UPDATED (09/06) The winners to the Engeki Joshi Project audition have been announced.
Onoda Ayasa and Matsushita Haruna will take part in Juice=Juice’s Koisuru Hello Kitty musical while Ishii Anna, Sugimoto Suzuha and Tomizawa Erika will have roles in S/mileage’s SMILE FANTASY! musical.
The audition was announced as part of the Engeki Joshi Project. Instead of continuing their partnership with Gekidan Gekiharo, Up-Front has established a new theater division, the main difference being that all roles, including those of males, will be played by females. The practice is similar to that of the Takarazuka Revue, a renowned all-female musical theater troupe.
The winners will be introduced at a Hello! Shop event in Akihabara on September 13.
Koisuru Hello Kitty, one of the first musicals under this new initiative, recently had their press debut.