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30 October 2008 @ 11:23 am
Stage Report: Grease  
Ok, so I am finally recovering from my crazy Johnny's weekend. Beginning with NEWS and ending with Ikuta Toma starring as Danny in Grease!!!!!!!!

On to the pictures and report!!!!







I got to Aoyama Theater a little after 1pm, and there weren't that many people waiting (probably because it was a Monday). So I just walked right in, bought my pamphlet, and




The play was about 2 1/2 hours long, and it was really good. I have not seen Grease on broadway or anything, but I think the way they adapted the words was great! The set was pink and decorated with things reminiscent of the 50's (i forgot to take a pic when it started, so all I got was this one of the mirror ball wall during intermission. The cool thing was the back wall opened up to show the live band and Vince would appear every once in a while through an old microphone cut out everytime the radio was played.

The play started with a moonlight backdrop and the shadows of Sandy and Danny, on the last day of summer, talking about how this isn't the end, and that it's only the beginning.

Plus, Toma was waaaaaay hot! I was really glad to be able to see him dance and sing. He was in his Johnny's self, but very cool (which is unlike the Toma we have been seeing lately), I think he took on the Danny character very well. I think there was only one or two times where he was silly, but that comic relief is always welcome.

Kinicke didn't seem to have a bigger role than Doody and the other TBirds. But he did have his time to shine. He's a Johnny's right?

The rest of the cast was really good. Sayaka was really cute.... she along with all of the pink ladies had really good voices.

I think "Grease Lightning" was the best number. The guys did a really good job, and the dance sequence was very cool, and had a more modern flare to it.

My only negatives are that "Hopelessly Devoted" was not sung and the dance sequence with Chacha wasn't all that great.

After the show I went and took pix of the flower in the lobby...



there were some from every Johnny's magazine, and a bunch of different TV show stations along both sides of the theater. It was really nice, but I think the flowers were starting to die. haha.

I took pix of the toma parts of the pamphlet, but I have no scanner, so the quality is not good. Just a peak for those of u who would like to see it.














 
 
 
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aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
cool!
sorry i couldn't do scans!! (T_T)
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(no subject) - aishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
blue cat: =nakatsufayette_nudusk on October 30th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Wow, that's amazing *A* He doesn't look at all (bad) like I thought he would look like...is there any way Toma can NOT be hot?

I hope they'll sell a DVD of one of the performances, so I can see it. :3
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
yea. he's awesome!
i hope they sell the DVD too!
I want to be able to watch it again and learn the songs!!!
shunluv: Nakatsu shockshunluv on October 30th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
thanks^^
u r so lucky to c Toma LIVE performance XD
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
ur welcome!
Kieda: Hiro's Peace signkitsunekaya on October 30th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
that's awesome that you were able to see it ^^
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
i almost didn't get tickets tho!
it was scary!
hananaishahananaisha on October 30th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
u r amazing ;)

thank u sooooooo much
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
thank you for the wonderful compliment! hehe.

ur very welcome!
Wendi-chan ~ ♥Koya's Kitty♥~silver881 on October 30th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Ok i think Ive been living under a rock ... I didnt realize that Yara was in it too *bricked*

thanks for the report!!
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
ahaha.
i dont know him... so i was surprised when girls were going crazy over him.
(no subject) - silver881 on October 30th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
Tamegorou: pretty tomatamegorou on October 30th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
aah! lucky you!
nekonekorocketnekonekorocket on October 30th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
OMgOMG!! your so lucky and thanks for the pics!!
really really want to see grease now *cries*
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
hehe. i had to be sly with my keitai!
the stupid phones in japan make noises when u take pix, and there's no way to turn it off!!!
超ちゃ人: ドラマ: Hanakimi - Nakatsu (toilet XD)chochajin on October 30th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Actually I wanted to go, too (I live in Japan, but pretty far away from Tokyo or Osaka). Can you please tell me where you got the tickets for the show? I couldn't find any, that's the main reason why I didn't go in the end ;__;
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
u could either call in, or get it at the conbini.

The tix sold out within an hour or so, and it took me 1/2 an hour to buy it through the machine. I thought I wasn't going to get it!

Where do u live?
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Reira: Approved!currynana on October 30th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
AWWWWWWWWWW U WENT TO SEE GREASE AND TOMA!!! That's super awesome! And yes Toma is super hot in those! I love him in musicals...(and dramas and so on) but i think watching a musical/play always has a more exciting feeling. :)

Thanks for the report and pics! :)
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
yes! i want to see him again!!!!

Shazedagormarien on October 30th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
gaah the pamphlet pics..*__*
HOT !
Thank you ^^
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
no prob! ^_^
yamapinkyamapink on October 30th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
so nice! and colorful LOLL
thanks for review
linking your post to my blog http://tomapink.blogspot.com
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
go ahead.
(^_^)_v
nieva_maenieva_mae on October 30th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
so good of you, you've seen Toma performed live!

thanks for sharing (^-^)
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 06:50 am (UTC)
ur welcome!
Rei: toma eheprincess_rei09 on October 30th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
Uwa cool! And the pamphlet is soooo gorgeous and sparkly! *__*

Thank you very much for sharing! ^^
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 06:55 am (UTC)
yea it's really cool!
i may type out Toma's part later....
paige: springultraviolet_p1 on October 30th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your report and pics!!

I think an energy and perfomance of Toma on stage is something that just needs to be seen live. You're so lucky!!

And anticipating on more 'Toma' parts coming up... :)
immi76immi76 on October 30th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing.
I like the pamphlet. Toma is so handsome. ^^
immi76immi76 on October 30th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
come back again with some questions about the pamphlet. ^^

Where can I buy this pamphlet?
Is it for sale?
How much is it?


I really need to see Toma's live perfomance.
But I can't buy the ticket 'coz I'm not in Japan. >_<
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
it's on sale at the theaters...
I'm not selling mine.
it was 2,000 yen each.
(no subject) - immi76 on November 1st, 2008 03:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
cutedevilsetanchomey on October 30th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
jealous..jealous...

ruby_tran1986 on October 30th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
oh nice report
Toma was so so cool in grease ne
pamphlet , i heard its cost 2000 yen , right?

anyway thanks for this
aishitsuzukeruaishitsuzukeru on October 30th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
yep, you're right!
Kicchan86: tomakicchan86 on October 30th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for sharing!! *___*
dama_heikodama_heiko on October 30th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
I'm an happy human being... Thanx! ^___^
misachi.misazgraffito on October 30th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
wow, pamphlet is super cute ♥
deazaskia: sekushi toma <3deazaskia on October 30th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
lucky you! and i really want that pamphlet~! :D
Tracysushimiz on October 30th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Wow wow wow, glad you enjoyed the play. Thanks for the pictures too! Aww man, quite a rare moment to watch Toma do broadways huh? Haha.
mido_midorimido_midori on October 30th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh my Toma!
I've never liked musicals, but I feel I'm starting loving them XD
Thank you for sharing!!!

(hope you'll get a scanner soon) ;P