Bare

A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music.

Bare

PROGRAMMED INSTRUMENTS

Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2

$300.00

A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music.

PROGRAMMING NOTES

This licensed version is primarily based on the 2012 Off-Broadway Production at  New World Stages in New York City and is written for an 8 piece band.

This show is orchestrated to be player conducted from the Keyboard 1. There are a total of 2 keyboard books in this show both of which have programming and patches.

Keyboard 1 is the primary piano book and has just a handful of patches although there are long periods of time where this chair is just conducting the 8 piece band with intermittent playing. Aside from acoustic piano sounds, the patches include electric pianos, harp, synth pads, synth leads, vox lead, and even bowed glass. This is not a heavily programmed book and with a modern day keyboard or synthesizer, you may be able to program this book yourself , however it is available through KeyboardTEK if you need it.  This is a fairly straight forward book but exposed in spots with nuanced rock stylings. A player comfortable playing a more contemporary style of musical theater and pop/rock piano would be best. There is some improvisation in One Kiss and Promise where the music is written as chords and slashes.

Keyboard 2 has more programming but it is fairly straightforward and easy compared to other modern day musicals. The sounds and patches in this book include harp, synth pads, B3 organ, electric pianos, strings, Moog synth, and other electronic synth elements. This book is very simple to play and can easily be handled by a high school player if needed. There are a couple of moments of chord slash notation for the B3 patches but otherwise, everything else is written out.

ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM

Book by: Jon Hartmere
Music by: Damon Intrabartolo
Lyrics by: Jon Hartmere
Additional Music by: Jon Hartmere & Lynne Shankel
Orchestrations by: Lynne Shankel & August Eriksmoen
Musical Supervisor: Lynne Shankel
Music Director: Jason DeBord

Original 2004 Off-Broadway Orchestra

Conductor: Damon Intrabartolo
Assistant Conductor: Jesse Vargas
Keyboards: Damon Intrabartolo, Jesse Vargas, David Madden
Acoustic/Electric Guitar: Kyle Smith
Acoustic Guitar: David Madden
Bass: Adam Countryman
Drums/Percussion: Kevin Rice

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Bare is a pulsating, electric contemporary rock musical that follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. Peter and Jason have fallen in love with each other, but Jason — a popular athlete — fears losing his status if he is discovered to be gay.

Unpopular Nadia, Jason’s sister, is contemptuous of Ivy, a beautiful girl with a questionable reputation. As the group attempts to put up a production of Romeo and Juliet, tensions flare, self-doubt simmers, and God’s path seems more difficult to find than ever. Bare rings with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt. With a unique sung-through pop score, heart-pounding lyrics, and a cast of bright young characters, Bare is a provocative, fresh, and utterly honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.

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*All of our keyboard programming requires the industry standard MainStage 3® , a program which is only available for Mac/Apple computers. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad or iPhone. f you do not already have it installed, you can find MainStage® in the Apple App Store. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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