L.A. musical with tracks by Jon Secada, Liz Callaway and Debbie Gravitte.
Loving The Silent Tears is a musical journey of the spirit that traverses the seas and continents in a timeless search for inner peace. An unprecedented musical experience, the show combines the magic of theatre, the mystical beauty of traditional dances, the soul-stirring realm of poetry – and more. Travel the globe through 16 countries, represented by a dazzling array of ancient and modern music styles, songs sung in many languages, vibrant choreography across the cultures, and of course, a diverse star-filled cast.
With a one-time only performance for its sold-out world premiere at the 6,300-seat Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, this 2-disc recording recreates the magic of Loving the Silent Tears: The Musical and will continue to enchant audiences all over the world with soaring ballads (“Singing Praise”), lively songs (“All Love, All Forgive”) and rousing anthems (“Take Each Other’s Hand”).Directed by Tony nominee Vincent Paterson (Michael Jackson’s and Madonna’s world tours) and choreographed by Emmy winner Bonnie Story (High School Musical 1,2,3), the cast and creatives comprised an impressive team with over two dozen Academy, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Awards. Together, they transformed the profound verses in Supreme Master Ching Hai’s “Silent Tears” into a musical sensation that takes listeners across 6 continents. As MTV noted, the composers are “titans in their musical fields” with Jorge Calandrelli (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Al Kasha (The Poseidon Adventure), Doug Katsaros (Footloose), Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), Don Pippin (Oliver!), Nan Schwartz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and David Shire (Saturday Night Fever).Loving the Silent Tears explores humanity’s universal search for inner peace through superb acting by Patti Cohenour (Joy), Luke Eberl (Pete) and Junior Case (Conductor). The phenomenal vocals of music legends and international pop stars representing the world’s glorious cultures include Camellia Abou-Odah (Arab), Flo Ankah (French), Black Uhuru (Jamaican), Liz Callaway (Australian), Debbie Gravitte (American), Hồ Quỳnh Hýõng (Vietnamese), Mark Janicello (Italian), Brian Joo (Korean), Liel Kolet (Israeli), Kiril Kulish (Russian), Katie McMahon (Irish), Heather Park (Korean), Fabiana Passoni (Brazilian), Siavash Shams (Persian), Jon Secada (Cuban), Kay Tse (Chinese) and Jody Watley (African).As a special bonus, included is a song (“Talking to a Stone Buddha”) composed and sung by the poet, Supreme Master Ching Hai.The full color booklet comes with the English lyrics, along with artist and composer biographies and photos. Discover and enjoy these beautiful songs with your own Loving the Silent Tears album.