Cast & Creative

Original Japanese book& lyrics / Direction……Sachiko Ishimaru

Graduated Waseda University(Faculty of Letters,Play major).
After experience as an actor, shifted to stage director. Worked as assistant director with directors such as Yukio Ninagawa, who often directs performances outside Japan. In 2008, became independent director.
In 2006, launched Chichibu citizen musical at the request of Chichibu(Saitama Prefecture)
In 2009, opened a private acting school POLYPHONIC for the actor.
In 2010, launched own production company, Theatre Polyphonic.
Currently, counted four times private school performance, four times Theatre Polyphonic performance. From classic to contemporary, original musicals to straight plays, has created a wide range of work.

Compose/Arrange/Actor……Yasuhiro Ito

Born in Yamagata Zao Onsen. Influenced by his mother, he started singing from childhood. At 10 years old, he started taking private lessons to learn the basics of full-fledged Singing & Acting, across a wide variety of genres.
At 11years old he started Composition, Piano and Solfeggio. At 13 years old, he started Marimba and Percussion. He has been composing since the age of 15.
In 2003 while attending his second year of high school, he received the Encouragement Award and placed in 3rd in the Junior Class Marimba Competition, Japan.
In 2004, he won the tournament in the Northeast High School Music Festival with songs and poetry of his own.
He currently has a repertoire of over 100 of self composed songs.
After high-school, he enrolled as a scholarship student at Showa University of Music.
While in school, he appeared in many concerts inside and outside the university.
After graduation, he has been constantly working in many capacities. Specialties include: Voice, Percussion, Piano, Composition, and Guidance.

Book Translation/English Lyrics/Actress……Shino Frances

A NYC based bicultural Singer-Actor-Dancer, originally from Connecticut and Japan. She has had continuous training/experience in theatre since the age of 6, starting with dance, and has carried with her a great passion for performing ever since.
Shino is a graduate of Showa University of Music, Musical Theatre, 2005.
Off Broadway/Off-Off Broadway credits: Hisseli Harikalar Kumpanyasi, Beacon Theatre (Dancer/English Voiceover); From Broadway With Love (Maria, exerts from The Sound of Music); Wait For Hope (Mary Magdalene); 24Hour Play Fun, acting improve (Gina, Benefit for Pro-TV); Lulla’s Birthday Show (Dancer/Choreo.).
Tour/Regional credits: ArtsPower National Touring Theatre; A Chorus Line, Crown Uptown Theatre (Connie Wong); Anything Goes (Mrs. Harcourt/Dance Cap.); Carousel (Ensemble).
Shino also holds the title of Co-artistic Dir./Performer, for the NYC based dance company, SUNPROJECT and is a Substitute Teacher at Steps on Broadway (Ettlin Floor Technique) and Ballet Arts (Theatre Dance).