New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGERE, Set For Shanghai Premiere In 2015
A fresh stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON, titled SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGERE, is currently running in Tokyo and is officially confirmed for a production in Shanghai next year according to a new announcement.
The musical will premiere in Shanghai in January, 2015, which will mark the first time a SAILOR MOON stage musical has been performed outside of Japan.
Of note, the new musical capitalizes on the warm reception and boffo box office afforded to the most recent SAILOR MOON musical, LA RECONQUISTA, which premiered last year.
The new SAILOR MOON musical is titled PETITE ETRANGERE for short, with the full title being PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGER.
The confirmed cast for SAILOR MOON: PETITE ETRANGERE includes Satomi Okubo as Sailor Moon, Momoyo Koyama as Sailor Mercury, Kanon Nanaki as Sailor Mars, Yu Takhashi as Sailor Jupiter and Shiori Sakata as Sailor Venus.
Of note, the new SAILOR MOON musical will move to Osaka following an official debut in Tokyo this September.
The livestream of the final performance of SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGERE is set for September 7 on livestream channel NicoNico Douga.
According to recent reports, the new musical is set in Crystal Tokyo and spotlight the popular Black Moon Clan, also featuring the return of popular character Tuxedo Mask as well as the addition of Sailor Pluto and Chibiusa.
SAILOR MOON creator Naoko Takeuchi recently addressed the various multimedia adaptations of her work as part of a longer interview late last year, as well.
Also, the official site for SAILOR MOON: PETITE ETRANGERE is now up, available here.
Check out BroadwayWorld's coverage of Takeuchi commenting on SAILOR MOON and more, available here.
Check out the original post confirming the filming, DVD and livestream, available here.
From This Author Pat Cerasaro