Sanrio Puroland will perform a new musical using the element of “Kabuki”

20.February.2018 | SPOT

Sanrio Puroland will perform a new musical “KAWAII KABUKI ~HELLO KITTY Ichiza no Momotaro~” using the element of “Kabuki (traditional drama performed by male actors)” from the 10th of March 2018 (Sat.)

 

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It is a first time that a musical using the element of kabuki will be performed at Puroland. You can enjoy a brand-new experience-based spectacle entertainment show combining the cuteness of Sanrio characters, traditional kabuki and projection mapping technology which will be used at the Meruhen Theatre.

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Kensuke Yokouchi who has been directing “Super Kabuki” will write the script and do the staging of the show. Also, Shochiku, a leading company in the field of theater, will direct the show. The Sanrio characters, including KITTY, will receive training by Esaburo Ichikawa to perform this kabuki show. The scenes where the Sanrio characters wear kabuki uniforms, making gestures and tussling about are a “must-see.”

 

The story of the show uses the motif of the famous folktale in Japan “Momotaro.” Therefore, even viewers who are not familiar with kabuki can enjoy the show and understand the story. It is a show that both Puroland’s fans and kabuki fans can enjoy.

 

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Also, Shido Nakamura will participate in the show as a voice actor and Minosuke Bando will appear on the screen during the show. Shido Nakamura will play the part of an important character in the story, one of the “Oni (demons)” and Minosuke Bando will appear on the screen with “Kabuki Nyantaro,” a new kabuki PR character to fight against the villains.

 

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The story of the show promotes “the importance of understanding each other and living peacefully with your neighbors.” Moreover, many elements including the renditions of kabuki, high realistic video renditions and acrobatic dance performance are incorporated into the show.

 

Don’t miss this new musical of Puroland!

 

■Information

KAWAII KABUKI ~HELLO KITTY Ichiza no Momotaro~

Starting date: 2018/03/10 (Sat.) – last day is undecided

Venue: Meruhen Theatre inside Sanrio Puroland

Time: 40 minutes per play

Characters which will appear in the show: HELLO KITTY, Cinnamoroll, Dear Daniel, Bad Batsu Maru

 

 “KAWAII KABUKI” ~HELOO KITTY Ichiza no Momotaro” information site:

https://www.puroland.jp/kawaiikabuki/

 

Sanrio Puroland

Address: 1-31, Ochiai, Tamashi, Tokyo

TEL:042-339-1111

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