Inspired by a True Story - The Real Love” Musical

Inspired by a True Story - The Real Love” Musical

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SUPREME MASTER TELEVISION

A

N E W

ANNIVERSARY

M U S I C A L

Inspired by a True Story

SUPREME MASTER TELEVISION

Introduction to Supreme Master Television ������������������������������ p.3 Inspiraton: Supreme Master Ching Hai....................................... p.5 Commendations from Dignitaries............................................... p.6 Presenters (Guest Speaker, Masters of Ceremonies) ����������������������� p.8 Don McLean....................................................................................p.11 The Real Love Main Credits.....................................................................................p.12 Introduction by Al Kasha..............................................................p.15 Musical Numbers............................................................................p.17

Synopsis.....................................................................................p.18 Composers................................................................................p.22 Cast (Principals, Guest Stars, Ensemble).................................p.25 Creative Team..........................................................................p.38 Orchestra & Full Credits.......................................................p.42 Poems by Supreme Master Ching Hai...............................p.45 Announcements......................................................................p.68 Special Thanks.........................................................................p.75

ANNIVERSARY

SUPREME MASTER T E L E V I S I O N

Supreme Master Television is an international, non-profit channel airing constructive news and programs that foster peace and promote healthy, green living. Broadcasting from Los Angeles, California, USA since 2006, we offer freeto-air, high quality shows around the clock. The channel’s name “Supreme Master” refers to the Divine Spirit within all beings. Highlights on Supreme Master Television include shining examples of excellence by both humans and animals; true, inspirational stories; and fascinating miracles. Programs also feature a vast array of artistic genres, culturally unique traditions, our amazing animal co-inhabitants, diverse vegan cuisines, ways to protect our precious environment and much more. Guests interviewed include 42nd US President Bill Clinton, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Emmy-winning CNN journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell, 4-time NBA Champion John Salley, iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot, Oscarwinning actor Morgan Freeman, and multi-Oscar-winning Hollywood director James Cameron (Avatar), among many others. Supreme Master Television reaches viewers via 14 satellite platforms and over 90 cable and IPTV networks, in more than 60 languages and over 40 language subtitles to date. Through state-of-the-art telecommunication technology, unconditional dedication to service and immense encouragement from like-minded friends, Supreme Master Television is honored to uphold the collective ideal of ushering our world into an era of nobility and harmony.

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SUPREME MASTER

CHING HAI Supreme Master Ching Hai is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, humanitarian, author, poet and artist, who envisions a world of love, beauty and kindness for all. Born in central Âu Lạc (Vietnam), Supreme Master Ching Hai studied in Europe and worked there for the Red Cross. She soon found that suffering exists in all corners of the globe, and her yearning to find a remedy to this became the foremost goal in her life. She was happily married at the time to a German physician, and although it was an extremely difficult decision for both of them, her husband agreed to a separation. She then embarked on a journey alone in search of spiritual enlightenment. In the remote Himalayas in India, finally she received from a true Master the divine transmission of the inner Light and Sound, which she later called the Quan Yin Method of meditation. After a period of diligent practice, she attained the Great Enlightenment. Soon after her return from the Himalayas, at the earnest requests of those who came to her, Supreme Master Ching Hai shared the Quan Yin Method so that others too may rediscover their true great Self and source of happiness. She has been invited to give numerous lectures by world governments and esteemed organizations.

Supreme Master Ching Hai (Vegan) France - August 15, 2009

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Supreme Master Ching Hai donates the proceeds from her creative works to many charitable

projects around the world to help humans in need and protect our vulnerable animal friends as well as the environment. She is also the guiding inspiration for Supreme Master Television and its all-constructive programming for a more peaceful world. The innumerable honors recognizing her selfless service and artistic contributions include the Award for Promotion of Human Rights, 2002 Los Angeles Music Week Certificate of Commendation, 2006 Gusi Peace Prize, First Place Silver for the 27th Annual Telly Awards, 2008 US Presidential Active Lifestyle Award and 2010 US President’s Volunteer Service Award. Supreme Master Ching Hai’s endeavors of caring among all cultures and co-inhabitants of the Earth continue to touch and uplift countless lives. She leads a vegan lifestyle that is compassionate and eco-friendly. “ The biologist and the artist and art lover all have a love for life inside, deep inside, and we all have the capacity of sensitivity that artists or scientists possess. We just have to kindle and cultivate these qualities. So we all do what we can to spread positive, happy consciousness within our world, to lessen sorrow and suffering, to bring love and peace into our lives and the lives of all on this planet.” Supreme Master Ching Hai Thailand - May 29, 2011

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SUPREME MASTER TELEVISION

ANNIVERSARY

1. Barack Obama, US President 2. Brian Bilbray, US Congressman 3. Barbara Lee, US Congresswoman 4. Judy Chu, US Congresswoman 5. Dennis Kucinich, US Congressman 6. Loretta Sanchez, US Congresswoman 7. Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California 8. Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois 9. Leland Yee, State Senator of California 10. Betsy Butler, Assemblymember, California 11. Wilmer Amina Carter, Assemblymember, California 12. Mike Davis, Assemblymember, California 13. Mike Gatto, Assemblymember, California 14. Michael D. Antonovich, Mayor, County of Los Angeles, California 15. Bill Bogaard, Mayor of Pasadena, California 16. Barry Brucker, Mayor of Beverly Hills, California 17. Carol Chen, Mayor of Cerritos, California 18. Victor Manalo, Mayor of Artesia, California 19. Marsha McLean, Mayor of Santa Clarita, California 20. Paul Tanaka, Mayor of Gardena, California 21. Nancy Tragarz, Mayor of Walnut, California 22. Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, California 23. Gary Yamauchi, Mayor of Alhambra

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Supreme Master Television

The Real Love

Guest Speaker

GRANT ALEKSANDER

THE HONORABLE CURREN PRICE, JR. CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR Senator Curren Price was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2006 to represent the 51st District, and was reelected by an overwhelming margin to a second term in 2008. He was then elected in May 2009 to represent the 26th District in the State Senate, which includes a portion of Los Angeles, Culver City, Beverlywood, Hollywood, Koreatown, Ladera Heights, Larchmont, Leimert Park, View Park and Vermont Hills. Senator Price has earned a reputation as a thoughtful, principled and effective leader. He is a dedicated advocate for investing in public schools. Senator Price has worked toward expanding opportunities for small businesses and youth as well as improving health care for all Californians. As a graduate of Stanford University, Senator Price received his Juris Doctor degree in law from Santa Clara University, and then worked in the

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HAYLEY MARIE NORMAN

6-TIME EMMY NOMINEE

ACTRESS

ACTRESS / MODEL

VEGAN

VEGETARIAN

VEGAN

As an actor inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, multi-Emmy Award nominated Ed Begley, Jr. first won audiences’ hearts as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in the long-running television hit series, St. Elsewhere, for which he received six Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination.

Fans around the world know her for such popular and diverse projects as Disney’s The Parent Trap, What the Bleep Do We Know!? and the acclaimed CBS series Joan of Arcadia. Elaine has had numerous recent feature film projects: The Beacon with Teri Polo, Rock Slyde with Patrick Warburton and Andy Dick, Dear Lemon Lima with Beth Grant and Melissa Leo, Fading of the Cries with Brad Dourif, and Good Intentions (co-producer) with Luke Perry and LeAnn Rimes. Other film roles include Paramount’s Superstar opposite Will Ferrell, Touchstone’s Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion opposite Lisa Kudrow, MGM’s Molly, Fox’s Here on Earth, and Margaret Cho’s Bam Bam and Celeste. Her television appearances include Criminal Minds, Privileged, CSI, ER, Ghost Whisperer, and TV movies Mr. St. Nick, Jane Doe-Eye of the Beholder, and Two Sisters for which director Margaret Cho wrote a role especially for Elaine.

A silver screen and television regular, Hayley Marie Norman starred as Angela in Sony Pictures Screen Gems’ 2009 film Fired Up to rave reviews from film critic Roger Ebert. She has also appeared in movies such as Hancock with Will Smith, Our Family Wedding with Forrest Whitaker, and Norbit with Eddie Murphy. In addition to a recurring role in Don Cheadle and Paul Haggis’ television series Crash alongside Dennis Hopper, other credits include episodes of CSI: NY and CSI: Miami, and guest starring roles in Studio 60, Shark, The Young and the Restless, plus more.

ED BEGLEY, JR.

4-TIME EMMY NOMINEE

ACTRESS

VEGETARIAN

VEGETARIAN

Grant Aleksander is a multi-Emmy Award nominated actor best known for his heartfelt contributions to daytime dramas including Capitol, All My Children and Guiding Light, in which he starred as Philip Spaulding in periods spanning nearly three decades. He also directed for the series As the World Turns from 2006 to 2007.

Best known for her role as the attractive vampire Pam in the HBO hit series True Blood, actress Kristin Bauer is truly passionate about her role as a defender of animals. Teaming up with charities and groups such as the Animal Legal Defense Fund, The Amanda Foundation and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Kristin has made it her personal mission to rescue animals from exploitation.

The winner of a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award among nine nominations, he further received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations including three for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

telecommunications industry. Prior to serving in the California Legislature, he was an elected member of the Inglewood City Council and a deputy to two Los Angeles City Council members. Senator Price has been awarded numerous honors in recognition of his legislation and advocacy on behalf of students, working families and small businesses.

ELAINE HENDRIX

KRISTIN BAUER

Grant appeared in the films Tough Guys starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, The Big Bad Swim and Fields of Freedom. He was featured in a number of television series and guest starred in Life on Mars, Who’s the Boss? and The Fall Guy. Recently, he resumed classes at the prestigious Washington and Lee University to fulfill a promise to his late parents and to pursue a teaching career, which the seasoned performer has already begun as a drama class instructor for the university. He has also dedicated himself for many years to the noble cause of animal welfare, working with various organizations and rescuing animals in need at home with his kind wife, attorney for the Humane Society of the United States and former actress Sherry Ramsey. Grant is a committed vegetarian.

Kristin, a big-hearted vegetarian and painter, enjoys spending time with her rescued dogs and her husband Abri van Straten who is a South African musician and likewise an animal advocate. Kristin often states that nature and animals are her greatest passion as they “have always given selflessly to me, so much more than I ever could have dreamed or given back. Mother nature is the greatest, most magical art I have ever seen.” Kristin has appeared in numerous television series, recurring on The Crew as Maggie Reynolds, Total Security as Geneva Renault, That’s Life as Candy Cooper and Hidden Hills a Belinda Slypich. She has also memorably guest starred in Seinfeld, as well as Everybody Loves Raymond, Star Trek: Enterprise, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, George Lopez and more. In film, she was featured in Dancing at the Blue Iguana, the award-winning short film Room 302 and 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler. She lent her voice for superhero Mera in the animated series Justice League.

He has been featured in many television shows and films, including Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital, Woody Allen’s Whatever Works, Christopher Guest’s films Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. He also guest starred in The New Adventures of Old Christine, Star Trek: Voyager, the HBO film Recount, and the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried. Moreover, Ed has directed multiple episodes for the hit television series NYPD Blue, and wrote and directed an award-winning musical, César and Ruben, while starring in other theater productions. An environmentalist for decades, Ed is a vegan, famous for arriving at Hollywood events on his bicycle. He presents his green lifestyle in Living with Ed, the hit reality show on Discovery’s Planet Green network co-starring his lovely wife Rachelle Carson. The ecoaward-winning popular speaker and author also served as the chair of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and currently is on the boards of these and other prominent Earth-protecting organizations.

Elaine’s greatest passion is her work on behalf of the humane treatment of animals. A spokesperson for the international In Defense of Animals, she works with rescue groups in California, Tennessee and Georgia, and is an Honorary Committee Member of the Genesis Awards presented by The Humane Society of the United States. For Supreme Master Television's 5th anniversary, Elaine’s wardrobe stylist is Alan del Rosario.

She is recognized by many as briefcase model #25 on NBC’s hit show Deal or No Deal, where she quickly became a fan favorite for her fabulous trademark hair and vibrant personality. A Los Angeles native of a blessed Russian, German and African American heritage, Hayley was selected out of thousands of girls to be “the face” of toy giant Mattel’s African American Barbie. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a classically trained dancer, she constantly works and studies to hone her craft. Hayley is also a dedicated vegan and advocate of animal and human rights, as well as a contributing writer for the eco-friendly veg news site ThisDishIsVeg.com.

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Supreme Master Television

DON MCLEAN Don McLean is one of America’s most iconic artists, internationally celebrated for his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Over his longstanding illustrious career, he has garnered over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide. Four of his songs have played more than three million times each on American radio. In 2004, he was inducted into the US National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Born in 1945 in New Rochelle, New York, his love of music flourished since childhood. Determined to become a professional singer, he made his first business contacts at age 16. Completing a bachelor’s degree at night school, he continued to perform in many small venues, turning down a scholarship offer to graduate school at Columbia University to be a resident singer at Caffè Lena in New York, and later joining folksinger

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Pete Seeger in the first crew of the sea vessel Sloop Clearwater. Mr. McLean’s first album Tapestry included two of his most famous songs, “And I Love You So” and “Castles in the Air.” In 1971, his single American Pie reached #1 on US charts, making him an international star. Three decades later, this all-time favorite song was voted #5 in a US poll of the 365 Songs of the Century. The enchanting 1972 single “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” reached #12 in the US and remained #1 in the UK for 7 weeks and in UK charts for 53 consecutive weeks. Over the years, more new hit albums and songs such as ”Crying” have been produced. Don McLean has always been loved – and loves being – in concert, with memorable performances at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall in London; Manila, Philippines; and across the

USA and Australia. Accompanied by his band of four top Nashville musicians, Don McLean continues to tour worldwide performing his greatest hits along with other beloved songs spanning diverse musical genres. His legendary melodies have been reprised by renowned artists including Madonna with her #1 hit recording of ”American Pie,” Josh Groban (”Vincent”) and George Michael (”The Grave”). The hit ”Killing Me Softly with His Song,” made famous by Roberta Flack and the Fugees, had been inspired by a Don McLean performance. The charitable Don McLean Foundation assists students and aids homeless shelters and food banks in Maine.

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Supreme Master Television

The Real Love

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Real Love A

A N EMWU S M USICAL I C A L

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Inspired by the True Story of Supreme Master Ching Hai Music by BILL CONTI, AL KASHA, DOUG KATSAROS, DON PIPPIN, DAVID SHIRE Lyrics based on poems by SUPREME MASTER CHING HAI Book by FRANK EVANS & TOM SHELTON Directed by CHRIS SHELTON Produced by PAULA HOLT & DOUG KATSAROS Associate Producer TOM WARE Musical Director DAVID O Choreographer MARK KNOWLES Orchestrator DOUG KATSAROS Casting Director MICHAEL DONOVAN, CSA Lighting Designer DARRYL PALAGI Projection Designer JASON THOMPSON Costume Designer KATE BERGH Set Designer GARY WISSMAN Sound Designer CRICKET S. MYERS 12

Supreme Master Ching Hai Early 1980s Photo courtesy of Dr. Dr. Rolf G.

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Supreme Master Television

The Real Love

Arriving in Delhi as a pilgrim,

Thanh begins her spiritual journey

Introduction

in the holy land of India.

AL KASHA

Two-time Academy Award winner

“Supreme Master Ching Hai perfectly demonstrates our potential to be both fully human and fully divine…” When looking for a story to tell through music, one premise that I always search for is an interesting clash between two separate worlds that, through love, finally come together. Supreme Master Ching Hai’s life is ripe for this kind of storytelling. Supreme Master, who was born in Âu Lạc (Vietnam), and her love interest Rolf, being from a different background, offers the foundation of an inspiring story, and one that can be readily told in this theatrical medium. Her choice to sacrifice her own love and contentment for the service of the multitude, though difficult, is one to be applauded as her own happiness plays second fiddle to the joy that she has since created in the world. Supreme Master Ching Hai perfectly demonstrates our potential to be both fully human and fully divine, shining as an example to those of us striving for the same balance. One place where this is truly apparent is in her poetry. While

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reviewing the poems that Supreme Master composed, I was touched by her commitment to bring the world to an inner peace and received the inspiration to create a musical about her life story based on her profound verses. Each of the poems Supreme Master composed dealt with both the spiritual and the physical of how to consume nourishment through her choice of foods and prayer. Through her poetic nature the human qualities and divinity that she strives for are pulled together and conveyed in her poems. Adding music gave a further, richer dimension for this work to be turned into a musical. It has truly been an honor to collaborate on this musical as we come to rejoice in the melding of two worlds and to make this Earth a better place to live, to work and to survive together for a peaceful future. -Al Kasha

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Supreme Master Television

The Real Love

Musical Numbers THE REAL LOVE: FEATURED SONG Lyrics by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Music by Don Pippin

GUEST STARS (in order of appearance)

Betty Buckley, Shirley Jones, Lynne Wintersteller, Trent Kowalik, Filippa Giordano Kiril Kulish, Faith Rivera, Tom Schmid, and The Real Love Chorus & Orchestra

The Real Love A NEW MUSICAL ACT I 1. Overture...................................................................................................................................Orchestra 2. What Can I Do with My Heart ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Thanh 3. Yearning for Past Spring.........................................Thanh and Aulacese (Vietnamese) villagers 4. You and the Kingdom..................................................................................................................... Rolf 5. Moon of Mine.............................................................................................................. Thanh and Rolf 6. I Believe Only in Love............................................................................................... Wedding Singer 7. Since We Knew Each Other.....................................................................................Wedding Guests 8. I Believe Only in Love (reprise) ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Elsa 9. Weekend Thoughts...................................................................................................................... Thanh 10. On the Riverbank Disco....................................................................................................Orchestra 11. Self Confession................................................................................................................................Elsa 12. Search High and Low.................................................................................................................Greta 13. For the One Who Stayed Behind.......................................................................... Thanh and Rolf

ACT II

14. Welcome to India.........................................................................................................Indian Crowd 15. The God Seeker.......................................................................................................................... Thanh 16. P.S. Till Tomorrow..................................................................................................................... Thanh 17. Do You Miss Me, Darling............................................................................................................ Rolf 18. On the Riverbank...................................................................................................................... Thanh 19. If It Wasn’t for Sprouts in Life ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Klaus 20. Our Time.................................................................................................................... Thanh and Rolf 21. Ganga Ma.................................................................................................................................Pilgrims 22. The Peace Seeker...................................................................................................................... Chorus

Supreme Master Ching Hai with her former husband Rapallo, Italy - early 1980s

Lyrics based on poems by Supreme Master Ching Hai (except for №14 and 21) №5, 15, 17, 22 music by Bill Conti , №3, 4, 6, 8, 20 music by Al Kasha №14, 21 music by Doug Katsaros, №2, 7, 9, 12, 19 music by Don Pippin №11, 13, 16 music by David Shire, №10, 18 music by Supreme Master Ching Hai

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The Real Love

Synopsis

In the late 1970s, Thanh, a spiritually-inclined young woman from Âu Lạc (Vietnam), finds herself far from her homeland while she works at the Red Cross in Munich, Germany. With Elsa, her worldly but good-hearted German best friend and colleague, Thanh devotes her time caring for the newly arrived refugees, who fled turmoil in hope for a better life. She is a source of tender comfort for many of them, particularly an orphaned girl named Linh. With memories still vivid of her own childhood experiences of war and a gentle heart full of sympathy, Thanh sorrows over the refugees’ plight and resolves to help all those who suffer. At times feeling helpless, Thanh finds solace when expressing her anguish through poetry. Thanh’s work takes her frequently to the hospital where her kind and charming nature attracts the admiration of many physicians, such as the good-looking but eccentric Klaus.

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When Rolf, a smart, handsome doctor and dentist, one day crosses paths with Thanh, an instant attraction is felt between them. They find out that they share not only the same birthday but also a lofty ideal to serve fellow humans, despite their contrasting worldviews.

not agree. With much torment and sadness, Thanh decides she must embark on her journey alone.

Through Rolf ’s close friend and fellow physician Rajeev and his wife Greta, Thanh hears about spiritual practices in India, which piques her interest about this mystical land.

Upon her arrival in India, Thanh is greeted by a world of vibrant colors, holy chanting, and the fragrance of incense. Making her way along the blessed Ganges River, Thanh travels from one ashram to the next searching for a true, living Master. In the course of her pilgrimage, she encounters both benevolent strangers and dangerous charlatans. Coincidentally, Klaus winds up meeting Thanh in India. With no other available lodging nearby, the unlikely pair find themselves sharing an empty mud house, with Klaus sleeping inside the hut and Thanh resting on the roof.

With the devastating loss of little Linh, Thanh re-evaluates her life and beliefs. Yearning to answer an inner calling to seek enlightenment in the Himalayas, Thanh asks her husband to accompany her. Reluctant to leave his medical practice for an unknown future in a distant land, Rolf does

Meanwhile, Rolf, who has been dearly missing Thanh, is encouraged by Elsa to go to India and find her, his real love. When Rolf arrives at the mud house, he sees Klaus inside and concludes that his wife now has a new partner. Brokenhearted, he departs in haste before Thanh has a

After a period of wedded bliss, differences grow ever more evident between the man of science and the woman of faith, yet they both are still tied by the invisible thread of love.

chance to return. Discovering that Rolf had traveled so far only to leave deeply hurt due to a terrible misunderstanding, Thanh sets out to find her beloved husband but faces hurdles along the way that dash her hopes of reaching Rolf before his plane takes off. Unbeknownst to Thanh, Rolf decides not to leave. Reuniting in bittersweet moments, Thanh and Rolf know that although their hearts are one, their souls’ paths are diverging in two separate directions. Rolf eventually returns home to modern Germany and Thanh advances further to the pure source of the holy Ganges. With resolute faith, Thanh ventures even higher into the sacred Himalayan mountains. There she finally meets a Master and attains the key to everlasting happiness and love.

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The Real Love

The time we spend together I will always treasure Do not forget our memory For love is the one and only. ❧ Excerpt from “Our Time” Poetry collection: The Dream of a Butterfly by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her 20s

Celebrating their shared birthdays,

Thanh and Rolf enjoy a vegetarian dinner at a restaurant. 20

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“It is with great admiration to Supreme Master Ching Hai that I compose music and musicalize her beautiful, moving, poignant poetry. She is by far, a true spiritual communicator to the world... with her message of peace and love that transcends time.” – Al Kasha

“Composing music for ‘The Real Love’ has been a satisfying experience. The poems of Supreme Master Ching Hai have rhythm and multi-colors. The deep messages contained in her poems take flight on the wings of music.” – Don Pippin

who have lent their talents to Supreme Master Ching Hai's poetry has been both an honor and a pleasure. The Supreme Master offers a beautiful message of peace and kindness to all beings on the Earth, and having spent time in her presence, I understand her compassion and her mission. The story of her journey towards spirituality is beautiful and compelling and I only hope to have done it justice with my work. Enjoy!” – Doug Katsaros

BILL CONTI

AL KASHA

DOUG KATSAROS

DON PIPPIN

DAVID SHIRE

OSCAR AND 5-TIME EMMY WINNER

2-TIME OSCAR WINNER

EMMY NOMINEE

TONY AND EMMY WINNER

OSCAR AND 2-TIME GRAMMY WINNER

The multi-talented Doug Katsaros is a remarkably sensitive and dedicated composer, arranger, orchestrator, vocalist, conductor, and keyboardist. He has crafted unique soundscapes for some of the most popular artists, including Donny Osmond, Rod Steward, and Gloria Estefan, and collaborated with Sir Elton John, Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, Peter Paul & Mary, Cher, and Kiss, among many others.

One of Broadway’s most esteemed musical directors as well as composers, Donald Pippin has contributed to productions including Cabaret, Mack and Mabel, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. He won a Tony Award for Oliver!, an Emmy Award for Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne, a Drama Desk Award for “consistently outstanding musical direction and commitment to the theater,” and a Gold Record Award for the original cast album of A Chorus Line.

Bill Conti is one of Hollywood’s most prominent film and television composers and conductors. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Right Stuff (1983) and two Oscar nominations for Best Original Song: one for Gonna Fly Now from the 1976 blockbuster film Rocky, and one for the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981), performed by Sheena Easton. A graduate of the Julliard School of Music, Mr. Conti has composed for over 70 diverse feature films, including The Karate Kid movies, The Thomas Crown Affair and The Adventures of Huck Finn. His prolific works include recognizable themes for television broadcast such as Good Morning America, The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, ABC Sports and Inside Edition. Moreover, two of his five Emmy Awards were for his creative concept and scoring for the livetelevised New York City Marathon. Mr. Conti served as music director for the internationally live-broadcast Academy Awards ceremony for an amazing 19 times. A sought-after conductor of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, he was also music director for the 4 th of July gala at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC with US President Barack Obama. Among Mr. Conti’s many accolades is a star bearing his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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“On a personal note, I have worked with Supreme Master Ching Hai on many occasions, for each of the anniversary celebrations of their television network, with such luminaries as Stella Stevens, Melba Moore, Debra Wilson, Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, and so many more. The work I have done in helping to craft the sound for such astonishing composers as Bill Conti, David Shire, Don Pippin, Al Kasha and others

Al Kasha is a gifted composer and brilliant lyricist who has made hit records over an illustrious five decades, with works sung by artists such as Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and Donna Summer. His songs, “The Morning After” from the The Poseidon Adventure and “We May Never Love Like this Again” from The Towering Inferno, each won an Academy Award for Best Song. Mr. Kasha created these plus many more acclaimed scores, including for Walt Disney’s beloved classic Pete’s Dragon, which garnered two Oscar nominations. Also to Mr. Kasha’s credit are the animated classic All Dogs Go to Heaven (Fennecus Award for Best Song/ Score), the Golden Globe-nominated Disney film Freaky Friday and Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer starring John Goodman and Whoopi Goldberg. In theater, Mr. Kasha received two Tony Award nominations, one for Best Original Score for his work on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which continues to tour nationally and internationally in the United Kingdom, and another for Copperfield, the Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens’ classic. Also recognized with two Grammy Award nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, and the People’s Choice Award, Mr. Kasha accepted the MovieGuide Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2011.

For theater, Mr. Katsaros composed, arranged, conducted and/or orchestrated for a host of Broadway and Off Broadway productions such as Laughing Room Only, The Life, Footloose, The Rocky Horror Show, Diamonds and the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning A… My Name Is Alice, The Toxic Avenger, and even starred in Hair. For his contribution to Off-Broadway’s Altar Boyz, he was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations. His work on the popular animated series The Tick, Macuso FBI starring Robert Loggia and the ABC Afterschool Specials garnered Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Music Composition. Other compositions and performances on television include The Jim Henson Hour, ABC Saturday Night Movie and Larry King Live, and films such as If Lucy Fell with Sarah Jessica Parker and Me and the Mob starring Sandra Bullock. Mr. Katsaros’ versatile commissioned projects further range from nationally televised special events to personalized symphonies performed as gifts for loved ones. And yes, he is the man who wrote “By Mennen.”

Complementing his celebrated Broadway career is his 12 years as music director of New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall. A guest conductor of leading orchestras worldwide, including the famed Boston Pops Orchestra, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic orchestras. Mr. Pippin was invited to be music director for An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner as seen on PBS, the gala for the 100th birthday of Cole Porter at Carnegie Hall and London’s Prince Edward Theatre, and Jerry Herman’s Broadway, a starstudded Hollywood Bowl television special. He has also led performances honoring Ira Gershwin’s 100th birthday at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He created programs and toured with Marilyn Horne including her performance at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. As a classically trained pianist, Don Pippin has accompanied great entertainers such as Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews and Tony Bennett. He lives with his gentle wife, both animal lovers, and enjoys spending time with many adopted animal companions.

David Shire’s outstanding, prolific legacy shines across the realms of theater, film, television and recordings. He received the Academy Award, with Norman Gimbel, for the song “It Goes Like It Goes” from Norma Rae (1979) and two Grammy Awards for his original music for Saturday Night Fever (1977). Among his numerous feature film scores are those for The Conversation, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, All the President's Men, and Zodiac. His songs have been performed and recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Melissa Manchester, Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Warrens, Julie Andrews, and Billy Preston & Syreeta (the international hit “With You I'm Born Again” with lyrics by Carol Conners), to name just a few. For Broadway, Mr. Shire has composed, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, the music for the musicals Baby and Big, both of which garnered Tony nominations for Best Score. Off-Broadway shows include the Grammy-nominated Starting Here, Starting Now and Closer Than Ever, which won the Outer Critics Circle Award. His numerous television scores have earned five Emmy nominations, and include Sarah, Plain and Tall starring Glenn Close, Rear Window with Christopher Reeve, Raid on Entebbe, and The Women of Brewster Place produced by Oprah Winfrey, as well as the theme song, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for NBC’s Alice. With his talented wife, actress Didi Conn (Grease), Mr. Shire is co-developing the children’s musical television series Didi Lightful. He is a Society of Composers and Lyricists Ambassador, serves on the Dramatists Guild of America’s executive council, and is a Rockland Conservatory of Music trustee.

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“I understand the massive responsibility that’s been given to me in playing Thanh, and I cannot be more grateful for the opportunity. The journey has been quite a challenge but it's been extremely rewarding and spiritually enriching. Thank you to everyone who supported me and showered me with love throughout this whole process. Mum and Dad, this show is for you.” Joanna Ampil

JOANNA AMPIL (THANH) AWARD-WINNING SINGER / ACTRESS Award-winning international theater actress Joanna Ampil is an enchanting sensation in London’s West End and abroad, as well as the pride of her native Philippines. She has starred in numerous coveted musical roles, and collaborated with great composers Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and songwriter Jason Robert Brown, to name a few, plus some of the best theater directors. As a child, Joanna always dreamed of becoming a performer; with her exceptional voice, she built confidence participating in school programs. Then, overnight at age 17, she found herself starring as Kim in Miss Saigon on the prestigious West End in London, UK. It was her first professional theater appearance that began in 1993 and was followed by her opening the original Australian production and starring in the first UK and Southern Ireland Tour.

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As more major roles were offered, Joanna decided to stay in London, where she was selected by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber to play Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar’s 1996 revival and shined as Sheila Franklin in Hair, June in Musicals of Musicals, and Heidi in I Sing. In Les Misérables at London’s Palace and Queen’s Theatres, she played the roles of Eponine then Fantine. She has also been featured in Rent as Mimi (European Tour) and Avenue Q as Christmas Eve at the Noel Coward and Gielgud Theatres.

shared the stage with celebrated British actress Dame Judi Dench, and has appeared in numerous television and radio programs including BBC Television. She returned to her homeland from London to charm audiences in the role of Maria in West Side Story. She also gave her own solo concerts, “Joanna Ampil – I Love…“ in Manila in 2009, and “Joanna Ampil – West End Girl“ in 2010, accompanied by the famed orchestra FILharmoniKA. The same year, she starred as the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio: A New Musical in Singapore. She has also been invited to perform in concerts throughout Asia. As a recording artist, following a solo album titled Joanna Ampil, she released a 12-track pop album Try Love with Sony Music Philippines featuring her renditions of favorite songs. She can also be heard on the International Symphonic Recording of Miss Saigon as Kim, Mary Magdalene in the Jesus Christ Superstar revival album and in the recently recorded “The Postman and the Poet“ as Beatriz. Joanna Ampil was nominated for the Australian Mo Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Miss Saigon, and was nominated for Manila’s Aliw Award, both for Best Actress for West Side Story and for Best Live Performance in a Concert. She also won the Aliw Award for her contributions to live entertainment internationally, and is a Global Filipino awardee.

Joanna has performed before the British Royal Family, heads of state and other dignitaries, singing as Fantine in a special production of Les Misérables at the Windsor Castle. There, Cameron Mackintosh introduced her to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. The blessed Joanna has also

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DAISY EAGAN (GRETA)

CADY HUFFMAN (ELSA)

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Daisy began her career at the age of two, playing a Bag of Wool in a preschool production of Baa Baa Black Sheep. From there, she went on to become the youngest female ever to win a Tony Award for her performance as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award nominations). Her other theater credits include Les Misérables (Broadway), James Joyce’s The Dead (Original Broadway production), Be Aggressive (world premiere at La Jolla, Garland Award honorable mention, and regionally at TheaterWorks), On the Mountain (world premiere at South Coast Reparatory), A View from the Bridge (South Coast Reparatory), The Wild Party (The Blank Theater Company, 2006 LA Weekly Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical) and a whole bunch of other plays and musicals. Her film and TV credits include Losing Isaiah (Paramount), Ripe (Trimark), Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding (Green Street Films), Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs and

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The Unit. Daisy is a co-creator, co-writer and performer in Krystal Park, a soap opera set in a trailer park, pieces of which can be found on YouTube. After taking three years off to finish school and regain her sanity, Daisy has returned to performing, premiering her one-woman show Still Daisy After All These Years in 2010 in Los Angeles. The show premiered in New York City at the Laurie Beechman Theater on March 28. She can also be seen around Los Angeles in various cabarets and benefit performances. In her extremely limited free time she likes to write bios, paint, knit (only things that are rectangular or square), read and cook. Daisy became a published writer with her creative non-fiction piece “Red, Grey and Blue” in the online publication Splinter Generation (www.splintergeneration.com). She is also a frequent contributor to AADA alum Kurt Bloom’s news magazine, Antiochracy.

Cady Huffman was born and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara, California where her love for the arts blossomed. She studied tirelessly throughout her childhood and at the age of 18 set out to conquer Broadway. Success came early. Her Broadway debut was as a teenage drag queen in La Cage Aux Folles. She never looked back. Cady is perhaps best known on Broadway for her Tony Award-winning performance as Ulla in The Producers. This led to her unforgettable recurring role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm where she very nearly became Larry David’s 10th anniversary present. Prior to The Producers, Cady was Tony-nominated for her role as Ziegfeld’s Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies with Keith Carradine. Other Broadway productions have included Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Bob Fosse’s last original musical Big Deal.

In feature films Cady was seen most recently in John Wells’ The Company Men opposite Ben Affleck and Chris Cooper. Other film work has included John Turturro’s star-studded musical film Romance & Cigarettes, Hero with Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis and Andy Garcia, and starring roles in the Indy films Dare, $20 Drinks, Billy’s Dad Is a Fudgepacker, Space Marines and Throw the Hoolihan. Cady also produced Sunday on the Rocks which was directed by Joe Morton. In it she stars along with her good friends, Julie White and Suzzanne Douglass. The film won 2nd Place Feature at the New Haven Film Festival. Her television credits include guest appearances on The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The George Carlin Show, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, Mad About You and Frasier. On Daytime TV she was the second Dr. Paige Miller on One Life

To Live. She can currently be seen for the ninth consecutive season judging fine cuisine in Kitchen Stadium on The Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Cady lends her talents and resources to several charitable causes, including Creative Alternatives of New York, AIDS awareness, breast cancer research, women’s heart health and animal rights. As an advocate for the arts, she has traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak to Senators and Members of Congress. She has spoken on panels at the Sundance Film Festival, Brown University and Harvard University, focusing on the Arts and First Amendment rights. She is passionate about keeping the Arts in public schools and helping young people realize their potential.

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cast in 2004, after the beloved musical had run for an impressive 1,852 performances on Broadway. He was also featured as the Master of Ceremonies in the 1998 acclaimed revival of the Broadway musical Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes. In 2008, Adam played the role of Freddie, the American, alongside Rent co-star Idina Menzel and Josh Groban in Chess for two sold-out performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The recorded performance was televised on British and American television, including on PBS’s Great Performances series, and was also released on DVD.

“It has been a true honor to be involved with Supreme Master TV’s production of ‘The Real Love.’ I have reconnected with some old friends and made some new ones that I’m sure will be for a lifetime. And on top of that, to be a part of this beautiful life and amazing story of Supreme Master Ching Hai is an experience I will never forget. XOXO” Robert Torti

Along with reprising his principal cast role in the film version of Rent, he has also appeared in other films such as SLC Punk!, School of Rock, the movie musical Temptation and independent movies such as Falling Star. His television appearances include Cold Case and The Backyardigans. With his powerful rock-and-roll tenor voice that sets him apart from the beginning, Adam Pascal’s dream has always been to be a musician, having been in several bands before his Broadway career. Through a solo recording contract on Sh-K-Boom Records, co-founded by his Aida co-star Sherie Rene Scott, he has released two solo rock albums, Model Prisoner (2000) and Civilian (2004). He also contributed a cover of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” to the CD titled Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays.

ADAM PASCAL (ROLF) TONY NOMINEE Some of the most cherished roles in recent Broadway history were created by Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal, who is also an OffBroadway Award and Theatre World Award winner. He soared to stardom for his role as rock guitarist Roger Davis in the original US and UK casts of Rent, the 1996 Broadway blockbuster musical that also starred Taye Diggs and Anthony Rapp. Adam’s performance – his musical debut – garnered him the Tony Award nomination. He went on to star in Rent’s 2005 film version, 2007 production, and 2009 Broadway Tour across the US as well as abroad. In addition, Adam originated the lead role of the Egyptian general Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, which premiered in Chicago in 1998 and on Broadway in 2000. He starred in the opening original cast from 1998 to 2000 and again for the closing

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Forming a band called Me and Larry with songwriter and pianist Larry Edoff, Adam has performed original songs as well as Broadway favorites in smaller venues throughout the US, winning the 2007-2008 Golden Icon Award for Best Small Venue Concert. The band’s first album is the acclaimed Blinding Light, released in 2008 on the singer’s own label. In 2008, he recorded a ballad titled “Eva Wanted” with Broadway actress and recording artist Maya Days. Me and Larry, lauded for its diverse stylistic range, lyrical depth, and expressive vocals, continues to present shows across the country and is currently creating a new CD of fresh interpretations of Broadway musical songs.

ROBERT TORTI (KLAUS) TONY NOMINEE Multi-award-winning actor Robert Torti has performed prolifically in theater, film and television. His many memorable performances include his portrayal of Greaseball in the original production of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1987. Robert’s other colorful Broadway and London credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in which he played an Elvis Presley-style Pharaoh. Later, Lord Lloyd-Webber invited Robert to play the Pharaoh again in the hit film version of the musical with Donny Osmond as Joseph. His performance in Godspell as Jesus won him a Drama-Logue Award for Best Actor. It was also a Godspell performance as a teenager that earned him a signing as a contract player to Universal Studios at the age of 17. He has also won an Ovation Award for Best Actor for his role as Jesus and Jack in the musical Reefer Madness. Furthermore, he originated the role of Bob in the London and Broadway hit Smokey Joe’s Café, in which his gifted wife and actress DeLee Lively-Torti also appeared. He has been featured in West Side Story; Jesus Christ Superstar; Grease; To Sir, with Love; Sneaux and Little Fish. Meanwhile, Robert Torti has been sought after in many television and film productions since his debut in 1981 as a guest actor on the popular drama series Little House on the Prairie. Currently, he is known as Kurt, the rock-and-roll band member dad of the twin main characters on the popular

Emmy Award-nominated Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. He has also starred in Vinnie & Bobby as Bobby with Matt LeBlanc, and had regular roles in The Drew Carey Show as Jay and the soap operas Generations and The Young and the Restless as Salvatore Staley. He has guest starred in over 60 episodes of shows including P. I. Private Investigations, Family Passions, Beverly Hills 90210, South of Sunset, Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place; sitcoms including Family Ties, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; sci-fi series such as Quantum Leap and Out of This World, and many others. In film, he was cast in 1996 as teen idol Freddy Frederickson in the Academy Award-nominated musical film That Thing You Do!, Tom Hanks’ directorial debut film. Robert’s performance garnered him a gold record. Known as a Fickman comedy player, Robert has taken on leads and supporting leads in director Andy Fickman’s films, including Race to Witch Mountain, The Game Plan, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, Who’s Your Daddy? and She’s the Man. He also lent his voice to the 2009 computer-animated film, Foodfight, which featured other celebrity voices. Robert has just completed the lead role of Damien alongside Eric Roberts in the 2011 independent comedy film White T.

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BETTY BUCKLEY

FILIPPA GIORDANO

SHIRLEY JONES

TRENT KOWALIK

KIRIL KULISH

FAITH RIVERA

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ITALIAN POP CLASSICAL STAR VEGAN

OSCAR WINNER

TONY WINNER

TONY WINNER

EMMY WINNER VEGAN

Oscar winner and 3-time Emmy nominee Shirley Jones already showed signs of extraordinary talent by age six as the youngest member of her church choir. She impressed America’s #1 musical show masters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein during an audition for South Pacific. She quickly got the lead role in Me and Juliet and also earned the coveted role of Laurey in Oklahoma! among scores of contenders. Movie follow-ups came one after another for America’s new Cinderella Sweetheart such as Carousel, yet another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic motion picture musical, in which she co-starred with Gordon MacRae; The Courtship of Eddie’s Father opposite Glenn Ford; Bedtime Story with David Niven and Marlon Brando; The Happy Ending with Lloyd Bridges; and The Cheyenne Social Club with Henry Fonda and James Stewart, plus more. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1960 for her powerful performance in the film Elmer Gantry opposite Burt Lancaster. For The Music Man with Robert Preston, everyone knew that only Shirley Jones could play Marion, which she did superbly. She is also well-known for The Partridge Family series as the matriarch of the family’s successful rock and roll band. Meanwhile, she has appeared in significant TV-movie specials, including the Emmynominated Silent Night, Lonely Night and There Were Times, Dear, and toured the world performing her symphony concerts.

The sensational Tony winning actor, dancer and singer Trent Kowalik made his theatrical debut in 2007 at age 12 as Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical, with music by Sir Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall. He then performed his starring role on Broadway from 2008 to 2010. With 250 impressive performances to his name, at age 14, he earned one of the musical’s 10 Tony Awards, for Best Actor in a Musical, as well as a Theater Fans’ Choice Award, Fred Astaire Award, Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award.

Tony winner Kiril Kulish, age 17, is an actor, dancer, singer, musician and all-around sensation. He is best known for playing the starring role of Billy in Sir Elton John and Lee Hall’s Billy Elliot the Musical for its Broadway opening in 2008. For his fantastic performance, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and more recently a Fred Astaire Award, Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award.

Dubbed “the Voice of Broadway” by New York Magazine, the internationally acclaimed Betty Buckley received the Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in the original cast of Cats. Ms. Buckley also played Hesione in Triumph of Love, which led to her second Tony nomination, and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, which received an Olivier Award nomination. Her other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Off-Broadway appearances including White Lies, Elegies and The Eros Trilogy, along with many regional credits, she also starred in the London production of Promises, Promises. Ms. Buckley starred in the hit television series Eight Is Enough and the HBO series Oz while guest starring in many other programs. She has appeared in films such as Carrie, Tender Mercies, The Happening and Woody Allen’s Another Woman. Admired for her deeply expressive voice, the Broadway legend has released 12 CD albums, including the Grammynominated Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar. She received her second Grammy nomination for the audio book The Diaries of Adam and Eve. For over four decades, Ms. Buckley has also taught workshops across the US on the art of performing.

Italian singer Filippa Giordano grew up in a musical family loving both opera and pop. In 1998, she released her first album, Passioni, whose international version, Filippa Giordano, was released by Warner Classic UK in 1999. The record climbed to the top of world classical charts and she achieved Gold Status in Australia and Japan. She was also the honored guest at the first British Classical Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In 2000, HRH Prince Charles of Wales invited her to hold a concert for his gala and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted a dinner in her honor. With the song “Amarti Si,” she participated for her second time at the Sanremo Festival, this time in the “celebrities” category. A winner of the German ECHO Classical Music Award in the Music Without Borders category, she has sung with ABBA’s Frida and Oscar winner Vangelis, and performed on four occasions for Pope John Paul II. In 2007, her Prima Donna reached Gold Status in Mexico and she went on tour. In 2008, she achieved yet another gold record with the album With Love to Mexico. More recently, she has given concerts in Mexico’s most prestigious venues such as Castillo de Chapultepec, Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional, and at the 10,000-plus-capacity Auditorio Telmex with Maestro Armando Manzanero, Gianluca Grignani and the Pandora Trio. Her new album will feature arrangements that blend Mexican and Italian cultures for the first time. Filippa Giordano is a committed vegan.

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At the tender age of four, Trent Kowalik began tap and ballet lessons at Dorothy’s School of Dance and studied Irish step dancing with the Inishfree School of Irish Dance in Long Island, USA. Through diligent training, by 2006, at age 11, he won the World Irish Dancing Championship in step dancing. Now 16 and determined in his performing career, he continues private voice lessons along with his dance education at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.

At age 12, he garnered the Hope Award for Best Overall Performance at the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest student ballet competition, winning the top honors again at age 13 with the Youth Grand Prix Award. Also at 13, Kiril won a national competition and became a US Ballroom Dance Champion. He went on to perform globally with the San Diego Academy of Ballet, Junior Company, and received scholarship offers to the world’s most prestigious ballet schools. Also gifted as a concert pianist, Kiril Kulish is currently working on screen and theater projects while performing at special venues to inspire people to follow their dreams.

Emmy Award-winning Faith Rivera is a singer, songwriter and “positive music artist.” Her far-reaching, inspirational music has been featured on popular television shows including ER, Scrubs and Passions. Faith received an Emmy Award in 2003 for Outstanding Original Song with “Forever Near.” She has released six solo CDs and won numerous accolades including 2006 New Age Album of the Year, 2006 Most Uniting Song and 2005 Best Music Video by the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival. She has amazed audiences across the US, Australia and Japan with her high-energy, mind-opening performances. Her transformational songs have been made theme songs for organizations and events. The Philippine artist collaborated with many musicians such as Al Jarreau and Brian McKnight in recording the song “Give Your Love” to call for peace. She also supports endeavors by spiritual authors and teachers such as Marianne Williamson and Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith. Faith is a Peace Ambassador for Fine & Performing Artists for World Peace as well as a peace-exemplifying vegan.

Had she not found a career in the entertainment industry, she would have followed her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Ms. Jones remains a devoted animal lover who has several adopted animal companions.

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TOM SCHMID

DICK VAN PATTEN

LYNNE WINTERSTELLER

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ACTOR

SOPRANO

He has performed on Broadway in the revival of an Irving Berlin musical that ran 701 times at the Marquis Theatre, and starred in show-stopping dual roles in Jekyll & Hyde. Recently, he appeared as Captain von Trapp in the Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music.

The tremendously accomplished Dick Van Patten has been in 27 Broadway plays, 600 radio shows, and dozens of feature films and television series. He is best known as the loving patriarch Tom Bradford on the hit sitcom series Eight Is Enough, for which he earned the #33 spot in TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.

A charming soprano and talented actress, Lynne has appeared in several musicals, including Richard Maltby and David Shire’s Off-Broadway hit Closer Than Ever, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred on Broadway in the Tonynominated Rodgers and Hammerstein revue titled A Grand Night for Singing. She is featured on both original cast albums.

He also starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in European productions. OffBroadway, he was featured in The Great Debate and Queen of Hearts. In regional and other theater productions, he has been featured in The Who’s Tommy with Alice Ripley (Ricardo Montalban Theatre), I Do! I Do! (Pasadena Playhouse) and The Little Foxes. Hugely praised for his tenor voice, Tom has an impressive list of over 40 film and television credits over the past nine years, with recurring roles in at least 14 of them. He has been seen on Medium, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, Scrubs, CSI: Las Vegas and CSI: Miami, Bones, Charmed, Gilmore Girls and more. Megöleli és megcsókolja his bride Anita and toddler Oliver. www.tomschmid.com

Mr. Van Patten began as a child actor on Broadway, starting with Tapestry in Grey. Later featured in Mama, Young Dr. Malone, Happy Days, The Love Boat, and many others, he has contributed to the popular shows of every decade, from I Dream of Jeannie in the 1970s to The Facts of Life in 1987 to Touched by an Angel in the 1990s and 7th Heaven in 2004. The prolific actor has starred in films such as Freaky Friday with Jodie Foster, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Soylent Green, Spaceballs, and the Oscar-winning movie, Charly. He recently appeared in Freezerburn alongside Peter Dobson, David Faustino, Robert Hays and Rachel Hunter. Mr. Van Patten has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The author of several bestselling books including How To Get Your Child into Show Business, he more recently co-wrote, Eighty Is Not Enough, sharing his insightful journey in the entertainment industry. He is a lover of all animals and works to rescue those in need.

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Her other Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Annie with her long and successful role as Grace Farrell, the revival of Company and Richard Cory for which she won the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Best Actress Award. In regional theater, Lynne has presented numerous newer musicals including the West Coast premiere of The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, for which she received a Los Angeles Ovation nomination. She was also invited to Chicago’s prestigious Orchestra Hall to recreate Pam Sakarian in Maltby and Shire’s Baby. In television, she appeared in shows such as Law & Order, Total Security, Big Brother Jake, Saved by the Bell and One Life to Live. As a recording artist, Lynne has sung with some of America's most reputable symphonies and composers and continues to collaborate with Academy Awardwinning composer David Shire on their Film & Broadway Pop’s concert series. This Christmas she returns as featured soloist along with maestro Carl Topilow and her hometown Firelands Symphony Orchestra.

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Ryan's diverse performances include Ruben in Mask, Narrator in Ms. Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse), The Flunky, Jake in Side Show, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors and Scar Tissue in Marisol. A graduate of UCLA’s Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program, he originated the role of Wally in Life Could Be a Dream (LAWEE & LADCC winner). www.ryancastellino.com

LAURA CASTLE An American Musical and Dramatic Academy graduate, Laurie delighted audiences in regional theater productions such as Fun Family Festival of Tragedy, Around the World in 80 Days, Anna in the Tropics, Marisol and Real Women Have Curves: The Musical. Also seen in national commercials and films, she thanks her friends and family for all their love and support. “¡Que Viva La Revolución!”

GLORY CURDA Glory is excited to work with such an amazing team. Credits include Ballon Girl in Gypsy, Law & Order: SVU and Make It or Break It and the film Pocketful of Posey. Love to Riley, Piper, Major, Saylor. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Brilliant Talent, Lisa Picotte. Her performance is dedicated to her Daddy serving in Afghanistan who wishes he could be here to see her.

JAY DONNELL With a National Tour for Miss Saigon (John u/s) and regional work in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Side Show, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rent, Hollywood Bowl’s South Pacific and Kiss Me, Kate, to name a few, Jay also appears in the TV series Lost Tapes, the film Joshua Tree, 1951 and national commercials. Specials thanks to KSR Talent Agency, MD Casting and The Real Love Team.

CLÉMENCE DU BARRÉ Clémence is thrilled to share the stage with such amazing talents for her American debut. An American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate, she has played Frenchie in Grease’s French production, taught dance in major musical schools, and toured with many groups throughout her native France and Europe. She sends all her love to Mimi, Mom, Ti’nor, Ti’Jeanne and AADA.

CLAYTON FARRIS The Texas native is honored to be working with such talented performers. His notable credits include West Side Story (Hudson Backstage), Eurydice (Hayworth Theatre), The Ayana Hampton Show (REDCAT) and The Twilight of the Golds. He is a performer on CMT’s Your Chance to Dance, is a standup comedian, and is seen in national commercials. Clayton thanks the production team, cast and crew.

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ZACHARY FORD He performed in Spamalot in Las Vegas, Camelot (Pasadena Playhouse), West Side Story (StageSceneLA’s Outstanding Lead Actor Award), Jacques Brel... (Colony Theatre), iGhost (Lyric Theatre) and Into The Woods. A Chicago College of Performing Arts graduate, Zachary sends love to his wife Bobbie, his family, MDC, The Gage Group and AEA. www.zacharyford.com

STEPHANIE HAYSLIP Stephanie is honored and thrilled to be involved in The Real Love and its incredible team. The Ohio native has been seen throughout the US, New York and Los Angeles. Her recent credits include: The Sound of Music, Willy Wonka and Rent as Gwen. She sends adoration to Mark, Kris and Nick for lifting her spirit, and love to her life’s constants. www.stephaniehayslip.com

LATONYA HOLMES Most recently seen in the 1st National Touring Company of The Color Purple, Latonya won the Joseph Jefferson Award for her portrayal of “Lorrell” in Dreamgirls at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire. While lending her vocal talents to many top recording artists, she released her first CD, Love Me Just for Me (iTunes) and music video Beautiful Day (Youtube. com). Be Blessed! www.latonyaholmes.com

MUEEN JAHAN Mueen, who holds a master’s degree, has performed with notable theaters such as in Bombay Dreams, Homebody/Kabul, Galileo, Suburbia, Snow Queen, Asylum (LA Ovation Award nomination) and Much Ado About Nothing. Television and film work include An American Carol, Victorious, The Sopranos, Law & Order and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

REBECCA JOHNSON Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of The Real Love! She was in productions across Los Angeles and New York City, including The Tinsley Bumble Show (Women’s Entertainment Channel), Zanna Don’t (LADCC winner), Pippin, iGhost, Easy Bake Lovin’ and the WB.com series Downer’s Grove. She thanks her wonderful family and friends for their support. www.rebeccajohnson.com

MICHAEL MARCHAK A Rhode Islander and University of Southern California graduate, Michael was featured in A Chorus Line (San Diego Musical Theatre), Footloose (Glendale Centre Theatre), My Fair Lady (Downey Civic Light Opera), The Wild Party (Musical Theatre Repertoire) and A Chorus Line (Morgan-Wixson Theatre). He is excited to be part of this new show and hopes you enjoy it as much as he has.

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MICHIKO SASAKI

The gifted Carlos' favorite projects include the films Finishing the Game (2007 Sundance Film Festival) and Electronica (Cannes Short Corner), and stage performances The Drowsy Chaperone as Adolpho, Life Could Be a Dream as Skip, The Wizard of Oz as Tin Man, The Pajama Game as Sid, Singing in the Rain as Cosmo, The Fantasticks as El Gallo, Phantom, Oklahoma! and Pharoah.

Michiko is grateful to God each day. Her favorite credits are Grease as Cha Cha, Crazy For You as Mitzi, The King and I as Eliza and West Side Story. She performed in the Tony-winning 42nd Street in over 30 US cities for its 1st National Tour, and is a New York’s Radio City Rockette. She has appeared on television in General Hospital and White Collar and in the new film In the Night.

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LANA MCKISSACK Lana has appeared in The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line, Hot Mikado, Songs for a New World, plus more. The former Sony Records recording artist has performed abroad including at the Sydney Opera House. Screen credits include Four Rooms, A Thousand Cranes and Grace Under Fire. Big thanks to David O! Love to her family, friends and Nathan (18!). For Daddy. th

BRUCE MERKLE A Sarasota, Florida native, Bruce studied at Florida State University and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He was part of the original cast in the world premiere of A Tale of Two Cities (Asolo Repertory Theatre). His television appearances include How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Love Bites and Victorious.

MARC OKA His credits include She Loves Me as Headwaiter, Seussical as Vlad Vladikoff and as a choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar. On Broadway, Marc was assistant choreographer for Flower Drum Song and Miss Saigon, and appeared in Bells Are Ringing and Fosse. He performed on National Tours with Cats, Anything Goes and Miss Saigon, and in the new film The Muppets. whitegatedesignstudio.com

DOMONIQUE PATON Delighted to be working with such a great cast in The Real Love, the charming Domonique has performed recently in Little Shop of Horrors as Crystal, Rent as Mimi, Hairspray International Tour and Grinch National Tour as Phyllis Who. She sends love to her very supportive family and friends. XOXO to Devin Paton, the funniest person she knows.

DAVID RAIMO Last seen in the 2nd National Tour of Mamma Mia! as Sky, David has also toured nationally in Chicago (Fred Casely/Billy Flynn u/s), Cats (Munkustrap) and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. His many regional credits include Hollywood Bowl’s Guys and Dolls and The Fantasticks (Matt). The Oklahoma City University graduate gives special thanks to Michael Donovan and the gals at KSR Talent Agency!

On Broadway, Alonzo appeared in two Tony-winning musicals: 1996 revival of Chicago The Musical and 1995 Showboat. He was featured in London’s West End and European tour of The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas as Sammy Davis, Jr. Recently working with composer Leslie Bricusse on the premiere of Sammy!, he has also joined major US symphonies’ Broadway Pops series.

LEAH SEMINARIO Leah is thrilled to be part of the amazing talent in The Real Love. Broadway National Tours include Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar and Seussical the Musical. She has been recently seen in The Who’s Tommy in Hollywood starring Alice Ripley and Chess (Matthew, Susan). She thanks her supportive family, inspiring husband Brian and son Vincent.

NIKKI TOMLINSON Nikki has appeared in Guys and Dolls (Hollywood Bowl), Pippin (Mark Taper), National Tour of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hairspray, Gypsy and My Fair Lady (Sacramento Music Circus). The acclaimed University of Northern Colorado graduate’s television credits include Eagleheart, X-Play and Date Night. Thanks to KSR Talent Agency, Michael Donovan & company!

KAREN VOLPE Karen appeared as Fanny in Funny Girl, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense (Downey CLO), Florence Greenberg in Baby, It’s You! (Pasadena Playhouse’s preview) and Gilda in Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy (Gilda’s Club WNY). She also played Shulie in the National Tour of Schoolhouse Rock Live!.

ERIN ZARUBA Erin recently appeared in a Greenwood concert reading with Adam Pascal and Eden Espinosa. Favorite credits include Into the Woods as Cinderella, The Last 5 Years as Kathy, The Producers and 42nd Street. She was a finalist in LA’s Next Great Stage Star competition. She thanks Dave Secor at the Daniel Hoff Agency, her loving husband Ryan, and her supportive family and friends!

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I’m tired! Heart broken. Have no more patience. After all I’m only a frail mortal, You know it! I quit. P.S. till tomorrow.

• Excerpt from “P.S. Till Tomorrow” Poetry collection: Silent Tears by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her 30s

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CHRISTOPHER SHELTON DIRECTOR Multi-award-winning Christopher Shelton is a tremendously accomplished stage director as well as a much sought-after film and television director/writer/producer. In theater, he is the winner of two Best Director Awards from Drama-Logue for his work on Candida and Tartuffe, performed at Bank Playhouse, as well as a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for directing Mysteries and Miracles, shown at the Hillside Repertory. Mr. Shelton’s production of Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town was featured in the Los Angeles Times’ Best Theater of 1999. Other directing projects have included The Odd Couple, Orpheus in the Underworld, Threepenny Opera, School for Wives, As You Like It, Private Lives, Under Milk Wood, Blithe Spirit, Letty and The Great God Brown. For the last four years, he has served as a judge for the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards, whose grants have helped to develop Pulitzer Prize-nominated plays. Mr. Shelton is also the performance director at the Griffith Observatory in Hollywood, where his multi-media planetarium shows, featuring full-dome animation and narration by live actors, are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each week. Equally skilled in television and film, he is a frequent producer/director for ABC’s on-air

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promotions, including recent campaigns for Lost, No Ordinary Family, the Country Music Awards and Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Over the years, he has directed numerous award-winning television commercials, such as those for Toyota, Home Savings of America, IBM and Disneyland. His special 3-minute commercials for Mobil, featuring the famous Pilobolus Dance Theatre, won three national CLIO Awards. In over 30 years of filmmaking, Mr. Shelton has directed, produced and written many television programs and series for PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, TLC, Animal Planet, Home and Garden and Travel Channel. His shows include: History Detectives, Unusual Suspects, Spec-Ops Mission, The Science of Summer, Lance Armstrong: Survivor Stories, Amazing Medical Stories, Transplant as hosted by Dr. Oz, Reel Homes and Hollywood’s Greatest Stunts. The films he has directed have garnered many awards in at least eight major film festivals across the country. Mr. Shelton is a Directing Fellow of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He has also created and directed specialized programs for humanitarian organizations including the International Rescue Committee and other diverse institutions.

KEITH DIXON

MICHAEL DONOVAN, CSA

FRANK EVANS

COSTUME DESIGNER

PRODUCTION MANAGER

CASTING DIRECTOR

WRITER

Kate Bergh’s designs are seen in notable Los Angeles and Chicago theaters’ productions, including Gigi, They’re Playing Our Song, How to Succeed in Business, A Funny Thing Happened…, The Fantastiks, Dangerous Beauty, Les Seours, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Diary of Anne Frank, Kiss Me, Kate, Prisoner of Second Avenue and currently Cabaret, South Street, and Next Fall. Designing for the stage is her first love and she is happy to be working with everyone in The Real Love.

Keith Dixon is the president and owner of Patterson Avenue Productions providing turnkey production services to multi-national companies. With over 25 years of experience, he was the executive producer of over 75 corporate theater events with audiences of up to 50,000; producer/director of over 3,000 corporate television productions; live television director for more than 400 interactive television broadcasts. Some have won him CINE Golden Eagle Awards, Telly Awards and Davey Awards.

Michael Donovan is the recipient of five Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. His credits include productions at the Hollywood Bowl, Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Falcon Theatre, Colony Theatre, and more. Newest projects include Hairspray, South Street, Heavier Than and How To Train Your Dragon’s new live-version tour. Other credits include tours of Aida, Beauty and the Beast and Buddy, numerous films, nine TV series and over 1,200 commercials.

Frank Evans co-wrote the Off-Broadway musical, Abie’s Island Rose, biographical play Puma and Chicago produced musical version of Dinner at Eight, which garnered a Jerry Bock Award. With his work named “Best of the Year” by multiple media, his Back Home, the War Brides Musical won the Spirit Award for Best New Work. He serves on the Tony-winning BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop’s steering committee, and is producing director of Musical Mondays Theatre Lab in New York.

RICK GEYER

PAULA HOLT

MARK KNOWLES

CRICKET S. MYERS

WIG DESIGNER

PRODUCER

CHOREOGRAPHER

SOUND DESIGNER

On Broadway, Rick Geyer’s designs were part of The Kentucky Cycle and Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. Regional theater credits include world premieres and classics at Los Angeles’ esteemed theaters and opera houses. Over 18 years as wig master for LA Opera, he has designed for more than 140 productions, including the world premiere of Grendel and a televised La Traviata starring Renee Fleming. Current projects include designs for Reprise!.

Paula Holt is an independent producer and president of Tiffany Theatricals, currently developing I/Elizabeth. She created and ran The Tiffany Theatres in West Hollywood. She is the Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, faculty member at the University of Southern California School of Theatre and Los Angeles Stage Alliance board member. She has won the James A. Doolittle Award for Leadership in Los Angeles Theatre, four Ovation Awards, Garland Award and Drama-Logue Award.

Mark Knowles has directed/choreographed over 300 productions, including La Cage aux Folles’ South American premiere, Big Bang! in Singapore, Los Angeles’ The Good-bye Girl starring Tony-winner Debbie Gravitte, OffBroadway’s Hysterical Blindness and the Radio City Rockettes. His bluegrass musical That Other Woman’s Child is set for London and Broadway. He is the author of three books, The Tap Dance Dictionary, Tap Roots: The Early History of Tap Dancing, winner of the American Library Association’s 2004 Choice Award, and The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dances.

VEGETARIAN On Broadway, Cricket Myers won a 2011 Drama Desk Award and Tony nomination for Best Sound Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Off-Broadway and regional credits include Marvelous Wonderettes, The Little Dog Laughed and In the Wake. With over 200 Los Angeles productions, she has earned 13 Ovation Award nominations, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and Back Stage Garland Award. She is a vegetarian.

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SONG DAVID O

DARRYL PALAGI

MUSIC DIRECTOR

LIGHTING DESIGNER

WRITER

MAKEUP ARTIST

DIRECTOR

David O is a multi-award-winning musical director, composer and pianist. His composition “A Map of Los Angeles” was commissioned, and performed twice, by the LA Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Some of David’s noted theatrical productions include 33 Variations, Harps and Angels, Toy Story: the Musical, Ubu Roi, The Wild Party and 13.

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Tom Shelton is a longtime playwright, songwriter, and actor whose musical adaptation of the juvenile classic Caddie Woodlawn, written with Susan Hunter, has enjoyed productions nationwide, is published by Samuel French, and won the Landers Theatre National Playwriting Award. He co-authored a series of musical comedy mystery scripts successfully produced by The Gourmet Detective, an interactive dinner theater company, as well as original works and classic fairy tales musically adapted for Hollywood’s Barnsdall Theater.

Sherilyn Stetz’s work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Modern Bride, FHM and Glamour magazines, on screen including in Baywatch, Ally McBeal, Desperate Housewives, What Women Want, In Her Shoes, Bridesmaids and currently Conan, and in the recent play Perseus. With numerous celebrity clients such as Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt, the MAC Master Class instructor also started Project ButterflyLA helping formerly homeless job seekers look and feel better.

Cheryl began as assistant choreographer to Gene Kelly and Kenny Ortega, and worked with Meryl Streep and Jason Alexander. She has worked on 20 films including Xanadu, Tap, Pennies From Heaven, 500 Days of Summer, and The Muppet Movie; on television, Glee, General Hospital, Academy and Golden Globe Awards, How I Met Your Mother and Community, to name a few. She directed and choreographed for theater nationally and abroad, recently for the Cabrillo Christmas Spectacular (Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy).

TOM WARE

GARY WISSMAN

Go to www.davidomusic.com for more info on David’s acclaimed work around the world.

JASON H. THOMPSON

HETHYR (RED) VERHOEF

SHERILYN STETZ

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CHERYL BAXTER

SCOTT LAVENDER

DAVID LOBER

PROJECTION DESIGNER

STAGE MANAGER

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

SET DESIGNER

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

STAGE MANAGER

Broadway: Baby It’s You! Off-Broadway: Remember Me (Parsons Dance Company, Joyce Theatre/ National Tour), This Beautiful City (Vineyard Theatre). Recent: Venice (Kirk Douglas Theatre, KC Rep), Ordinary Days (South Coast Rep), The Night is a Child (Pasadena Playhouse), Distracted (Theatreworks). Jason also designs video content for Stars on Ice 2006-2011 USA and Canadian Tours, and is an adjunct professor at UCLA.

Hethyr’s work has been seen at the Mark Taper Forum in Parade, the Main Street Theatre Company, on A Year with Frog and Toad, Cinderella, The Gingerbread Man, and for Reprise Theatre Co. A Funny Thing… and They’re Playing Our Song with Jason Alexander. Hethyr has worked for many years on numerous productions as lead flyman and deck lead. Some favorites are Mask, Sisterella, Sister Act, Ray Charles Live, The Importance of Being Ernest, The Old Settler, Doubt, Purlie, and many, many more. Kisses to Isara Naya.

Producing Director - Pasadena Playhouse: 26 world premieres with 7 Broadway transfers including Accomplice (Jason Alexander); Solitary Confinement (Stacy Keach); Looped (Valerie Harper); Sister Act the Musical and Baby It’s You!. Executive Producer - Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles: Much Ado About Nothing (Helen Hunt); The Trial of Hamlet (US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy); and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Tom Hanks, Kenneth Branagh). President - Production Solutions: providing global production services (Joan Baez, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw).

Gary Wissman is the winner of numerous Drama-Logue and other awards. He has designed for 29 productions at the Pasadena Playhouse alone. In over 30 years, his impressive scenery has been seen in Los Angeles’ respected theaters such as The Ensemble Theatre Santa Barbara and Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, across the USA, and in Canada, Germany and Austria, plus a recent production that opened in New York’s Beacon Theatre and concluded at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

Scott Lavender has had an eclectic career as music director for singers Glenn Yarbrough and Toni Tennille, and currently as Johnny Mathis’ conductor and pianist. He has worked with noted US orchestras and artists, and composed or shaped over 200 symphony orchestra pieces. Recently, acclaimed television commercials featured music from West Side Story which he arranged, orchestrated, and conducted. He is flattered to be involved with so many talented people in this spectacular production.

On Broadway, National Tour, or in Los Angeles, David has been the Production Stage Manager for Wicked, The Lion King, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Aida, The Ten Commandments, Sunset Blvd, The Light in the Piazza, Caroline or Change, and Saturday Night Fever. Recently, in Los Angeles, David was the Production Stage Manager for 33 Variations, starring Jane Fonda, Burn This, and the hip hop rap musical Venice.

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In a career spanning over four decades, Darryl Palagi brought lighting to many early rock ‘n’ roll concert stages. He has been the lighting director for corporate events in over a dozen countries with multi-national corporations, and served as director of photography for classics such as The Golden Girls, Alf, Boy Meets World, and recently The Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck. He is a vegetarian.

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Orchestra David O - Conductor and Pianist WINDS Carol Chaikin - Reed 1: Flute, Clarinet, Wood Flute Brian Walsh - Reed 2: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet Maya Barrera - Reed 3: Oboe, English Horn

BRASS Allen Fogle - French Horn Denis Jiron - Trombone, Bass Trombone Erick Jovel - Trumpet, Flugelhorn Amy Sanchez - French Horn

RHYTHM Brian Kennedy - Keyboards Joey Muskat - Timpani and Percussion John Storie - Electric and Acoustic Guitar Kurt Walther - Drum Kit, Octopad

STRINGS Mark Breitenbach - Acoustic and Electric Bass Paul Cartwright - Violin Yvette Holzwarth - Violin Steve Huber - Violin John Krovoza - Cello Tom Lea - Viola Ina Veli - Violin Mike Whitson - Viola Alwyn Wright - Violin

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THE REAL LOVE: FEATURED SONG

CREATIVE TEAM & CREW

Poem by Supreme Master Ching Hai Music by Don Pippin Orchestration by Doug Katsaros

Composers: Bill Conti Al Kasha Doug Katsaros Don Pippin David Shire

Guest Stars: Betty Buckley Filippa Giordano Shirley Jones Trent Kowalik Kiril Kulish Faith Rivera Tom Schmid Lynne Wintersteller

Lyrics based on poems by Supreme Master Ching Hai Book by Frank Evans and Tom Shelton

Director: Cheryl Baxter Musical Director: Scott Lavender Stage Manager: David Lober

THE REAL LOVE: A NEW MUSICAL Cast (in order of appearance): Elsa – Cady Huffman Thanh – Joanna Ampil Linh – Glory Curda Klaus – Robert Torti Rolf – Adam Pascal Mother-in-law – Shirley Jones Father-in-law – Dick Van Patten Greta – Daisy Eagan Rajeev/Sadhu – Mueen Jahan Ensemble Members: Ryan Castellino Laura Castle Jay Donnell Clemence du Barre Clayton Farris Zachary Ford Stephanie Hayslip Latonya Holmes Rebecca Ann Johnson Michael J. Marchak Carlos Martin

Bruce Merkle Lana McKissack Marc Oka Domonique Paton David Raimo Michiko Sasaki Alonzo Saunders Leah Seminario Nikki Tomlinson Karen Volpe Erin Zaruba

Producers: Peter Peace, Paula Holt and Doug Katsaros Associate Producer: Tom Ware Director: Chris Shelton Musical Director: David O Orchestrator: Doug Katsaros Choreographer: Mark Knowles Stage Manager: Hethyr (Red) Verhoef Casting Director: Michael Donovan, CSA Associate Casting Director: Peter Matyas, CSA Set Designer: Gary Wissman Set Design Assistant: Michael Field Costume Designer: Kate Bergh Lighting Designer: Darryl Palagi Projection Designer: Jason Thompson Assistant Projection Designer: Kaitlyn Pietras Sound Designer: Cricket S. Myers Property Master: Kirk Graves Acting Coach: Tracy Winters Assistant to Director: Aylia Colwell Wig Designer: Rick Geyer Make-up and Hair Designer: Sherilyn Stetz Assistant Costume Designer: Michelle Neumann Assistant Costumer: Rhea Bothe Wardrobe Dressers: Tanya Apuya Turk Magnanti Timo Elliott Minta Manning Hannah Greene Elyse Taylor Cindy Hong Elizabeth Teemley Production Manager: Keith Dixon Video Director: Mark Mardoyan Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Aguilar Production Assistants: Jon Eidson, Michael Field

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Because we are in love, the Earth is so ravishing, Because we are in love, the world becomes joyful! I believe only in love... • Excerpt from “When We’re in Love” (“I Believe Only in Love”) Poetry collection: Pebbles and Gold by Supreme Master Ching Hai

The Real Love Cannot Do a Thing with My Heart Yearning for Past Spring You and the Kingdom Moon of Mine When We’re in Love (I Believe Only in Love) Since We Knew Each Other Weekend Thoughts Visiting You Self Confession Search High and Low For the One Who Stayed Behind I Love You The God Seeker Do You Miss... On the Riverbank If There Wasn’t You in Life Our Time P.S. Till Tomorrow The Peace Seeker

Thanh and Rolf meet for the first time at the hospital in Munich, Germany.

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The Real Love They said: “The world is small” But it ain’t that small! There’s plenty room For you and me and all… So why this bickering with our neighbor For a few meters more – Even a few kilometers, Or say another mountain and river! Don’t you feel rather “small”? At the end of our sojourn What do we get after all? One squeezy square meter If we are lucky! To lie down forever Let’s share the splendid Earth And do everything to make it better Even the worms don’t rival With the butterflies or the birds Why do we humans try so mightily? Against each other Make life a real misery And even shorter! Supreme Master Ching Hai on a pilgrimage Thailand - early 1980s Photo courtesy of Dr. Dr. Rolf G.

What will we tell at the Buddha’s gate, Or to Saint Peter? All the stuff we did on Earth, To bring pain and to suffer… Oh dear man! Let me tell you something Just go hang… Yourself on the hammock Between the shadowing coconut Graceful tall trees! Enjoy some cake and tea Feel the gentle breeze That cools all folly

There…there! You see! …Ah!..tons of things We can do our heart to please Some small and great pleasure Let it all be… Let’s make life more simple Let our demands be little. Then you’ll know Happiness ever more and more! Then we don’t have to go on snatching land, Nor have we to hurry on converting man: It’s not how many in a belief system It’s what become of them! It’s not the name of a religious order It’s what we make of the name! It’s not how crowded a religion It’s how much into world peace their contribution It’s not our words It’s rather louder our actions. What is going to be our legend In the long history of humans? Will it be right and just Will it be noble and benevolent? Or just a grim picture Soaked in anguished bloody paint! Why always boast about our Heavenly root: Oh! Almighty God’s beloved children! While our life is tainted with all evils While our survival Is the cost of others’ extinction! What is the mark of the “chosen”? Is it just the bloodstain on your hands? Be it from animals or man’s! Oh my dear brothers I wanted to write you a long loving letter With thousands more questioning words But I am dumbfounded Watching the madness Of it all. Tell me: When or will we ever Represent Heaven on Earth? by Supreme Master Ching Hai April 2011 Originally in English

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Cannot Do a Thing with My Heart I want to throw away my heart, It hurts me so much daily, With every misfortune, with everyone! In the world full of misery! This expensive thing I possess, That I could never sell, nor throw away! This little heart of mine! So little and so fine Beats enormously With the world full of misery! I am going to the Wizard of Oz, Let him take my heart away! Won’t be hurt anymore, With the world today. What can I do with my heart? What can I do with her? It hurts me every day; It hurts me every night! What can I do for the world? What can I do for my people? Always full of troubles, Always full of sorrow! My ears listen to musique, My eyes adore beauty, My lips sing poetry. But my heart is full of melancholy! She wouldn’t let me free. If there is reincarnation, I am going to be a flower, A fruit, a tree or a plant. But never, never, A human being again! From the poetry collection: The Dream of a Butterfly by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her late 20s Munich, Germany - September 1978 Originally in English

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Yearning for Past Spring My sweet sister, do you ever dream about Yellow apricot blossoms by the terrace in past springs? I’m now in the West, so far away Missing all very much in my heart! My dear brother, do you ever dream about Silk dresses, brocade shoes, and red firecrackers all over the city? Young women, flowing tresses in the breeze, Leisurely strolls on emerald grass, tender memories... Last night I dreamt of my hometown Seeing my brothers and sisters, so much to talk about! Beside a bowl of savory spinach soup And lullabies melodious as the rhythm of the swinging hammock... Oh, how I missed the thatched house of old! Mother, hair graying, gentle as the cooling shade of coconut groves, Father, dignified as in saintly kings’ eras, And Grandma’s tasty meal that warmed rainy winter! And sisters and brothers and the fragrant rice field And past adolescent love like a sad refrain! All swept away by the bloody river of war Dissolved in that evening of chaos long ago. I stand amidst a snow-laden Western country, Languishing for the grass by the breezy Perfume River! The heavens pity and shed their tears, Adding chill to the heart of someone far away from home!

Supreme Master Ching Hai Schwarzwald, Germany - early 1980s Photo courtesy of Dr. Dr. Rolf G.

From the poetry collection: Traces of Previous Lives by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her late 20s Munich, Germany - Spring 1979 Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

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You and the Kingdom It isn’t the lovely kingdom It is someone here that I love Even with all the charm of la principauté My heart wouldn’t be here if you are not! Ah! The illuminating mien That brightens all corners of my thoughts Also makes my mind restless For no reason No explanation! Maybe it’s the way you smile Maybe it’s the gentle tone from your lips Or the warmth and blueness of your eyes... I don’t know what! I just know that you are the most refined And the most beautiful man On the planet! I see you everywhere It’s difficult to forget I say hallo to your photos I blow kisses Through the windows.

Supreme Master Ching Hai with her former husband Rapallo, Italy - early 1980s

Hi, hi! My Love I am here, do you know? I am here, so near I am here because of you Because I want to be with you so. Some hidden magician Has waved a magic wand And separated our route You are transported to the magnificent palace While I am left somewhere else alone... But he can never annul The feeling that was once so strong! We shall be patient: One day will fade the mal-potion And the power of love will pervade And that most beautiful face That endearing aura No longer stay afar...

Moon of Mine Oh moon of mine How sweet your smile Only for me Oh how happy! No one to see No one to know Our love for each other Though you care for all! No one can smile So sweet and long You are the one You are the only one! And when I’d sung You stayed still and hung Above the mountains You listened and danced Till my heart’s content… Endearing and lovely You are the beauty Of the galaxy. You share the pain And the joy, with me! You are the loyal Friend of eternity. You shine my path In the dark mountain You soothe my heart When I’m in pain.

I wait for you In time of waning In cloudy nights In stormy skies. You have to be In my existence. What’s life without My moon?! I will not exchange The world’s treasure For just half of you Shining beauty Stay forever and ever In the vast sky… The world loves you And I love you Thank you for being The best of friends! I love you, Moon. I love you, Moon! I love you forever My Moon. From the poetry collection: The Love of Centuries by Supreme Master Ching Hai Originally in English

Can any one See any thing More beautiful than you!

The fairy tale Ends happily ever after. From the poetry collection: The Love of Centuries by Supreme Master Ching Hai Originally in English

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When We’re in Love (I Believe Only in Love)

Darling, can you see we are like a pair of swallows, Soaring in the endless sky? Can you see we are as butterflies In a spring garden fragrant with life’s blooms? Can you see we are like the river, Flowing broadly toward the open sea? Because we are in love, the Earth is so ravishing, Because we are in love, the world becomes joyful! I believe only in love, Everything else on Earth lacks meaning. Even if this world is leveled to the ground, Even if the seas dry up and mountains wear down, Love will live forever in the infinite universe. Just to love each other, Loving each other is enough. Then our souls will flourish, assured. Walking amid turmoil and misery as if in Heaven, Our hearts will not shiver despite the raging storm. When in love, No one minds external scenes; Everywhere is Heaven. The couple is Eve and Adam! From the poetry collection: Pebbles and Gold by Supreme Master Ching Hai Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

Supreme Master Ching Hai and her former husband on their wedding day - early 1980s

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Weekend Thoughts Since We Knew Each Other In your silent manner I found myself, In your quiet style is reborn my peace: Many dark nights, soft and tranquil, Your voice tender calms my madness! O lover of grand amour! From reincarnation and a thousand promises! Do you still remember, Our love lives before?... ...There were boring love affairs, weary adventures, While I was hurriedly sailing to true happiness. So many times in the chaotic world I was lost and perplexed. But gone now are the stormy days: Your love like spring water cools my burning heart! It’s over, the long voyage, Here I’ve arrived to stay. From the poetry collection: The Lost Memories by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her late 20s Calmbach, Germany - 1979 Originally in English

I missed you already this morning When I woke up in your arms, The last day of the weekend! I think already Of the days ahead When we will be “together... But in two places” again! ... And when I am far away from you Doubts and loneliness fly in through the window! I just can’t think of anything else But throw everything away and run to you. But do you ever Ever want me to?... From the poetry collection: The Lost Memories by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her late 20s Munich, Germany - August 1979 Originally in English

Visiting You I set out, Spreading my wings to the heavens. I proceed to call on you, The one I cherish... The Earth is vibrant, Exulting in our reunion, An uncommon day of happiness, Together as on our first meeting. Let us overlook The nights of our distress, Because from now We are together A long time... a long time! Vast, open arms, A profound, tender kiss, Together this night, Let's forget yesterdays And the rest. We depart at sunrise, Return at twilight, Sing on full moon nights, Chorus on breezy days. Life is an aromatic flower garden, Oh, Mein! From the poetry collection: Pebbles and Gold by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her youth Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

Supreme Master Ching Hai Munich, Germany - early 1980s Photo courtesy of Dr. Dr. Rolf G.

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Search High and Low Self Confession I’ve lived through days of deception, Professing love not felt genuinely! Sweet utterances from rosy lips, Passionate words from an ice cold heart… So many times, I’ve lost and gained, Waning strength in exchange for an ephemeral existence! This body, a grave for thousands of beings: Many lives perished to sustain my existence! I’ve indulged in many illusions, Day and night, keeping up with the Joneses. This ephemeral body, skin burning with passion, How I writhed, plunging into the fire of lust!! I’ve passed many shores, clear or muddy, Washing my face, then painting it again, Desiring fame, fine houses and wealth, To enjoy this life, I’ve abandoned noble ideals… After many struggles, I awake suddenly Asking myself, “Is that all there is?” What does it matter, a few extra tens of years, To chase for fame and gain with efforts so dear! What shall I do in the days ahead, When hair loses luster and youthful rosiness fades? When breathing ceases, is it death or rebirth? Christ and Buddha taught about Heaven and purgatory! I ask myself in this self confession today: Is this life, or is death close by? From the poetry collection: The Old Time by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her early 30s Italy - 1980 Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

Search high and low For a little love, For a little love! To bestow on all beings In all corners of existence! Riding colossal waves Flying through graying forests Charging into the ferocious wind Crossing the stormy sky! Search high and low For a little love, For a little love! You have to breathe The air of heaven You have to go Where the wind blows Fly with the bird Rise with the sun Look into the heart of a flower And find God there. Search high and low For a little love, For a little love! Search high and low For a little love, For a little love! To bestow on all beings on all beings! Excerpts from poems written by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her youth "There Were Disappointing Times" From the poetry collection: Wu Tzu Poems Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese) "Lone Journey" From the poetry collection: Wu Tzu Poems Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese) "Screaming Out Loud" From the poetry collection: The Old Time "Thanksgiving" From the poetry collection: The Dream of a Butterfly Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

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For the One Who Stayed Behind When you come home, There will be only grass and flowers Greeting your footsteps! The garden sheds her evening dews, The house bows weighed in loneliness, Murmuring farewell! Even if my heart was made of stone And my feeling of brass, They would be softened and melt Thinking of the pain I’ve left you! But beloved one! I can no longer stay in darkness, Surrendering to ignorance and misery. Don’t you know I’ve been suffering in golden bond Longing to be free? Praised be the Buddha whose light guides my way, And protects you in your lonely days. Why were we born in this world of woe For you to pine, for me to taste sorrow!? Since which era have we pledged our faithful vows, Thus bind ourselves in matrimony now? Please lift your heart out of the blue web So my mind will also be lightened when we are apart. Praised be the Buddha whose light guides my way, And protects the one who stays behind! One day, I’ll be enlightened and bring illumination to the world, We will be together for eternity... From the poetry collection: The Dream of a Butterfly by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her early 30s Munich, Germany Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

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I Love You I love you as I love myself Like my love for the five continents, great earth, mountains and rivers Tomorrow’s farewell, who will shed tears? I bow to you in awe of your deep love! Who knows when we’ll ever meet again– Sorrow for you with hair still lush yet the color of amour has turned gray. I’m leaving, aspired to reach Heaven high Vowing to level out all upheavals in life! From the poetry collection: Wu Tzu Poems by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her early 30s Munich, Germany Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

The God Seeker I’ve been searching for the Buddha everywhere Casting aside riches and comfort, Leaving behind my possessions and beloved! Abandoning life like a roadside inn, Are but a comedy show – success and fame! I’ve been searching for the Buddha’s return But mountains are high and the seas vast, Where can Thou be? The world is in darkness and filled with misery Innumerable beings thirst for Thee. Namo Maitreya Muni Have compassion for all sentient beings in darkness: Divine halo enlightens the ignorant Descending on Earth to save those languishing! From the poetry collection: Wu Tzu Poems by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her early 30s Macleod Ganj, India Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

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Do You Miss... When you’re there And I am here, Do you miss me, my precious, The one with beautiful eyes? The river continues flowing, The rose bush is sad and lonely. Clutching the single pillow, I dream of our glorious time together. It’s no fun to live an empty life, To long for someone far away! Do you miss me, my dearest, The one with luscious lips? Seagulls are flying low, aimlessly And boats sadly toss and turn here and there! The bay this evening seems so distant. Your every breath I’m missing! As nights pass and days float by, I can’t cease thinking of you!... From the poetry collection: Pebbles and Gold by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her youth Originally in Aulacese (Vietnamese)

Supreme Master Ching Hai Germany - early 1980s Photo courtesy of Dr. Dr. Rolf G.

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On the Riverbank I would love to sit on the riverbank Listening to the sound of water And the bird. I would love to sit on the riverbank Looking at the flowing water And hear the songs within...

The time we spend together I will always treasure Do not forget our memory For love is the one and only.

You make my life flowing Like the river water. Then tomorrow We’ll reach the seashore...

Who says the world is ephemeral? If we are together it’s eternal. Dream and life merge in unison When our souls be one.

I would love to sit on the riverbank Remembering the tears in your eyes When you spoke of The suffering in this world.

The peace within is the peace without Heaven will be here and now! For those who have found true love Flowers of Eden bloom in their souls.

From the poetry collection: The Dream of a Butterfly by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her early 30s Ganges River, Himalayas, India Originally in English

We live in God, we live in men, We live in happiness that never ends. We walk in beauty, we walk in bliss We laugh we sing to our heart’s content.

If There Wasn’t You in Life If there wasn’t you in life I would have gone to the moon, Sitting there miserable Like a dog without bones! Supreme Master Ching Hai Greece - early 1980s Photo courtesy of Dr. Dr. Rolf G.

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If there wasn’t you in life I would have been so lonesome; Think of the sunflower Without the shining sun!

Forget me not, forget us not For us is all that we got. What else is there for one to hold To fill the emptiness in our souls? The love we share is the love we save, Love from Heaven descends to Earth. The love in you, the love in me Is the love of God that ever be! From the poetry collection: The Dream of a Butterfly by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her 20s Originally in English

If there wasn’t you in life Where to would I have gone? Maybe to a monastery But there I must be so lonely Like a nun without a monk! From the poetry collection: The Lost Memories by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her late 20s Munich, Germany - Autumn 1979 Originally in English

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Supreme Master Ching Hai on a pilgrimage Thailand - early 1980s Photo courtesy of Dr. Dr. Rolf G.

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P.S. Till Tomorrow Only Your door is forever forbidden. Every time I approach, It shuts aloof and cold! The curtains are drawn. There is a dim light inside but never once Your face. I know You are in the Palace. Just can’t open the door. I think one day I’ll bring along a big hammer! Master! Do You have ears at all? You must! In order to hear my desperate call. I think... I’ll buy a pair of human ears for You Tomorrow. Dearest Master, In the case that You’ve lost Your human heart, Please take mine. So that You may know and sympathize All my fellow beings who are on the same boat, Who long for Nirvana, But all they know is samsara.

Here are my human eyes offered to You with gladness, Please wear them all twenty-four hours. So You might once see How I’ve become so weary While walking the lonely path, Forever searching for a glimpse Of Your beauty. I’m tired! Heart broken. Have no more patience. After all I’m only a frail mortal, You know it! I quit. P.S. till tomorrow. Excerpts from the poetry collection: Silent Tears by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her 30s Originally in English

Once upon a time, A true peace lover wandered around the many worlds in search of eternal happiness. She walked over the face of the earth, The suns, the moons and the clouds. At last she found: That it was all the while Hidden in her very heart. Then she sat down And was about to enjoy the new found Bliss. But suddenly she looked down: And saw countless beings were still groveling in darkness, For they were searching for happiness without, Just like her before, erring over millions of ages. Her tears were then rolling down... One drop, two drops... and many more ... Each drop became a shining Jewel and soon the firmament was studded with glittering tears which are the stars today; They are too shy in the day and too restless in the night to go to sleep. For all peace seekers, The stars are there to light the Way And to remind them of the Compassion of a holy Sage. Excerpt from the poetry collection: Silent Tears by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her 30s Originally in English

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On the riverbank of the sacred Ganges, Thanh enjoys her meditation.

I would love to sit on the riverbank Remembering the tears in your eyes When you spoke of The suffering in this world.

 Excerpt from “On the Riverbank” Poetry collection: The Dream of a Butterfly by Supreme Master Ching Hai in her early 30s

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Our deep gratitude for Supreme Master Ching Hai’s gracious permission and generosity for allowing us to share with the world the inspiring story of her personal journey of love and sacrifice. We are also ever grateful for the participation of Hollywood and Broadway stars as well as other eminent artists, whose talents and gentle hearts have transformed The Real Love musical into a truly touching and meaningful experience for the audience. This production could not have been possible without the dedication of all creative and technical team members – for that we thankfully salute you. A heartfelt thanks to the following managers, agents, media, and all involved for your kind assistance and encouragement. May all be blessed.Y

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