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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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Profoundly disillusioned at the revelation of Mama Sid's secret, her assistant, disciple and dear friend Andy decides to leave (You’ve Got A Glow Reprise).


So many years
I walked by your side
In awe of the miracle
That brought you to be my guide
My unearthly angel
My beacon of truth
And as you depend on me
I depended on you

My life's direction and course
I gave over in service to yours
But there is so much you concealed
That I no longer know what is real

You taught me the pain of clinging
And yet I held on
To an image of you that is finally gone
I'm empty inside
But now I know
Sidney, dear Sidney,
I have to go.


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

ANDY: Pierce Peter Brandt

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

Produced by Brad Dollar



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