It’s snowing in Singapore courtesy of Takizawa Hideaki.
Last Aug 18th, one of Johnny’s Entertainment longest-running play, “Takizawa Kabuki“, opened at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It was the first overseas performance for the cast headlined by Tackey & Tsubasa‘s Takizawa Hideaki, Kis-My-Ft2‘s Kitayama Hiromitsu, and A.B.C.-Z‘s Kawai Fumito.
“Takizawa Kabuki” is celebrating their 10th year anniversary and Takizawa didn’t disappoint the fans when he said that he would bring the four seasons of Japan. One of which is showering the audience with snow where the production shipped 12 units of artificial snow machine from Japan. The cast arrived last Aug 15th and they had 2 days of intensive practice before the actual performance. Language barrier was also a challenged since half of the staff are Singaporeans so some of the things took longer than before. Nevertheless, meeting deadlines is a must in Johnny’s.
2,200 fans flocked Marina Bay’s Grand Theater as Takizawa and co. showed off a string of dynamic production, including Johnny’s infamous flying stunts, without the use of speech. In order for the Singaporean audience to understand the play, narration and lyrics were displayed in English. Towards the end of the kabuki, Takizawa appeared with 12 children (local) and danced “Rasa Sayang” with them. Rasa Sayang is a popular folk song.
“Takizawa Kabuki” will run until Aug 23rd, 7600 tickets were sold out but you can check here if there are still available (online) tickets.