A Magician's MisfortunesMoon Troupe Tokyo shinjinkouen
Stars: Ryuu Masaki & Yumesaki Nene
I've already summarized the show here
, so I won't bother with that so much.
This was my first live shinko, and I was nervous as hell for a lot of reasons, including the fact that it was Masaki
in the lead. Masaki! The poor thing had been working herself to the bone for the past week, at least, with two performances a day and
extra rehearsals until 9 or 10 at night for the shinko. Yet she still had amazing energy and a beautiful smile early every morning and late every night. I don't know how she did it. Anyway, the day of the shinjinkouen she arrived smiling, much to the relief of the ladies in the fan club. She seemed relaxed and rested. There was a 1:30 regular show that day, and then the shinko started at 6:30.
Masatsuka Haruhiko (the playwright/director of the regular show) was also directing the Tokyo shinko. This is interesting, since Inaba-sensei directed the Takarazuka shinko. I wonder.... Anyway, I actually caught a glance of him and the stage magician and a few of the other staff exiting the theater one night after shinko rehearsal (sorry to people hearing this story for the millionth time).
I ended up with a fairly good seat - 2nd floor, 5th row, seat 33, which is as close to SS-seki as I've ever been. <3( Read more... )
Overall? Loved it. Can't wait for it to be broadcast so that I can actually catch more of the underclassmen. I am a little sad that it was so short, but I got over that. Just to have been there, to watch Masaki and the rest of the 87ths at their last shinjinkouen performance -- that's why I was really there. The fact that it was a terribly funny play, with some great songs? Just a lucky, lucky bonus. :D( demachi )