Introducing our newest (more personal) production: Enzo!
We were excited to welcome Enzo into our little family this month. Penelope is a very proud big sister and we are enjoying our home time until the new school year starts (April for Japanese schools).
It is my intention to write more this year...about our experience in Japan, my thoughts on teaching voice and musical theatre, the realities of momhood while far away from my "village", and other random stuff. So, I guess "watch this space" as they say. More to come soon...hopefully. ;)
The second annual Winter Musical Showcase was a big hit, featuring the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein as well as the Sherman Brothers! Senzoku's first and third years' hard work paid off with enthusiastic crowds of all ages! Piecing together and directing these showcases is one of my favorite things at Senzoku.
January 12-13th, Maeda Hall, Senzoku College of Music
Thank you for everything, 2019. You have been challenging and rewarding in so many ways! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to direct five shows AND perform a dream role, introducing me to so many incredible new friends and colleagues, allowing me to travel to Vienna, London, Venice, Utah, and meet so many friends and family along the way, as well as bringing friends and family here to Tokyo. Thank you for letting me see my amazing, supportive husband find a place of his own here in Japan and all while remaining a loving daddy and nap buddy to Penny and Stitch. And of course, another fantastic year of adventures with my favorite girl. She sure drives me crazy, but she also makes me laugh and fills me with joy. I am treasuring these last moments of our family of three, even though we are oh so excited for the year to come! Happy New Year, World! Hope your 2020 is the most thrilling yet! 🌟
Marita is directing Tokyo International Players' upcoming production of Spring Awakening.
October 17-20, Nakano Pocket Theatre.