Japanese theatres offer a wide variety of performances, but Youth Theatre Japan (YTJ) offers the younger generations a chance to perform on the same stages as the pros that they admire. And, don’t think for a minute that they are simply just kids on stage, these young musically inclined talents spend countless hours honing their skills at YTJ auditioning for a role. Then only best out of hundreds of hopefuls are chosen, and from there they go into intensive dance, acting, and vocal training to be ready for the stage.
YTJ believes that through performing arts youth are able to grow and develop into stronger individuals who are able to clearly communicate their thoughts and emotions in a healthy way. Thus, Members at YTJ are constantly learning new skills, practicing their English during lessons, and getting ready for showcases. By use of Partnership, Project, and Performance YTJ-staff remind members to focus on the whys behind each new skill and task that they are required to learn.
YTJ staff help members understand the importance of setting goals, learning a new skill, trying their best, and moving forward with passion. All while helping members learn to communicate and express themselves through song, dance, and interpersonal skills. As Youth Theatre Japan`s mission to provide innovative, creative and positive youth development through a fusion of “Entertainment” and “Education”. YTJ staff treat each child as an equal partner to help them develop a deeper sense of pride in their roles at YTJ and build up their self-esteem.
Over the past 10 years YTJ has successfully blended “Education” and “Entertainment” into their company and now has 35 studios and over 8,000 members in the Kanto, Kansai and Chubu areas. In addition to producing musicals they also host the Japan Youth Dance Festival.
Their next production will be the YTJ Alice in Wonderland Jukebox Musical! Please check the dates below for a show near you!
YTJ’s talented performers will be performing each song in English. This event is family friendly and please be sure to come dressed in your best Wonderland attire. There will be a special prize for a lucky guest who reads the Queen’s Decrees on the Alice Official Site or English Facebook Page and comes wearing the special item she requested! Tickets are 6,000 per person, be sure to reserve your seat at the tea party of the year.
Then later on this summer come follow Kaito and his friends! Jump and sing along as they embark on an adventure that helps bridge cultural gaps through music. During the journey they will learn more about themselves and the world around them they build up new interest in other cultures and diversity. This musical features popular songs from around the world performed in English. Tickets are on sale now and only cost 6,000 per person. Please follow the link for more information and to see showtimes and location https://show.ytj.gr.jp/info/worldmusic.
August 17th (Friday)
Doors open 12:45 / Start 13:00
Tickets (JP only) https://ytj.tstar.jp/cart/performances/112922/agreement
August 18th (Sun)
Doors Open 17:45 / Start 18:00
Tickets (JP only) https://ytj.tstar.jp/cart/performances/112926/agreement
※ Yokohama YTJ Hall tel. 045-507-7365
1-30-1, Nakagawa Chuo Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama City 〒 224-0003
August 24 (Saturday)
Doors Open 15:15 / Start 15:30
Doors Open 18:15 / Start 18:30
Tickets (JP only) https://ytj.tstar.jp/cart/performances/112343/agreement
August 25th (Sun)
Doors Open 12:15 / Starts 12:30
Tickets (JP only) https://ytj.tstar.jp/cart/performances/112920/agreement
Doors Open 15:00 / Start 15:15
Tickets (JP only) https://ytj.tstar.jp/cart/performances/112921/agreement
Doors Open 17:45 / Start 18:00
Tickets (JP only) https://ytj.tstar.jp/cart/performances/113194/agreement
※ Osaka Business Park Round Halltel. 0798-61-7778
2 Chome-1-61 Shiromi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 〒540-6120
YTJ Official Website: htt://www.ytj.gr.jp
Alice Official Website: https://ytj-show.jp/info/alice/
Alice Official English Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/YTJAlice/
World Music Official Site: https://show.ytj.gr.jp/info/worldmusic