On last Friday I went to watch a musical called 明日への扉 (Asu he no Tobira, Gateway to Tomorrow) in 新宿文化センター大ホール (Shinjuku Culture Center). It was my first time watching a musical live, and it was really nice!
This musical had its first performance in 1994, in Osaka, and it reached the 100th performance in the year of 2007.
As a musician, I specially appreciated the orchestra that was playing along with the show. It’s really awesome to have a “live soundtrack” in a show!
The story of the musical is about students of a music academy that are practicing to the final audition of a show. But suddenly, one of them becomes ill with a very strange disease. And after that… a lot of things happen, which you should watch live! 🙂
The point of the show is to spread information about this disease, which is called chronic myeloid leukemia, and to collect as much funds as possible, to help people who suffer with it.
It was a really moving performance, with more that 500 stage artists, and a wonderful orchestra. It is important to note that every one of them is an amateur, but they put on a very professional show. I’m happy I could watch it! It gave me motivation to face new objectives, and to keep giving my best!