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    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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Noticing Sid’s distraction, Andy asks what is troubling her. When Sid shares her preoccupation with the student called Peace, Andy expresses his distrust of Peace.


Knock knock

Who’s there?

Someone demanding answers
Who’s gonna keep on knocking till she gets them

Knock knock

Who’s there?

That girl is like a cancer
Poisoning our peace with her resentment
She stands in your glow
Draws warmth from your sun
So many flock to you for guidance
But not that one
I don’t trust her motives, Sidney

She says that I am hiding
Am I?
There’s healing in confiding
That is true
Oh who is it that she reminds...

Why won’t she
Respect your boundaries?
I don’t believe
That she is what she seems
Maybe I should just ask her to leave

We cannot turn away one who comes to us in need

But since you’ll never tell her your life story

I didn’t say that.

You mean...

After all these years
All these long and silent years
Why her?


from The Fourth Messenger, featuring Vienna Teng, released November 10, 2015
Music by Vienna Teng
Lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng
Directed by Matt August
Music Directed and Orchestrated by Ryan O'Connell

MAMA SID: Vienna Teng
ANDY: Pierce Peter Brandt

Piano and keyboards: Ryan O'Connell
Violin: Anthony Blea
Cello: Freya Seeburger
Drums: Ken Bergmann



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