APRIL 2002

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘), 2 in Nagoya (Misonoza), 1 in Ky˘to (Minamiza) and 2 on Shikoku island (Kanamaruza)!

  • Nakamura Kaishun, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Kichiemon and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Ichikawa Shinnosuke and Onoe Kikunosuke perform at the Misonoza!
  • Kataoka Nizaemon and Nakamura Tokiz˘ perform at the Kanamaruza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • Segawa Kikunj˘ and Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ perform in Nara!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 April 2002 (Shigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Oshi no Fusuma Koi no Mutsugoto (Oshidori)

    Genroku Chűshingura
    (Nambuzaka no Yuki Wakare)

    Shinobi Yoru Koi no Kusemono (Masakado)

    Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki (Akoya)

    Evening

    Hototogisu Koj˘ no Rakugetsu

    K˘j˘

    Honch˘ Nijűshik˘ (Jusshuk˘)

    Jiisan Baasan

    Casting

    Nakamura Kaishun, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Kataoka Gat˘, Nakamura Matagor˘, Sawamura Tanosuke, Nakamura Kash˘, Ichikawa Danz˘, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Nakamura T˘z˘, Kataoka Roen, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Matsumoto K˘emon, Sawamura Yoshijir˘, ďtani Tomoemon, Nakamura Shid˘, Sawamura Tetsunosuke, Arashi Keishi, Nakamura Kantar˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Tamatar˘, Ichikawa Otora, Nakamura Kotar˘

    Comments

    Name-taking ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Nakamura Utaemon VI. Nakamura Matsue V becomes Nakamura Kaishun II by playing the roles of princesses Takiyasha and Yaegaki in the plays "Masakado" and "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘".

    Misonoza (Nagoya)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 April 2002 (Y˘shun ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Narukami

    Fubuki T˘ge

    Meoto D˘j˘ji

    Evening

    Kanadehon Chűshingura

  • Tepp˘ Watashi, Futatsudama
  • Kanpei Harakiri
  • Tachi Nusubito

    Toribeyama Shinjű

    Casting

    Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Nakamura Shibajaku, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Ichikawa Danz˘, Onoe Matsusuke, Kataoka Jűz˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Ichimura Manjir˘, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Band˘ Kamesabur˘, Onoe Matsuya

    Kanamaruza (Konpira)
    Dates 6 ~ 27 April 2002 (Shikoku Konpira Kabuki ďshibai)
    MatinÚe

    Gozonji Suzu-ga-Mori

    Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Kirare Yosa)

  • Misome
  • Genjidana
  • Evening

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Sushiya)

    Futa Omote Mizu ni Terutsuki

    Casting

    Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Takesabur˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Kataoka Ainosuke, Band˘ Kichiya, Band˘ Yajűr˘

    Comments

    18th edition of the Spring Kabuki performance Konpira Kabuki ďshibai at the Kanamaruza. The highlight of the program is the play "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi", performed by Kataoka Nizaemon (Yosabur˘) and Nakamura Tokiz˘ (Otomi).

    Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 6 ~ 30 April 2002
    Program

    Shin Sangokushi II

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Ukon, Ichikawa Shun'en, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Juen

    Comments

    Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe of young and talented actors perform a modern style of theater, which they created a few years ago and called "Super Kabuki" (SűpÔ Kabuki in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's lingo): it's spectacular (lots of chűnori), the costums are gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated, the music is modern, the texts are easy to understand and the plots are as twisted as a good Kabuki classic. Usually a big commercial success!

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 19 ~ 25 April 2002 (Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program

    Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To

    Casting

    Kamimura Kichiya, Nakamura Kikaku

    Comments

    10th edition of a pedagogical show in Ky˘to combining explanation for beginners and a dance.

    Zenshinza Performance in Nara
    Dates 13 ~ 14 April 2002
    Program

    Fuji Musume

    K˘j˘

    Chatsubo

    Casting

    Kawarazaki Kunitar˘, Segawa Kikunoj˘, Fujikawa Yanosuke, Yamazaki Tatsusabur˘

     
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