Christ Episcopal Church in Kent will resound with the music of the Great White Way at 10 a.m. Sunday as it raises the curtain on its debut Broadway Mass. All are welcome to join in and sing along with music from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" to Stephen Schwartz's "Godspell."
"There are so many inspiring musical theater songs to choose from, it was hard to pick just a few," said Christ Episcopal Church member Katherine Burke. "People will definitely be humming show tunes on the way home!"
Led by Jonathan Swoboda, assistant professor of theater in Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, the choir and congregation will sing songs from such shows as "Oliver!," "Finian's Rainbow," "Into the Woods," and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
Swoboda has served as the music director of more than 75 productions and has toured as the featured keyboard artist for Mannheim Steamroller.
"Most Sundays, we sing beautiful choral music from the traditional Episcopal hymnal," said choir member Liz Pryor, "but this week we get to channel our inner Bernadette Peters!"
The church is located at 118 S. Mantua St., Kent. For more information, call 330-673-4604.