KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi and the cast of stage show DREAM BOYS had their first full run through on September 2 and said they hope to have a injury-free season, reports News 24.
Kamenashi, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hikaru Yaotome, Kis-My-Ft2′s Yuta Tamamori, Toshiya Miyata and Kento Senga will spend most of September performing the stage show, which has been performed by Johnny’s talents since 2004. The coming of age story features songs, dance, flying acrobatics, and even boxing.
Afterwards, Kamenashi told reporters at the rehearsal he was happy there were not any problems during the rehearsal.
“It was my first time going through the whole show on stage. I was a little nervous.”
It has been reported Kamenashi was not the only person who was nervous. The production team have been double checking all safety measures for their lead man ever since Japanese kabuki performer Somegoro Ichikawa had broken some bones after falling during his own stage performance.
“You have no idea what could happen so we’re doing our best to keep an eye on things and I need to keep reminding myself that what I’m doing is dangerous. I hope Somegoro-san make it back on stage as soon as possible,” Kamenashi said.
This DREAM BOYS season will feature flying acrobatics for the first time since 2010. The stunt was taken out of last year’s season because frequent aftershocks from the March 11 Japan Earthquake had meant it was not safe enough to carry them out. It has been reported fans will get to see some new flying acrobatic sequences too, and Kamenashi said he can do them because his fans are there watching him.
“To be honest, today was the first time I’ve been able to pull off this stunt. It makes a huge difference when there are people in the seats, they give me confidence,” he said.
It has been reported one reporter at yesterday’s rehearsal noticed Kamenashi had the longest time in the air, and said to the Johnny’s talent that “you’re dropping ‘Kame-jiru (referring to his sweat)’. Are you concerned some of it might fall on your fans?”
“I know. But I take a shower at least four times a day so don’t worry,” Kamenashi said.
Kamenashi also said he was looking forward to how fans would react to his performance with Yaotome, Tamamori, Miyata, and Senga this season.
“The five of us made this stage to bring out the best in us, and I think you’ll be able to see different parts of it throughout the show.”
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