Being selective about what I do is a part of my journey. Things have to stir my creative passion and interest as an artist. I like the sense of new endeavors where not liking the feeling of retracing my steps so to speak. There’s something to be said about being in a forward motion – for me. When this musical came about with a chance to work with the amazing choreographer/director Vincent Paterson for starters I couldn’t say no – not to mention it’s message of finding one’s inner peace, love and faith. Loving the Silent Tears – A New Musical is my favorite professional experience of 2012 and one of THE most fun, beautiful and rewarding of my career – and that’s saying a lot! The music was composed by Academy Award Winner Al Kasha, Grammy winner and 7 time Emmy nominee Nan Schwartz (among others), with arrangements by Emmy winner Doug Katsaros; to the poetry of Vietnamese humanitarian Supreme Master Ching Hai.
Check out this highlight video montage to get a glimpse of the majestic and spectacular production.
Being a part of the one time and unprecedented musical event ‘Loving The Silent Tears’ was one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my career. The process of meeting and getting to know the cast, our director Vincent Paterson (a dream come true I might add), choreographer Bonnie Story, designers, costumers, ensemble dancers – was amazing and so many new friendships were formed. Every element of this process was first class – top shelf all around. I feel so fortunate and blessed to have been a part of this global melting pot of artists and cast-mates.
The production opened with aerialists who flew through The Shrine captivating the audience as the orchestra led by our musical director Doug Katsaros playing a beautiful prelude and then we were off to a journey around the world woven into a powerful narrative and story line. I’ll be posting more photo’s and a short video of the journey I’ve enjoyed with the musical the past few weeks leading up to the October 27 for the premiere. Supreme Master TV shared the event globally and on the Loving The Silents Tears Musical website via live stream. Here are a few pics from last night; it truly was was a night and experience to remember!
About to step onto the red carpet like none I’ve experienced; lined with people in cultural outfits.
On stage for ‘A Real Fool’ – my Silent Tears song with gratitude theme for pivotal scene near end of show.
With our director the legendary Vincent Paterson.
With Lula Washington and her dance company pre-show partial costume
Pre-show partial costume with our Emmy winning choreographer Bonnie Story.
Kay Tse from China in Costume for a breathtaking performance.
Liel Kolet and Camellia Abou-Odah who performed with Siavash Shams in riveting Middle Eastern performance.
All Photo’s: Jody Watley. All Rights Reserved 2012.