“BASE METAL”, 3rd stage to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the 3.5D musical recitation “READING HIGH”, had been held from May 3 to 7 at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Playhouse. Voice actors, including Yamadera Koichi, Suwabe Junichi, Kaji Yuki, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Yasumoto Hiroki, Aoi Shota, Toyonaga Toshiyuki, Umehara Yuichiro, Inoue Marina, and Sawashiro Miyuki appeared. The 5-day stage, featuring 10 gorgeous cast members, ended with applause and a full house.
“READING HIGH” is a 3.5D musical recitation with a concept of “musical recitation to make you HIGH”, which was established by Sony Music Entertainment together with Fujisawa Bunou, who is continuing to present cutting-edge recitation plays.
“BASE METAL” was held as the 3rd stage to commemorate the 5th anniversary of “READING HIGH” with gorgeous cast members. The story depicted the chaotic Palace of Versailles on the eve of the French Revolution and cheaters there. “BASE METAL” is based on “A BASE METAL” performed in 2014, and revived with renewed script and music by Muranaka Toshiyuki. In January, it was performed in Osaka as well.
The cast members include Yamadera Koichi / Suwabe Junichi(Count Cagliostro, etc.), Kaji Yuki / Hosoya Yoshimasa / Yasumoto Hiroki(Count of St. Germain, etc.), Aoi Shota / Toyonaga Toshiyuki / Umehara Yuichiro(Giacomo Casanova, etc.), and Inoue Marina / Sawashiro Miyuki(Charles de Normandie, etc.), and 4 of them appeared each day. The story became touching with their ability of expression, enthusiasm, and original music.
At the final stage, there was a live-performance of the band with the greetings from the cast members. A total of 9 performances for 5 days have ended with a standing ovation and applause.
“YOUNG WIZARDS ～Story from Ashiya Doman Oouchi Kagami”, the 1st stage to commemorate the 5th anniversary of “READING HIGH”, which was held at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall, will be released as Blu-ray/DVD on June 14. Please enjoy the world of “READING HIGH” at home.