Monday, October 8, 2012


Hi one and all,

We are taking some time off from all things to do with the environment and take a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) this week and suss out what's in the news!  

 Apparently, publicity for a new musical : 
LOVING THE SILENT TEARS is making its rounds all over the globe right now. 

For music and theatre lovers, the musical promises some of the best and talented composers,  artistes and performers who are all Grammy award winners in their own right. 

The red carpet premiere of Loving the Silent Tears: A New Musical is anticipated as one of the most star-studded, spectacular year-end events, to be held on  Saturday, October 27  at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 

Jody Watley
John Secada
The first of its kind in theatre history, Loving the Silent Tears will take the audience on an elevating journey across six continents and 16 countries, to tell a compelling story about humanity’s search for inner peace and happiness. 
The musical will also star 
Siavash Shams
2-time Grammy-winning artist Jon Secada, Grammy-winning icon Jody Watley, and Broadway stars: Tony winner Debbie Gravitte, Tony winner Kiril Kulish, Emmy winner and Tony nominee Liz Callaway, and Tony nominee Patti Cohenour.

Debbie Gravite
They will be joined by Grammy-winning
reggae legends Black Uhuru, Arab singer 
Camellia Abou-Odah, Italian tenor 
Mark Janicello, Korean pop star Brian Joo, 
award-winning Israeli singer Liel Kolet
Irish soprano Katie McMahon, Korean singer 
Heather Park, award-winning Brazilian singer 
Fabiana Passoniand Persian superstar Siavash Shams. 

Black Uhuru

This soon-to-be-staged spectacular evening of great music and dancing will be enlightening experience for the appreciative audience as it is inspired by a poetry anthology titled Silent Tears, written years ago by world-renowned spiritual teacher, humanitarian and artist Supreme Master Ching Hai.  

Liel Kolet
Award-winning playwright Cynthia Ferrell noted, “What interested me most in Loving the Silent Tears honestly was the poetry. The poetry is so beautiful and the message of the poetry, it’s so consistent throughout the piece, and the nuances of it are gorgeous and it’s just so inspiring. It just makes you come to the project with a happy heart.”

Brian Joo
Taking a unique approach, multiple eminent 
composers have come together to set Supreme Master
Ching Hai's soulful verses to soaring melodies: 
6-time Grammy winner and 2-time Oscar nominee 
Jorge Calandrelli (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), 2-time 
Oscar winner Al Kasha (The Poseidon Adventure), Emmy winner Doug Katsaros (Footloose), 2-time Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), Tony and Emmy winner Don Pippin (Oliver!), Grammy winner Nan Schwartz (Harry Potter), and Oscar and 2-time Grammy winner David Shire (Saturday Night Fever). With the sheer volume of brilliant musical minds so generously pouring their creativity into the score, it’s evident that music lovers are in for a treat. 

Liz Callaway
Jon Secada will also be debuting a song that he
composed for the musical, based on 
Supreme Master Ching Hai’s poetry. He said, 
“I think the audience will find listening to the lyrics 
of the songs, which are from Supreme Master 
Ching Hai's poems, a transformative 
and enlightening experience.”

Mark Janicello
Platinum Chinese pop singer, the versatile Kay Tse 
(Hong Kong's songwriter, model and actress)-who
is honored with Hong Kong's prestigious "Media Award 
-Performer" and praised as the "Grassroots
Singing Queen" will be one of the stars that will 
dazzle the audience with her repertoire in her very 
first theater debut at the Musical.

Camellia Abou Odah
With a superb cast and creative team, 
beautiful poetry as lyrics, and accompaniment 
by a 30-plus member dancing ensemble and 
a live orchestra, Loving the Silent Tears 
will be an unprecedented show of 
grand proportions and five-star production value.

The evening will commemorate the 19th anniversary 
Fabiana Passoni
of Supreme Master Ching Hai Day honoring 
the values of philanthropy and peace. 
A pre-show art exhibition at the venue 
will feature Supreme Master Ching Hai’s 
uplifting creative works, with free admittance for all.

Loving the Silent Tears will be a 
one-time extraordinary event that will inspire 
audiences of all backgrounds. So don’t miss it – 
and for the rest of us who can't make it to LA 
and  share the meaningful experience of a life-time, 
we can still talk about it with friends and family!

For more information, please visit:

Saturday, October 27, 2012
2pm: Art Exhibit
3pm: Red Carpet Arrivals
4pm: Show

Shrine Auditorium
665 West Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tickets ($45 / $55 / $75) are on sale at: | 626-444-4424

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