Bare: The Musical

Sex, drugs, concealing a gay relationship while attending a Catholic boarding school—Theatre Out's current run of Bare is't your typical fairy tale musical. If you loved Spring Awakening, then check out this pop opera written by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere Jr., which debuted in LA in in 2000, had a successful off-Broadway run for several years, and now comes back to the West Coast, making its Orange County premiere. Meet Peter and Jason, roommates at St. Cecilia's Boarding School and secret lovers, and follow them through their final year at school as they grapple with their sexual identities, fearing the reaction from family and friends if they make their love public, and, ultimately, the daunting consequences of the choices they make. Does this story have a happy ending? We won't spoil it for you.

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 17. Continues through Feb. 15, 2014

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