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A Brazilian Portuguese-language production run of Death Note: The Musical (Death Note - O Musical) opened on July 20, 2022 in Brazil at that Clara Nunes Theater in Rio de Janeiro. It's final performance will be August 6, 2022. It is the first production of Death Note: The Musical in Brazilian Portuguese, and the seventh overall production.

The production was authorized as an editing practice – the final work of a student theater training course. The students are part of Faz Assim Arts School, which put on the play in partnership with Callaghans Productions from the United Kingdom.[2]

It received two more performances on Miguel Falabella Theater from September 23 to 25, 2022.[3] A video recording of the performance from August 8, 2022 will receive an online presentation on November 27, 2022. [4]

In December 22, 2022, it was nominated for the Musical.Rio award, in the Best Editing Practice category. [5]

Synopsis[]

Official synopsis for the Brazilian Portuguese version of Death Note: The Musical:[6]

English translation[7] Original official synopsis
Light Yagami, a brilliant student, bored by the lack of challenges, stumbles upon a discarded notebook that leads to the death of anyone whose name is written on its pages. Light decides to take matters into his own hands. Trying to remain anonymous and fighting a long battle against the police forces, Light meets a worthy adversary: L, internationally known for his investigative powers. With an atmosphere of suspense in the air, musical numbers invite you to discover who will be the next name to enter this list. Light Yagami, um estudante brilhante, entediado com a falta de desafios, se depara com um caderno descartado que leva à morte de qualquer pessoa cujo nome esteja escrito em suas páginas. Light decide fazer justiça com as próprias mãos. Tentando se manter anônimo e travando uma longa batalha contra as forças policiais, Light conhece um adversário à altura: L, conhecido internacionalmente pelos seus poderes de investigação. Com um clima de suspense no ar, números musicais convidam você a descobrir quem será o próximo nome a entrar nessa lista.

Credits[]

Cast[]

There was a "Shibuya cast" and a "Harajuku cast" that alternated the initial performances. The additional performance on August 6, 2022 was a mix of these cast members.

Role Shibuya cast[8] Harajuku cast[8] Aug 6 2022[9]
Light Yagami Paulo Mendes Gustavo Daniel Paulo Mendes
L Arthur Salerno Luiz Gustavo Lopes Arthur Salerno
Misa Amane Yasmin Zinganshin Anna Paula Guimarães Yasmin Zinganshin
Ryuk Júlia Perré Bernardo Mastena Bernardo Mastena
Rem Gabriela Barbosa Isa Canle Gabriela Barbosa
Soichiro Yagami Davi Garnier Gabriel Villas Boas Davi Garnier
Sayu Yagami Camila Duarte Rayssa Gomes Rayssa Gomes
Professor Erick Freire Wanderson Moura Erick Freire
Touta Matsuda Rodrigo Ribeiro Rodrigo Ribeiro Rodrigo Ribeiro
Misa's backup / Swing Valentina Schmidt Valentina Schmidt -
Reporter - - Valentina Schmidt

Crew[]

Crew credits for Brazilian Portuguese Death Note: The Musical:[6]

  • Translation: Noriko Tanaka
  • Versioning: Gustavo Segundo e Luiz Gustavo Lopes
  • Adaptation and direction: Fred Trotta
  • Musical direction: Kika Tristão
  • Musical direction assistant: Luiz Gustavo Lopes
  • Movement direction: Ariane Rocha
  • Cast preparation: Karlla Guimarães
  • Costumes : Anna Paula Guimarães
  • Sound design: Leandro Lobo
  • Sound: Quintal da Ideia
  • Arts: Bernardo Mastena
  • Social media: Gabriela Salman e Larissa Guimarães
  • Supervision: Martin Callaghan
  • Production: Escola de Artes Faz Assim
  • Production assistant: Isa Canle
  • Press office: Carol Freitas Assessoria

Awards[]

Award Category Result
Musical.Rio 2022 Editing practice Nominated

Gallery[]

Key art[]

Shibuya cast performance images[]

Harajuku cast performance images[]

Informational images[]

Behind the scenes[]

Video performances[]

Where is the Justice? (Onde está a justiça?)
June 20, 2022

Video cast interviews[]

Cast interview on Death Note becoming a musical, July 12, 2022
Cast interview on parallels between the musical and anime, July 26, 2022
Cast interview on humanized characterization
July 15, 2022
Cast interview "I was afraid"
July 14, 2022

Trivia[]

  • In 2023, the production team started an online funding campaign to record and release an album for Death Note: The Musical in Portuguese.[10]

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External links[]

References[]

  1. 2 hours with a 10 minute break. According to the official page for ticket sales.
  2. Jbox, ‘DEATH NOTE: O MUSICAL’ CHEGA AO RIO DE JANEIRO EM JULHO, May 23, 2022.
  3. https://www.jbox.com.br/2022/08/17/death-note-o-musical-ganha-novas-apresentacoes-no-rio-de-janeiro/
  4. https://www.jbox.com.br/2022/11/17/death-note-o-musical-ganha-apresentacao-online/
  5. https://www.jbox.com.br/2022/12/23/death-note-o-musical-e-um-dos-indicados-do-musical-rio-2022/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sympla: Death Note - O Musical. Retrieved August 1, 2022.
  7. Google translate
  8. 8.0 8.1 Originally posted by the production to Instagram live, reshared by Larissa Guimarães on Instagram . Also shared by Julia Perre on Instagram on June 23, 2022.
  9. Cast list posted to Instagram live by the production. Retrieved August 1, 2022.
  10. Fundraiser: Gravação do álbum em português de Death Note - O Musical. (archive)
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