KAORU HYUGA OFFICIAL SITE ABOUT KAORU HYUGA

READING MUSICAL THEATRE
about KAORU HYUGA

Born in Tokyo, Ms. Hyuga joined the Takarazuka, the only female opera company in Japan, and starred in numerous musical shows and reviews.

Since leaving the Takarazuka in 1992, she has expanded her talents into acting, actively appearing on TV programmes and stage performances.

Ms. Hyuga's stage performances include Ms. Hannigun in "Annie", Paula in "Good-bye, Girl", Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors", Jaqueline in "La Cage aux folles", and Christmas Past and Mrs. Cratchet of "the Musical, Scrooge- Christmas Carol".

She has also developed a new theatrical field, dubbed the "one-person-musical," which is a collaboration of literature, music and theatre, supported by scriptwriter /director Ms. Yoko Yamazaki. She has performed "Tsuzumi Story", from her repertoire of one-person musicals, in Germany (1995) and France (1996). Notably, Ms. Hyuga's one-person-musical performance in 2000 won the Japanese Cultural Agency Art Festival. Award.
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Reading Musical Theatre

Kaoru Hyuga's °»Reading Musical Theatre°… Repertoire
Kaoru Hyuga, delicately intertwining song with spoken literature from a script, delivers this unique performance. This ultimate form of one-person-theatre art is a combination of literature, music and drama, the brainchild of Ms. Yoko Yamazaki.


"Tsuzumi Story"
"Poem Fantasy~Animal Chat"
"Flower on the Riverbank"
"Connie in Black"
"Prince Puddle"
"A Photograph of Grandfather's Secret"
"At the Balcony"
"Moonlight"
"Lady on the Hill"
"Ocean in the Canvas"
Tsuzumi Story LIST
A story of true love between a pair of young foxes. The husband fox, Shiranui, searches his beloved lost wife, Shirogane. Shiranui takes the form of a human in medieval Japan. Performed in Germany (1995) and in France (1996).
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Hironori Ogawa
Length: 35 minutes. 40 minutes in the form of the one-person musical.
A Photograph of Grandfather's Secret LIST
A heartwarming story, presented with nostalgic melodies.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Length: 17 minutes
Poem Fantasy~Animal Chat LIST
A living picture book performance. Based on the picture book drawn by a Czech painter, Mirko Hanak and poem by Yoko Yamazaki. Performance in Japanese or in English. Winner of the Cultural Agency Art Festival Award, 2001. Available in CD.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Toshiya Shioiri
Length: 20 to 40 minutes
At the Balcony LIST
A mysterious comedy woven between a beautiful young woman and a handsome man. Winner of the Cultural Agency Festival Award, 2001.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Toshiya Shioiri
Length: 20 or 17 minutes
Flower on the Riverbank LIST
The touching love story of Shogun Kohki and Princess Seishun as told to their daughter by her nanny. Music accompanied by the Chinese lute. Winner of the Cultural Agency Festival Award, 2001.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Toshiya Shioiri
Length: 35 minutes
Moonlight LIST
A mystery with a happy ending. One or two person performance.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Hironori Ogawa
Length: 20 minutes
Connie in Black LIST
A love story. Hyuga acts the roles of both a depressed young woman in black, and a young man.
Original book: O.Henry
Script and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Hironori Ogawa
Length: 26 minutes
Lady on the Hill LIST
A tall cedar tree on the hill called °» Lady on the Hill°… tells of the variety of life she has seen through her years.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Masatsugu Shinozaki
Length: 30, 25, 15 minutes. 40 minutes for a one-person musical version.
Prince Puddle LIST
A heartwarming story of the relationship between a handicapped girl and a hooligan.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Toshiya Shioiri
Length: 40 minutes
Ocean in the Canvas LIST
A story of the transient love between a ballet dancer and a rising young painter.
Book and direction: Yoko Yamazaki
Music: Yumi Nakamori
Length: 40 minutes
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