About The Show

bare: a pop opera is an electrifying story of a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school who face 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.

Peter (David Musselwhite) is a model student who has fallen in love with his roommate, Jason (Tim Stone), the heartthrob athlete of the senior class. Although Jason shares the same feelings, he prefers to keep their relationship status a secret for fear of becoming ostracized by all who look to him.

Nadia (Kayla Halaas), is the outspoken and misunderstood twin sister of Jason who has a particular dislike toward the beautiful and popular Ivy (Jillian Hoffman), her roommate with a permiscuous reputation. Ivy, drawing the attention of Matt (Geoffrey Schwerin), the handsomly awkward romantic interest of Nadia, only adds to the anamosity between the girls.

During a production of Romeo and Juliet the romatic web weaves its way through the group as tensions flair, self-doubt simmers and God’s path seems more difficult to find than ever. bare rings with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt offering a connection to all who struggle to find themselves.


This show is brought to you by the generous support of
Lynn Chockley, founding board member, and
Valet Doggy Grooming.


Show Dates

July 10-11 and 17-18, 2015



The Social Hall Theatre inside the Ferndale First United Methodist Church.
22331 Woodward Avenue. Ferndale, MI 48220


Doors open at 7:30pm. Show at 8:00pm


Tickets for "bare: a pop opera" are available now! Please visit our Tickets Page for more information.