This album of songs from the new musical "The Fourth Messenger" stars Vienna Teng as Mama Sid, a world-renowned spiritual teacher with a hidden past. Loosely inspired by the Buddha legend, this contemporary re-imagining poses the question of whether and how it's possible to be both enlightened and flawed.
This pre-order package includes a physical CD and a digital download, to be released November 7, 2015.
Music by Vienna Teng, lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng, directed by Matt August, orchestrated/music directed by Ryan O'Connell.
"An absolute delight." - SF Chronicle • "Profound and profane, combative and compassionate… Teng’s complex harmonies and inspired melodies stick with you long after the curtain goes down." - Art Animal • "Hugely ambitious and refreshingly original…Teng is a fresh and exciting new theatrical talent with a distinctive voice of her own…" - Huffington Post • "Masterful and compelling…both timeless and contemporary." - Stage and Cinema
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Derekh and Harmony, two followers of Mama Sid's, introduce Raina to the legend surrounding Mama Sid's conception.
While Mama Sid’s own mama
lay sleeping in her bed,
her husband sawing logs beside her,
like he always did...
Into her dream there burst a stranger
An elephant as white as the foaming sea
She tried to scream; no sound escaped her
The elephant dropped gently onto its knee
Then From its trunk it pulled out a flower
She swooned to feel its heat and its power
IT drew her close and they danced intimately!
Then all at once, the elephant,
It disappeared into her side!
Then came a knock upon the door
Right In the middle of the night...