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Bare: A Pop Opera, opened in Hudson Theatre, LA, from October 2000 to 25th February 2001

Los Angeles
Title Cast Venue Date Source Rate Art Format
Bare: A Pop Opera Los Angeles Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2001 SB 10 WMA
 

Comments: Great pure soundboard recording from the original production, very little to no, audience sounds but the performances are electric all the same. 

Cast: John Griffin as Jason, John Torres as Peter, Jenna Leigh Green as Ivy, Wallace Smith as Matt, Kelli Lefkovitz as Nadia, Mark Edgar Stevens as Priest, Jenni Kwan as  ?, Philip Lightstone as ?

Track Listing: Act1: Epiphany, You And I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain, Jane Fatass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Birthday, Bitch, One Kiss, Are You There, 911! Emergency!, Reputation Stained, Ever After, Spring, One  Act2 Wedding Bells, See Me, Warning, Touch My Soul, God Don't Make No Trash, All Grown Up, Promise, Cross, Once Upon a Time, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mab, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice

The Show opened on off Broadway, from 19th April to 27th May 2004

Off Broadway
Title Cast Venue Date Source Rate Art Format
Bare: A Pop Opera [preview] Off Broadway American Theatre of Actors, NY, USA 27/3/04 AU 10 MP3
 

Comments: Great recording of a preview performance.

Cast: Jenna Leigh Green as Ivy, Michael Arden as Peter, John Hill as Jason, Natalie Joy Johnson as Natalie, Aaron Lohr as Matt, Kaitlin Hopkins as Claire, Jim Price as Priest, Romelda T. Benjamin as Sister Chantelle, Adam Flemming as Lucas,  Sasha Allen as Tonya, Kearran Giovanni as Kyra,  Isaac Calpito as Alan, Kay Trinidad as Diane, Lindsay Scott as Rory, Mike Cannon as Zach

Track Listing: Act1: Epiphany, Heaven Comes Through, A Bender Among Us, Peter Praying, You And I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Call to Com, Plain Jane Far Ass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, best Kept Secret, Confession, Rehearsal, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday Bitch, Dance with  Me, one Kiss, Are You There, Secret, 911! Emergency, Reputation Stained, Ever After, Spring, One, Act2: Wedding Bells, In the Hallway, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, Pilgrim's Hand, God Don't Make No Trash, Poor Ivy, All Grown Up, Promise, If I Profane, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Two Households, Queen Mab, Bare, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice, -curtain call-

 
Bare: A Pop Opera Off Broadway American Theatre of Actors, NY, USA 17/4/04 Cam 9.9 DVD
  Tech Details: NTSC, 704x480, AC3, 120mins,
Comments:
Single camera filming straight on from the back of the theatre with a perfect view of the stage and some great close ups. Picture does has some break up from the compression. Sound is soundboard with little audience but mostly through the right channel. There are a couple of tiny breaks in the media though. Early in the run, there are differences in the lyrics to the final performance from the same run. The performances are just perfect.
Cast (best guess): John Hill as Jason, Michael Arden as Peter, Jenna Leigh Green as Ivy, Natalie Joy Johnson as Nadia,  Kaitlin Hopkins as Claire, Aaron Lohr as Matt, Jim Price as Priest, Romelda Benjamin as Sister Chantelle
Song Listing: Act One Epiphany, You And I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday, Bitch, One Kiss, Are You There, 911 Emergency!, Reputation Stained, Ever After, Spring [cut], One  [interval music] Act Two: Wedding Bells, See Me, Warning, Touch My Soul, God Don't Make No Trash, All Grown Up, Promise, Cross, Once Upon a Time, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mab, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice, --curtain calls/Playout--
   

Various Broadway Casts

Broadway in Bryant Park

Bryant Park, New York, NY, USA

2004

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2DVD

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Bare: A Pop Opera [closing night] Off Broadway American Theatre of Actors, NY, USA 27/5/04 Cam 9.5 DVD
  Tech Details: NTSC, Full screen / 4:3, Dolby Digital, 117 mins, Chapters every 15 mins, No Menus
Comments:
Single camera filming more or less straight on from the back of the theatre. There are some focusing issues, plus occasional washout from the theatre lights and even a head in shot sometimes, but this is still a wonderful recording with some great close ups. Sound is near perfect. It's the final performance and the cast are as burning as the audience is excited. 
Cast: John Hill as Jason, Michael Arden as Peter, Jenna Leigh Green as Ivy,  Natalie Joy Johnson as Nadia,  Kaitlin Hopkins as Claire,  Aaron Lohr as Matt, Jim Price as Priest, Romelda Benjamin as Sister Chantelle
Song Listing: Act One (67mins): Epiphany, You And I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain, Jane Fatass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Birthday, Bitch, One Kiss, Are You There, 911! Emergency!, Reputation Stained, Ever After, Spring, One  Act Two (53mins): Wedding Bells, See Me, Warning, Touch My Soul, God Don't Make No Trash, All Grown Up, Promise, Cross, Once Upon a Time, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mab, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice, --curtain calls-- [cuts]

 

 Regional productions soon started up often with the title shortened to just 'Bare'.

US Regional
Title Cast Venue Date Source Rate Art Format
Bare Eddison Playhouse Eddison Playhouse, New Jersey, USA 23/9/07 AU 9 MP3
 

Comments: Closing night of the first ever licensed production. Some 'shuffling' on the sound on the early parts but nothing to distract from the  powerful performances of the leads

Cast: Jared Picone as Peter, Nick Anastasia as Jason, Donna Missal as Ivy, Chris Cantalupo as Matt, Andrea Brooks as Nadia, Jon Mantes as Lucas, Liz Froio as Tanya, Erin Calhoun as Kyra,  Joe Walsh as Zack,  Marissa Ur as Rory,  Eve Girawong as Diane,  Timothy Metzner as Alan,  Thelita Riddick as Sister Chantelle,  Ryan Goodale (swing)

Track Listing: Act1 Epiphany, You and I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain Jane Fat Ass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday Bitch!, One Kiss, Are You There?, 911 Emergency!, Reputation Stainíd, Ever After, Spring, One Act2 Wedding Bells, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, Pilgrimís Hands, God Donít Make No Trash., All Grown Up, Promise, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mabe, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice

 
Bare Vassar Collage Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA unknown Pro 10 -- AVI
  Tech Details: 712kbps, 25fps, 320*240, 120kbps, 44100Hz, 135 mins
Comments:
Single tripod mounted Camera filming from stage left with a clear view and perfect clarity with great close ups Sound is also perfect as are the performances. Brilliant stuff.
Cast: Robertino Lim as Jason, Jonathan Bannigan as Peter, Jeannine Frumess as Ivy, Sarah Goodell as Nadia, John Lagomarsino as Matt, Andy Weiner as Lucas, Dana Cass as Tanya, Aaron Grober as Zack, Jenna Sterling as Kyra, Marie Dugo as Rory, Liz Biro as Alanna, Caitlyn Lamdin as Diane Lee, Sarah Yurch as Kathryn, Miranda Pool as Amber, Sarah Cantor as Ellen, Erika Noll as Andrea, Natalie Chomet as Samantha, Maria Garcia as Sister Chantelle, Rachel Marquez as Claire, Aaron Fagan as Priest
Musicians: Jon Fuller - Keyboard 1, Xanna DíAgostino - Keyboard 2, Jackie Papadopoulos - Flute/Bass,  Sanger Clark - Guitar, Nyanza Rothman - Cello, Nick Creamer - Drums
Song Listing: Act One : Epiphany, You and I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain Jane Fat Ass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday Bitch!, One Kiss, Are You There?, 911 Emergency!, Reputation Stainíd, Ever After, Spring, One 
Act Two: Wedding Bells, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, Pilgrimís Hands, God Donít Make No Trash., All Grown Up, Promise, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mabe, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice
 
Bare     Bellmore     Bellmore Theatre, Bellmore, NY, USA 28/3/08 AU 9 MP3
 

Comments: Great recording of the Long Island Premiere of the show

Cast: Rich Martino as Peter, Dan Wagner as Jason, Tracy McDowell as Ivy, Erin Edelle as Nadia, Danny Amy as Matt, Pamela Rufrano as Claire,  Lanette Wallace as Sr. Chantelle, Joe Hoffman as (u/s) Priest, Brett Campbell as Lucas,

Track Listing Act1 Epiphany, You and I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain Jane Fat Ass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday, Bitch!, One Kiss, Are You There, 911! Emergency!, Reputation Stained, Ever After, Spring, One Act2
Wedding Bells, In the Hallway, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, , Pilgrim's Hands, God Don't Make No Trash, All Grown Up, Promise, Once Upon A Time, Cross, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mab, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice

 
Bare Indianapolis Wheeler Center, Fountain Square, Indianapolis, US --/7/08 Pro 10 DVD
  Tech Details: NTSC, Full screen / 4:3, Dolby Digital, 127 mins, Song Chapters, YES,
Comments:
Full show downloaded from You tube in high quality MP4 files which were later given the basic author treatment to turn into a DVD that also includes the original MP4 files (36 files totaling 434mb) as well as: Vassar Collage - Bare (AVI)  Each of the original files became a title on the DVD, so there can be a very slight pause between them.Disc was made in 'data' format but will perform as a regular Video DVD on most players. 
Performed in a small space with the audience on three sides with limited scenery but a VERY good cast. That perfectly capture the power of the show. Picture is near perfect, although not always as sharp as it could be Sound is perfect though other then when microphones aren't on.
Cast: Justin Ivan Brown  as Jason, Brian Benson  as Peter, Alicia Paynter as Ivy, April Armstrong as Nadia, David Ross as Matt,  JT Whitmer as Lucas, Christina Humphery  as Tanya, Brion Monroe as Zack, Briana Walker  as Kyra, Linda Heiden  as Rory, Andrew Elliot as Alan, Susie Mohr as Diane Lee, Jorie Johnson as Sister Chantelle, Juli Inskeep as Claire, John Phillips  as Priest
Track Listing  Act One Epiphany, You and I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain Jane Fat Ass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday Bitch!, One Kiss, Are You There?, 911 Emergency!, Reputation Stainíd, Ever After, Spring, One  Act Two Wedding Bells, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, Pilgrimís Hands, God Donít Make No Trash., All Grown Up, Promise, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mabe, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice

 

Bare:  [rehearsal] Pandora Productions Louisville, KY, USA 2012 Pro 9.5 -- MP4
  Tech: NTSC, 1920*1080, AAC, 117mins, 3.3gb
Comments
: Single camera filming direct on to the stage. Ripped from youtube, in full 1080p HD. It's the final rehearsal, so the show is almost perfect, but the lack of an audience removes some interaction. Some great, perfect performances, but also some that aren't quite down yet.
Cast: Jason Brent Button as Jason, Robbie Lewis as Peter, Katie Nuss as Ivy, Kate Holland as Nadia, Amos Dreisbach as Matt, Neil Robertson as Lucas, Tymika Prince as Sister Chantelle, Susan McNeese-Lynch as Claire, Jason Cooper as Priest: Ensemble: Blair Boyd, Valerie Hopkins, Lauren McCombs, Leigh Nieves, Jonathan Porter, Sara Renauer, Philip Rivera, Gerry Robertson, and Jamisa Spalding
Songs: Act One Epiphany, You and I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain Jane Fat Ass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday Bitch!, One Kiss, Are You There?, 911 Emergency!, Reputation Stainíd, Ever After, Spring, One  Act Two Wedding Bells, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, Pilgrimís Hands, God Donít Make No Trash., All Grown Up, Promise, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mabe, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice
 

In 2012 the show was reworked, with character and song changes, for Off Broadway
changing the show from a Rock Opera to a more traditional book musical.

Off Broadway Re-work.
Title Cast Venue Date Source Rate Art Format
Bare: the Musical Off Broadway New World Stages, NYC, USA 12/1/13 AU 10 MP3
  Taper: BWAYTRADER
Lineage: Recorded in Super High Quality mode (320 kbps) with an Idam PRO9 digital recorder
Comments: This is the reworked version, with changes to songs, and most noticeably to characters, with 'Nadia' no longer fat, and now the drug dealer, while Peter & Jason are  no longer room-mates, and losing Peter's mother completely. Sound is great and the audience is really enjoying it.
Cast: Taylor Trensch as Peter, Jason Hite as Jason, Elizabeth Judd as Ivy, Gerard Canonico as Matt, Jerold E. Solomon as Father Mike, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Nadia, Missi Pyle as Sister Joan, Casey Garvin as Zack, Ariana Groover as Vanessa, Sara Kapner as Madison, Alice Lee as Diane, Justin Gregory Lopez as Beto, Michael Tacconi as Nick, Alex Wyse as Alan.
Track Listing: Act1:  Opening, A Million Miles From Heaven, Happy President's Day, You and I, Auditions, Portrait of a Girl, You're Like a Drug, Father Mike's Class, Drive You Out of Your Mind, Best Kept Secrets, Parents, You Don't Know, Is Jason Your Best Friend, Best Friend, Party, Portrait of a girl (reprise), Praying, Hail Mary, Rehearsing, I Meant To Tell You, Role of a Lifetime, Leaving For Spring Break, One  Act2:  Confession, The Start, What If I Told  You, Sr. Joan & Fr. Mike, Kiss Your Broken Heart, Are You There, Two Households, Pilgrim's Hands, Are You Okay, You're Not Alone, Nadia & Ivy, All Grown Up, Revelations, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Opening Night, Bare, Performance, Most Words Seem to fall empty, Absolution, No Voice

Thirteen years after it started the show returned to LA back in it's original form.
Los Angeles Revival
Bare Los Angeles Hayworth Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA 14/9/13 Pro 10 -- 3xMP4
  Tech: NTSC, H264, 848x480, AAC, 51+45+47mins
Comments
: Single camera filming from the back, slightly to the right side of the stage. Some heads in the bottom of the screen on wide shots, but some great close ups. Sound is slightly muted, with a touch of distortion during the rave. Performed in the original format, on a small stage, with the band at the back for a three week run with little in the way of costumes or scenery, but it's still brilliant, due to great performances.
Cast: Payson Lewis as Peter, Jonah Platt as Jason, Lindsay Pearce as Ivy, Katie Stevens as Nadia, Stephanie Andersen as Sister Chantelle, John Griffin as Priest, Nathan Parrett as Matt, Casey Hayden as Lucas, Caitlin Ary as Tanya, Reesa Ishiyama as Diane, Alissa-Nicole Koblentz as Claire, Harrison Meloeny as Alan, Christopher Higgins as Zack, Katherine Washington as Kyra, Kelsey Hainlen as Rory
SongsAct One Epiphany, You and I, Role of a Lifetime, Auditions, Plain Jane Fat Ass, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Rolling, Best Kept Secret, Confession, Portrait of a Girl, Birthday Bitch!, One Kiss, Are You There?, 911 Emergency!, Reputation Stainíd, Ever After, Spring, One  Act Two Wedding Bells, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, Pilgrimís Hands, God Donít Make No Trash., All Grown Up, Promise, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Two Households, Bare, Queen Mabe, A Glooming Peace, Absolution, No Voice


Reunion Concerts 2015
Bare: A Pop Opera
Reunion Concert
Various Casts 54 Below, New York, NYC, USA 10/12/15 Cam 9 DVD
  Tech:  NTSC, 720*480, AC3, Song Chapters, 75mins
Comments
: Single camera filming from the right of the small club so the tiny stage is always slightly side on. Good clear picture and sound, but some heads in the bottom of shot as are the multiple mike stands plus the stage is very busy as all the actors share it with the band. However, despite all that this is BRILLIANT. Various cast members from the different productions taking turns, as well as together, singing the songs from a shortened version of the show, both together.
Cast/s: Los Angeles 2000: John Griffin, Keili Lefkovitz, Philip Dean Lightstone, Stephanie Andersen, Charity Hill, Jennie Kwan, Maura Knowles, Joseph Pinzon, Reed Prescott, Tassa Varga, Sierra Rein, Richard Hellstern, Natalie Avital, John Torres (On Video). New York 2004: Jenna Leigh Green, John Hill, Michael Arden, Natalie Joy Johnson, Romelda Benjamin, Jim Price, Kaitlin Hopkins, Isaac Calpito, Mike Canon, and Kearran Giovanni. New York 2012: Taylor Trensch, Elizabeth Judd, Sara Kapner, Ariana Groover, Justin Gregory Lopez, and Michael Tacconi. Los Angeles 2013: Payson Lewis and Jonah Platt. London 2013: Dale Evans
Songs: Epiphany, You And I, Role of a Lifetime, Wonderland, A Quiet Night at Home, Best Kept Secret, Confession,
Portrait of a Girl, One Kiss, Are You There, 911 Emergency!, Spring, One, Touch My Soul, See Me, Warning, God Don't Make No Trash, All Grown Up, Once Upon a Time, Cross, Bare, Absolution, No Voice