Shingo Katori's first musical in NYC.
VENUE: NYU Skirball center for the Performing Arts
November 12, 8:00pm preview
November 13, 8:00pm opening
November 14, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
November 15, 3:00pm & 7:00pm
November 17-20, 8:00pm
November 21, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
November 22, 3:00pm
DETAIL from its information:
Talk Like Singing is the first-ever original Japanese musical to premiere in the U.S. This energetic and heartwarming comedy is a never-before-seen style of musical theater.
A unique young man named Tarlow knows only how to communicate through song and dance. Tarlow appears to go through life happily singing his thoughts, regardless of his mood, because of the four band members playing music in his mind. With the help of a speech therapist and psychologist, the singing voices inside his head are eliminated, and for the first time in his life Tarlow can speak without singing.
Talk Like Singing represents an incredible collaborative effort with direction, script and lyrics by the talented Koki Mitani, composition and music direction by Yasuharu Konishi, and lead performance role performed by Shingo Katori.
Playwright and director Koki Mitani has created Okepi! and Good Night Sleep Tight, carefully balancing theater and music. Koki Mitani is also one of the most successful filmmaker in Japan. His representative works, Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald and The Magic Hour were highly acclaimed both in Japan and internationally. Talk Like Singing is his latest endeavor. Musician, composer, DJ and founding member of Pizzicato Five, Yasuharu Konishi has been said to have been a worldwide leader in the pop music scene. After Pizzicato Five, Yasuharu began to compose songs for filmmakers and prominent artists. He has become active as a producer, and his song composed for Shingo Katori, “Shingo mama no oha Rock,” was a record-breaking hit. Shingo Katori is a member of SMAP (Sports Music Assemble People), a chart-topping Japanese idol group. Shingo Katori has acted in several television dramas, variety shows, and films, and has lent his voice to anime. More recently, Shingo can be found acting in Japanese theaters. In Talk Like Singing he makes his international stage debut with Jay Kabira, Keiko Horiuchi and Shinya Niiro.
Co-presented by Tokyo Broadcasting System and Kyodo Tokyo
If you are interested, see HERE to order the tickets.
I can't go there NYC, but if you are living in US or neighbor country, it's a great chance to see his performance, and actually its tickets are so surprisingly reasonable(or rather, CHEAP)!!
(x-posted to smap@dreamwidth)
Even if you have little interest in Shingo himself, still Koki Mitani is a good script writer and Yasuharu Konishi is a good composer.
Or, even just "watching a musical by the reasonable price" would be a good experience! :D
If you are there or your friend/family lives there, I recommend you to watch it.^^
(This will be held in Japan in 2010 and its tickets would be hard to get, comparing to this NYC shows)
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