Bernstein’s Mass/ ASU Gammage
Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass, a theater piece for singers, players and dancers” with additional lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is performed in celebration of the centenary of the composer’s birth. The production will be fully staged in ASU Gammage auditorium and features guest artist Jubilant Sykes alongside the ASU Symphony Orchestra, Choral and Music Theatre and Opera programs, the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Phoenix Boys’ Choir.
Written at a time when the country was polarized and in a crisis of communication, “Mass” poses more questions than it answers. This production will center on elements of Bernstein’s message that are still relevant today, with a focus on empathy and hope. Expertly performed by students throughout the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, it is also a piece that celebrates the bridging of the many disciplines that Bernstein represented and the boundaries he broke as an artist.
Jubilant Sykes, Baritone
To love another person is to see the face of God”
Actor in a leading role/ 2017
Julian Mendoza took home the awards for Actor in leading role for "Jean Valjean" in Les Miserables
Actor in a supporting role / 2018
Julian Mendoza was nominated for his role as "Richard" in A New Brain
Actor in a supporting role/ 2016
Julian Mendoza was nominated for his role as "Pharaoh" in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat