Songs from Momotaro -
A Tale of Bravery
This production's success has been a complete surprise each time I have staged it because the story is basically unknown to the children. However, it has many elements that spark young children's vivid imaginations.
All I have to say is this is a Japanese Superhero show, and those 5-10 year old boys are all over it. They love being able to do martial arts moves, create their fantasy character masks, and become Demons.
The girls love playing with their little baby dolls, doing beautiful dances, and using the Chinese ribbon wands. They especially love the castle set with dragons painted on the doors and using a long piece of blue fabric to create a river.
Many viewers have commented how this story is so beautiful with its stylized Kibuki theater staging techniques, graceful dances, colorful costumes, and culturally inspired music.
Full List of Songs
Overture, Prologue, Raided! Pillaged!, Here by the River, The River Spirit, This Is Momotaro, Time Spirits, I am Momotaro, The Quest, Fighting the Demons, Revealing the Treasure, Hero, Glorious! Victorious!, Epilogue, Bows, Exit Music, Play-Off