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SPIRITED AWAY: Live on Stage Reveals New North American Theatrical Dates

spirited away: live on stage

In February we learned that GKIDS will be bringing the Spirited Away stage play to cinemas in North America for special screenings, and now we have some new dates. Due to what GKIDS calls “overwhelming fan demand,” two more dates have been added and now the SPIRITED AWAY: Live on Stage screenings will be held on April 23, 25, 27 and May 2. 

As noted, both Tuesday dates are the new ones, and the list below reflects which of the rotating lead cast members will be featured in each:

All event listings are in local time 

  • Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 PM (with Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro)
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 4:00 PM (with Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro) **New Date
  • Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM (with Mone Kamishiraishi as Chihiro)
  • Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM (with Mone Kamishiraishi as Chihiro) ** New Date


Here is the cast: Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi play Chihiro, Kotaro Daigo and Hiroki Miura play Haku, Koharu Sugawara and Tomohiko Tsujimoto play No Face, Miyu Sakihi and Fu Hinami play Chihiro’s mom, Tomorowo Taguchi and Satoshi Hashimoto play Kamaji, Mari Natsuki and Romi Park play Yubaba/Zeniba (and Natsuki was their original voice actress in the anime!), Kenya Osumi plays Chihiro’s dad, Sunao Yoshimura plays Chichiyaku, and Obata no Oniisan plays Aogaeru.

GKIDS gave this description for the play:

“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.”

Source: Press release