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BARE: A ROCK MUSICAL at the Hayworth Theatre

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Photo by Leigh Schindler

 

Les Spindle –  Frontiers L.A.

Following its aptly acclaimed 2000 world premiere run at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, the groundbreaking bare: A Pop Opera (now retitled bare: A Rock Musical) met with success off-Broadway and in regional theaters, developing a strong cult following. The passionate and musically vibrant pop-rock piece returns to L.A. following some sad news. This musical’s prodigiously talented and award-winning composer/co-librettist Damon Intrabartolo recently died in his hometown of Phoenix, following a prodigious career as an orchestrator and conductor and the composer of music for theater and film. Director Calvin Remsberg’s well-cast and musically superb production serves as a fitting tribute to Intrabartolo’s distinguished legacy.
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Pauline Adamek – LA Weekly

A closeted gay couple in a Catholic boarding school struggle with their secret love affair. Peter (a superb Payson Lewis) wants to come out to his mom and the world, but Jason (an equally outstanding Jonah Platt) refuses, dreading the fallout. Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo’s contemporary rock opera is uplifting despite its sorrowful elements…
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Now running through September 22.