Mass: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers
Mass is Leonard Bernstein’s most ambitious theater work, inspired by the Tridentine Mass of the Roman Catholic Church. Despite its adaptation of the Latin text interspersed with songs, choreographic sequences, and symphonic interludes, Mass is ecumenical in nature and cannot be categorized. Perhaps the most accurate description of the piece is “pageant.” With a large cast of performers, including dancers, singers, a boy chorus, rock and blues singers, actors, two orchestras, and a marching band that plays through the audience, Mass is a truly unique musical and theatrical experience.
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Text by Bernstein with additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Neil Donohoe and Larry Sousa
Music conducted by Eric Stern
Choreographed by Larry Sousa