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Japan Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Japan.

PASSING THE BATON: DOC'S NEW MAESTRO, RICHARD CARSEY Interview PASSING THE BATON: DOC'S NEW MAESTRO, RICHARD CARSEY
by Mara Jill Herman - October 23, 2019, Japan

Brad Kelley, former conductor of Disney On Classic (DOC) recently turned over his baton to the new maestro, Richard Carsey. I was fortunate to work with Richard in New York and am thrilled for his new position with The Orchestra Japan!...
Disney On Classic Retrospective - Through The Years With Brad Kelley Interview Disney On Classic Retrospective - Through The Years With Brad Kelley
by Mara Jill Herman - December 27, 2018, Japan

After 16 seasons with Disney On Classic (DOC), Brad Kelley is turning over his baton to its next music director while he begins a new music venture. I was fortunate to work with Brad last year in DOC Tokyo, and learned so much from this maestro!  ...
Disney on Classic Retrospective - Through the years with Tony Clements Interview Disney on Classic Retrospective - Through the years with Tony Clements
by Mara Jill Herman - October 30, 2018, Japan

I recently had the opportunity to interview Tony Clements, Creative Director for Harmony Japan, New York. A native of Waterford, Wisconsin, Tony spent much of his early theater years in Milwaukee. He has been with Disney on Classic since 2007 and brings a very special perspective to navigating a car...
Lawson Young of DISNEY ON CLASSIC at Tokyu Theatre Orb Interview Lawson Young of DISNEY ON CLASSIC at Tokyu Theatre Orb
by Mara Jill Herman - May 31, 2018, Japan

Originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, performer Lawson Young and I met on tour last fall in Tokyo, where she played Rapunzel in Disney On Classic's Tangled. Now Lawson returns to Japan for DOC's Spring Gala! This Broadway veteran discusses what it's like to sing with a 60-piece orchestra and t...
BIG BAND BEAT - A Day In The Life With Rhett Wheeler at Broadway Music Theatre, Tokyo Interview BIG BAND BEAT - A Day In The Life With Rhett Wheeler at Broadway Music Theatre, Tokyo DisneySea
by Mara Jill Herman - April 29, 2018, Japan

Originally from Carmel, California, performer Rhett Wheeler spent his summers growing up in the Isle of Wight, England. No stranger to travel, he has been living in Tokyo and working as a Principal Vocalist at Big Band Beat. Check out what it takes to perform at Tokyo DisneySea in this Q & A!...
John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be Interview John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be
by Gil Kaan - November 09, 2017, Costa Mesa

Conductor extraordinaire John Mauceri, at 72 years young, has the memory of a straight-A college kid vividly recalling detailed facts of incidents long ago right off the top of his head. The go-to expert on all subjects Leonard Bernstein, John will be conducting BERNSTEIN ON STAGE at the Valley Perf...