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Friday, March 16, 2012

"Mass" by Leonard Bernstein

Duringthe last week Lesley and I went to see "Mass" by Leonard Bernstein at the Adelaide Festival Centre. It was very different musical theatre but nonetheless entertaining. The lead performer as the Celebrant was Jubilant Sykes who is an amazing singer.
The work was commissioned by Jacqueline Onassis, who was a friend of Bernsteins, for the Opening of the Kennedy Centre in America.
We had seen West Side Story and Candide in the past also by Bernstein and my wife says she could definitely hear a Candide type influence in the music.
There were also traces of Godspell in it.
The sets were brilliant as was the lighting and many of the usual Adelaide singers doing well.
We would recommend it but it is a bit of everything.

For a review of what we saw see the link below.

We saw the second performance and there were no backstage problems that we noticed as mentioned in this review.

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