Making Tracks Soundtrack Album Featuring: Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Boston Public actress Sharon Leal, and former Miss Saigon leading actors Joan Almedilla, Rona Figueroa, Michael K. Lee, Alex Lee Tano, and Welly Yang
Concept and Book by Welly Yang
Book and Lyrics by Brian R. Yorkey
Music by Woody Pak
Since it's New York debut in 1999, Second Generation's first commissioned musical Making Tracks has undergone breathtaking growth in both its artistic and production development, as well as in its enthusiastic reception by audiences around the world. A compelling look at what it means to be American, Making Tracks tells the tale of a young Asian American rock musician who journeys through six generations of his family's history to understand his family's long labor to find a voice in America.
Hailed as "promising, energetic, and hopeful" by The New York Times, Making Tracks has attracted audiences of over 100,000 people in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Seattle. In February 2001, the musical traveled to Taiwan for a sold-out three-week tour that was subsequently seen by hundreds of thousands more in national television broadcasts. The Making Tracks album, featuring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga and released by Sony Music Taiwan, reached the number one spot on Taiwan's classical charts in March 2001. Making Tracks returned to the U.S. in 2002 becoming the highest grossing new work ever at Seattle's Village Theatre and was again hailed by the media as "undeniably stirring" (Seattle Times) and "a stunning rock-music saga whose youthful fire shakes the walls with nonstop rock 'n' roll energy" (Eastside Journal).
Theatrical powerhouse Columbia Theatricals (known for its national tours of Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals) has now joined Second Generation in raising money to launch a major national tour of the groundbreaking musical beginning in the Fall of 2003, with an eye towards a subsequent New York Broadway opening.
Northwest Asian Weekly gives MAKING TRACKS award for contribution to the community! - "The ambitious new rock musical 'Making Tracks,' which played at
Village Theatre last spring, made tracks into the hearts of the thousands of
people who saw it....Inspiring and uplifting. Engaging and enlightening.
Unlike anything I've seen before. Empowering. Those were just some of the
positive comments from audience members, Asians and non-Asians alike."