Leonard Bernstein’s Mass

Commissioned in 1971 for the opening of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mass will be the third “mega concert” collaboration between the School of Theatre, Television, and Film and the School of Music and Dance. Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers is presented as part of the Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration. Composed by Leonard Bernstein, with additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Paul Simon, this innovative setting of a traditional Tridentine Mass will feature over 200 participants, filling the Don Powell stage for an unforgettable evening of music, song, and theatricality that explores what happens when a community experiences a collective crisis of faith.


Parking on Saturday, December 8

On Saturday night, Fleetwood Mac is performing at Viejas Arena. The concert is sold out and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Traffic will be heaviest beginning at 6:45-7 p.m. Parking is sure to be challenging. Below are a few suggestions and tips to navigate parking at SDSU.

  1. Purchase your parking BEFORE you arrive on campus. This is the easiest and cheapest way to park. Visit the online parking portal to purchase a parking permit for Dec. 8 (you will need the license plate number of the car you intend to park on campus.)
  2. Arrive on campus early. There are a number of dining options that are walkable from the Don Powell Theatre.
  3. Plan to park on the East side of College Avenue in lot 2A (see attached map for red content). This lot provides you quick access to the bridge connecting east College Avenue to campus. It is a five-minute walk to the Don Powell Theatre. There is sidewalk and ample lighting the entire way.
  4. If you require ADA parking, pre-purchase your permit on the parking portal (all cars require a permit on the campus of SDSU, even those with ADA plates/placards), and plan to park in the Capulli Parking Garage on Hardy Avenue (see purple circle on map). Staff with LAZ parking have been informed that guests attending MASS are not to be charged an additional fee to park. (Note that Hardy Avenue is a one-way street.)
  5. Avoid parking on campus all together and take the trolley /bus to campus. There is a trolley/bus stop in the middle of campus (see blue circle on the attached map).
  6. Consider a ride service like Uber or Lyft.

Above all, bring your patience on Saturday! The performance is spectacular, and we look forward to seeing you here.


Map of SDSu with parking structures circled