Spirited Away: Live On Stage in cinemas on April 23 and 27, 2023, in various cities throughout the US, as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2023.
“Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning animated feature film comes to life in this first-ever stage adaptation, full of dazzling sets, captivating musical numbers, and wondrous puppets of beloved characters. Adapted and directed by Tony Award®-winner John Caird (Les Misérables), two unique casts and performances were filmed during the show’s acclaimed 2022 run at Tokyo’s historic Imperial Theatre, featuring Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi as Chihiro.”
Also: “The theatrical release of the gorgeous Spirited Away stage play now has a hauntingly beautiful trailer — and an official release date. This first trailer highlights some of the movie’s most memorable characters and moments, like Chihiro meeting the mysterious spirit No-Face and the six-armed Kamajī, who operates the boiler room of the bath house. It’s set to some of the movie’s iconic score and is just absolutely breathtaking for something that’s only 41 seconds long. Spirited Away: Live on Stage will be in theaters on April 23 and 27, with each date featuring a different cast. The live recording was filmed during the production’s 2022 run at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. Spirited Away: Live on Stage is part of this year’s Ghibli Fest lineup. Ghibli Fest is GKids and Fathom Events’ annual celebration of Studio Ghibli’s iconic films, bringing a selection to theaters for limited dates.”—”Chihiro finds her way home in Spirited Away stage play movie trailer. Anyone else start tearing up when they hear the music?”