Full casting has been announced for the upcoming off-Broadway revival of Bare. Spring Awakening vets Taylor Trensch, Jason Hite, Elizabeth Judd and Gerard Canonico will star as Peter, Jason, Ivy and Matt, respectively, with Missi Pyle playing Sister Joan. Directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Travis Wall, Bare begins performances at New World Stages on November 19. Opening night is set for December 9.
The cast will also include Jerold E. Solomon (Father Mike), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Nadia), Casey Garvin (Zack), Ariana Groover (Vanessa), Sara Kapner (Madison), Nick Laughlin (swing), Alice Lee (Diane), Megan Lewis (swing), Justin Gregory Lopez (Beto), Michael Tacconi (Nick) and Alex Wyse (Alan).
Featuring music by Damon Intrabartolo, book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere and additional songs by Hartmere and Lynne Shankel, Bare is the story of a group of teens as they wrestle with their identities, sexuality and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. As their final year of high school draws to a close, the students attempt to navigate the complex road from adolescence to adulthood. They must deal with the consequences of their choices as they prepare to take the next step in their lives.
Trench has appeared in Broadway’s Wicked, off-Broadway’s Rent and the national tour of Spring Awakening. Hite is making his off-Broadway debut. His regional credits include Giant, Spring Awakening and All Shook Up. Judd has appeared on Broadway in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, as well as in the national tour of Spring Awakening. Canonico’s Broadway credits include American Idiot, Spring Awakening and Les Miserables. Pyle has appeared on Broadway in Boeing Boeing. Her many film credits include The Artist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish and Galaxy Quest.
Bare will feature set design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Tristan Raines, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Keith Caggiano.