Teenaged love and all its angsty conflict can get very dramatic. In Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolos bare, that drama turns into tragedy. The pop opera that Variety called a magnificent, totally original contemporary musical extravaganza tells the story of two gay teens struggling with their sexuality at an upscale Catholic boarding school. Jason is the schools hotshot. Hes great at sports and school work, and hes got a pretty girl chasing after him. But hes having secret sex with his best friend Peter. When Jason and Peter are outed, its more than one of them can stand.
The show features some critically hailed music. Melodic and romantic tunes with names like Best Kept Secret, Are You There and Ever After make this Houston premiere a promising bet for the summer theater season. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through June 21. Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury. For tickets and information, call 7134674497 or visit www.countryplayhouse.org. $15 to $20.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 p.m. Starts: June 6. Continues through June 19, 2008