears to play for both teams.
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* StraightGay: Peter and Jason, although Jason appears to play for both teams.Jason
25th Mar '12 6:10:30 AM Kwanzor
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Peter's dream - the song "Epiphany" - incorporates the first parts of Matt's graduation speech [[spoiler: after Jason dies near the end of the opera]] word for word.
13th Mar '12 4:47:50 AM Kwanzor
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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: An aside from Peter to Jason, regarding the giant penis prop another student has brought to Ivy's party.
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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: An aside from Peter to Jason, regarding the giant penis prop pinata another student has brought to Ivy's party.
12th Mar '12 6:15:05 AM Kwanzor
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Lucas. ---> ''Lucas'': The apothecary's open, come get your shit.
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