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NON to perform in NHK’s “Minna no Uta” musical “Little Zombie Girl”!

NON to perform in NHK’s “Minna no Uta” musical “Little Zombie Girl”!

Period : July 17 (Friday) – July 26 (Sunday), 2020
Venue : Nissay Theatre (1-1-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Description: The story of a small friendship between Nono, a zombie girl who lives in a remote forest, and Sho, a human boy who lives in the city, is told in this original musical interspersed throughout with songs from NHK’s “Minna no Uta,” which has been widely loved by people since its broadcast in 1961 and has produced over 1,300 classic songs. It is the definitive version.

The role of Sho, a kind-hearted human boy, will be played by actresses Sousaku Achisu and Non.
( Double cast with Nogizaka46 Ito Ririan ).
Mone Kamihiraishi plays Nono, a zombie girl. (Double cast with Ayaharu Kumagai)
Masaki Ichiro plays Lily, a zombie elder who gently watches over the forbidden friendship between Nono and a human boy.

Furthermore, in addition to performances at the Nissay Theatre, this production will be performed at 16 other locations throughout Japan, including Iwate, Gunma, Shizuoka, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo, and Oita.

■Non’s comments
I am one of the children who grew up watching “Minna no Uta,” so I am very happy to be able to participate in this event.
I feel that I have to sing the songs that everyone has been listening to and singing, so I feel that I have to sing them with great care.
And this is my first time playing a boy. I have played a young man before, but this is my first time playing a boy. I am delighted to experience a new challenge.
I will do my best to deliver a musical full of hope together with the cast and the wonderful production and staff.

Nissay Theatre Family Festival 2020
NHK Minna no Uta Musical “Little Zombie Girl

NONO Mone Kamishiraishi / Ayaharu Kumagai (W cast)
Shaw: Non / Ririan Ito (Nogizaka46) (W cast)

Script written by Yumi Tokuno
Composer/Music Director Shigeru Yawata
Direction Higashi Suzuki
Choreography: Yuyu Norimoto

Organized by Nissay Cultural Foundation [Nissay Theatre]
Planning and production Nissay Cultural Foundation [Nissay Theatre] NHK Enterprises, Inc.

Music (from NHK Everybody’s Songs)
 “Palm of the Hand to the Sun” (lyrics by Takashi Yanase/composition by Taku Izumi)
 Computer Grandma (lyrics by Ryoichi Ito/composition by Ryoichi Ito)
 Apple Papple Princess (lyrics by Yohei Shibata/composition by Kunihiko Kase)
 Present (lyrics by Saori/composition by Nakajin)
More than 10 other songs will be performed.

<Schedule and Venue
Tokyo Performance Venue: Nissay Theatre (1-1-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
July 17 (Friday) to July 26 (Sunday), 2020 Venue: Nissay Theatre (1-1-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
February 2020 Special Advance Reservations Scheduled to Begin (for Nissay Theatre Web Members)

■Nationwide Tour
July 29, 2020 (Wed) Iwate Prefectural Citizens Hall 【Morioka-shi, Iwate
August 28 (Fri) Village Hall, Nihon Tokushu Toryo Shimin Kaikan [Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
August 30 (Sun) Shimizu Culture Hall Marinart [Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
September 5 (Sat) Isesaki City Cultural Hall 【Isesaki City, Gunma
September 12 (Sat) Hyogo Performing Arts Center [Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo
September 26 (Sat) iichiko Grand Theater, iichiko Sogo Bunka Center 【Oita-shi, Oita
October 3 (Sat) Nankai Namikiri Hall (Kishiwada Municipal Namikiri Hall) [Kishiwada City, Osaka, Japan
the rest

*The organizers of the national tour differ in each region.
*The cast (W cast), show times, on-sale dates, prices, etc. for each performance will be announced as soon as they are determined.
*Performance dates, content, performers, etc. are subject to change.