Pop-rock coming of age musical to wow

STARRING Newtown resident Ricki Jade and directed by Camperdown’s Kathryn Thomas, ‘Bare – the Musical’ is set to give audiences a charge when it debuts this month at The Performance Space in Longueville.

Pulsating, electric and contemporary, LGBT pop-rock musical ‘Bare’ follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity and the future.
The off-Broadway hit takes audiences on an emotional musical journey. Peter and Jason have fallen in love, but they struggle with the fears of revealing their true selves to such an unforgiving world.
With a unique sung-through pop score, heart-pounding lyrics and a cast of bright young characters, ‘Bare’ rings with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt.
Kathryn says ‘Bare’ is incredibly important within the current social climate especially regarding attitudes towards the queer community and also mental health.
“I love this show because it captures vulnerability and struggle within all facets of adolescence,” she said.
“From sexuality to body image, these characters remind us what it is to be a teenager and how hard it is to love yourself let alone another person. There is also much fun to be had with this show in its goofiness and joyful soul music.”
Catch it from May 10-25. Tickets: $27, $22 concession and $20 for groups of 10+ (add $6 a cheeseplate).
Online bookings at trybooking.con/ZFCV.