Sat.Jul 18,I went to Tokyo International Forum to see a long-awaited musical "big". Fuji TV's site
A boy Josh puts a 25 cent coin into the uncanny "Zoltar Machine". When he wishes that he wants to grow up,next morning he really has become "big"!!
And he meets Suzan,a transitory love story with her begins.
In 1988 heart-warming comedy movie "big" was released with Tom Hanks starring and it was a big hit.Its Broadway,New York version of musical is first performed this summer in Japan.
Josh Baskin Toshiaki Karasawa Susan Lawrence Noriko Sakai George MacMillan Akira Takarada Mrs.Baskin Atsuko Takahata Paul Seymour Kenichi Honma Miss Watson Yumiko Ishitomi Cynthia Benson Sayaka Yoshino Book John Weidman Music David Shire Lyrics Richard Maltby,Jr. Directer Kozo Nagayama Script adviser,Translation Eriko Kitagawa Arrangement,Conductor Takayuki Hattori
This musical is constructed by two acts.Noriko entered in the middle of 1st act. She weared deep blue suit and played a vice president of a career woman. I think that her solo was more than Mr.Karasawa's solo.She played an active part on singing and dancing.Needless to say, musical itself is very funny too so I felt that the current of time was very fast.It is worth watching "big" for non Noriko's fan,not to mention Noriko's fan.
I appreciated it in the 2nd front row.I was very very satisfied because I was able to see expression.People who haven't watched "big" yet,right now ,Let's go!! (The end)