News Glass Mask Stage Show, Shōnen Onmyōji Musical Planned
posted on 2007-09-11 12:54 EDT
Yukio Ninagawa, the famed Japanese director of several Shakespeare plays and the Kiki's Delivery Service musical, is holding auditions for 16- to 25-year-old actresses for next August's stage adaptation of Glass no Kamen (The Glass Mask) shōjo manga in Saitama, Japan. The audition will fill the lead starlet role of Maya Kitajima and her rival Ayumi Himekawa. The manga classic, which tells the angst-ridden trials and tribulations of an aspiring actress, has already been made into two anime television series and a OAV series. A fictional Noh play within the manga has even been recreated by the National Noh Theatre in Tokyo.
Separately, the musical version of the
Image © 2006 Hikaru Yuuki, Sakura Asagi/Kadokawa Shoten, Shōnen Onmyōji Production Committee