A comedic cantata
2021, musical comedy
MASS HYSTERICAL: A Comedic Cantata is a comedy exploration of classical music throughout history hosted by comedy legend, Colin Mochrie, featuring alumni members from Second City, musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and opera sensations Russell Braun and Julia Dawson. From Bach to Rock, Mass Hysterical is a musical for all ages!
Like many shows in 2020, Mass Hysterical was intended to be performed live in theatres and symphony halls across North America. However, as we know all too well, the shows had to be cancelled. So, we decided to do the next best thing, record all the pieces individually and then piece them together into an entertaining musical revue show. Mass Hysterical even features the world's first animated Colin Mochrie, (which could be its own spin off show).
*Mass Hysterical premiere's on virtual theatre platform, STREAM.THEATRE on Monday May 17th at 7:00pm.
There will be two performances, one 7:00m BST followed by a second at 7:00pm EST.
Following the premiere, Mass Hysterical will also be available to view On Demand from Tuesday May 18th to Sunday 23rd May.
What the critics are saying about MASS HYSTERICAL
"What a huge achievement. The amount of work is unfathomable. Editing is incredible."
Peter Oundjian: music director emeritus,
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
"Loved it. Kudos to the team"
Angola Murdoch, artistic director Lookup Theatre.
"I can't believe how well you can fake that Baroque sound... Fantastic show"
Erika Raum: critically acclaimed, award-winning violinist
“Wow, what a show and good for you! Such a huge undertaking. I hope you enjoy reveling in your success! Colin is as amazing as ever.”
TSO CEO, Matthew Loden.