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11 February 2014 @ 08:14 pm
Try Sleeping Next to a Hibernating Bear ~ report  
morinomiya, piloti hall 2014.02.10

So, as it were, I attended Tatsuya's butai 『Try Sleeping Next to a Hibernating Bear』 ~ Feb. 10. 18:30 show *screams LUCKY!!!*

This post won't be about spoilers ~ God knows, I didn't understand much aside from the basic plot.

BUT, Junno was right when he claimed Tatsuya is now Ueda-sama. Really. Tatsuya gave a splendid performance in his scenes.

His initial scenes started out with him being all playful and bubbly as we well know him to be at times. I found myself just wanting to jump up and give him a 'bear' hug (grins) I was in Row G and the theatre was small, so I was very close to the stage seeing his every changing facial expressions~ and what a beautiful man he is... not just him, but his acting. KAT-TUN biased aside, I was really captivated with his wide grins and his eyes and how he expressed and emphasised his emotions using his entire body.

In his latter scenes, his character completely changed. His character was like this perfect mad man on stage. He used his whole 'self' to convey his character's emotions. He did some really crazy things with his eyes and his expression kept changing to show how badly his fiance's affair with his brother devastated him. His hair was all messy and he really looked like a raggedy man about to jump off a cliff. His acting made a tragic scene looked beautiful and I was beyond impressed at the lengthy soliloquies/monologues he had to deliver. I think it really takes talent and hard work to have a stage alone and talking for over five minutes (alone) at an amazing speed, and yet making it so captivating. He was sweating and all from all the emotional and physical antics he was doing.

Honestly, I was really really really awed. I kept grinning and fighting myself to remain calm because WOW! This man, Ueda Tatsuya really did deliver. ☆*・゜゚・*\(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆

Then at the curtain ovation I had to laugh because he came out in his KAT-TUN Ueda Tatsuya self looking all grumpy and annoyed like, 'okay, I'm tired. Now, go home' (lol). The curtain raised about four times and he kept bowing - a mix of being humble and 'I'm too tired to do this another time' (hehe). He did smile in the end though :-)

He was the last of the casts to come on stage and the audience stood and cheered: he got the longest and loudest applause.sparklesparklesparkle

The entire butai lasted from 18:30~22:10 (approx.), and at first I was disappointed when I heard from other fan reports that he wouldn't appear in all the scenes, but after watching, that might have been impossible. Too many things were happening with too many people plus the setting of the butai was split into different era all the way back to 300 hundred years ago, plus the present and the in-between.

Oh, something else to appreciate about the butai, is that even if you don't understand much, the theatrics and costuming were very well done and they had a bit of visual comedy to balance the different moods happening. Really captivating, so the time went fast. I couldn't believe how much the time had fled when intermission came almost two hours after it started.

Anyway, I kept thinking that definitely, the stage is Tatsuya's to control and make his own. I also now wish to see his Romeo and Juliet. But I suppose that now, with this exposure, he might be back on stage nearer in the future than 2009 til now.

I'm sure there's more I wanted to mention, but I'm currently suffering from short-term memory-loss >< But I'm really glad I got this opportunity to see him in action that's not related to KAT-TUN but just him being out there alone as the main cast. I wish this for all KT members... for them to go out there and make a name for themselves and KAT-TUN and prove and maintain that they're not just idols with a pretty face, but that they are made of substance, talent and hard work ♥︎


Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: p.s. i love you by gackt
pan-chanpandanyan on February 11th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
LOVED your report!! >w< And girl I'm going to say this again but YOU LUCKY GIRL YOU!! TwT No seriously I'm so proud of you that you got to watch Uepi's stage play and I can just imagine through your words at how he must've acted and I'm so proud of him too! TwT

Ah somehow I love reading about the part where his character goes mad. I kind of get this feeling Ueda really channeled his hatred for cheating in that performance (since we all know how much he hates cheating xD) but I would've loved to actually see more of those scenes from the butai covered in TV spots or something >w< (don't get me wrong though bubbly!Uepi is just so squishy and adorable too >w<)

And LOL grumpy!Ueda at the end! He really needs some serious relaxing once all of this is done xD (will his Junno be waiting for him at home ready for a back massage?? >w<)

Again thanks so much for the report! I really enjoyed reading it >w<
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 11th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you found it interesting XD

I kept thinking about all the Ueda crazies while I watched, and kept thinking it would be great if you guys could see him too ^^

his craziness was good! the whole split character. He's really growing into the actor he wants to become <333

and lol, I tell you, he was just really lol at the end of the butai. I was all, 'ah, Uepi is back' ^^
serial_translatserial_translat on February 11th, 2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
Well, it was a pretty interesting report.

However, I saw a few weeks ago that someone assisted to two representations of him. XD *that person even saw Maru*

And for that person and her two other japanese friends as well, it was apparently pretty difficult to understand the whole plot even though it was very nice to see.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 11th, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
I saw a few weeks ago that someone assisted to two representations of him.

what do you mean?

and Thanks ^^ it was a good being there XD
serial_translatserial_translat on February 11th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
What do I mean ? ^^

Just this Green-san : http://peaceofmouse.blog124.fc2.com/blog-entry-248.html#more
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 11th, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
I read that report. But wanted to know why you said 'assisted two representations of him', but I guess you meant 'attended' two shows.

Sorry. got a bit confused since I was talking about this dual personality and all.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 11th, 2014 11:00 pm (UTC)
and it's Lyan, if you wish ^^
harukana_linziharukana_linzi on February 11th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
Lyaaaaan~ I'm so jealous >_< I'm glad you had an awesome time :D Thank you for reporting back to us! I saw the news clips and to be honest...I think the play looks/sounds kinda scary >_< Uepi's ok right? T_T He didn't go too crazy right? :P

There aren't words for how jealous I am you got to see him in a stageplay!! I really hope he does get more roles :D
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 12th, 2014 12:05 pm (UTC)
*___________* you're welcome!
yeah he was pretty crazy in his later scenes but he's all right XD. Wish I could have seen his final act today ><

Hopefully you'll be here for his next play XD
harukana_linziharukana_linzi on February 13th, 2014 08:30 am (UTC)
Hopefully!! I'm still working on that list of questions I have for you >_<
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 14th, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
bring them on ^^
resha22chad: KAT-TUNresha22chad on February 11th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 12th, 2014 12:05 pm (UTC)
haha lucky has been on my side so far XD
Aru: Uepiarisu_aru on February 11th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
Lucky lucky Lyan *___*

"he came out in his KAT-TUN Ueda Tatsuya self looking all grumpy and annoyed like (...) a mix of being humble and 'I'm too tired to do this another time" made me laugh really loud. I can see this in my head XD

But *sighs* dazzling Uepi is something I'd really love to see live.

I'm really glad you got your ticket for this butai and could attend another amazing KAT-TUN-related event! I'm happy for you and HORRIBLY jealous ;-)

kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 12th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
*___* wish you were there!
you've love it!!!
and yeah his Tatsuya self at the end was really lol I'll never forget it XD

Next time, I hope we're both there for his butai ^^
Aruarisu_aru on February 12th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
One day we'll definitely go together *determined*

And not only to butai, but also KAT-TUN concert *-*

Edited at 2014-02-12 02:58 pm (UTC)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 14th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
oh yes! hopefully we'll have seat by seat tickets. Perfect flailing partner <33
Forever-Late Girl: uedadori_liv on February 12th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
Joining the list of people who are jealous you got to see the show! >.<
But seriously, thanks for posting this report. I was thinking a while ago (when ppl were posting on twitter about the play etc.) how much i would love to see Ueda's and Miura Haruma's stage plays. (And, of course, know japanese so that I could actually understand them >_<)

Sounds like it was really good, and Ueda was really good. I'm so happy he seems to be doing well and is getting a lot of praise for his work.

he came out in his KAT-TUN Ueda Tatsuya self looking all grumpy and annoyed like, 'okay, I'm tired. Now, go home' (lol) phaha, i so love this <3

Thanks for sharing this with us :)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 12th, 2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
*_______* I've had my share of jealousy so I know how it feels lol

and yeah, Tatsuya good stuff! I really wish he continues to get offers to be the lead in plays. I think he enjoys it XD

and you're welcome! glad I can share with you guys and hopefully next time, I can report more and better ^^
serial_translatserial_translat on February 12th, 2014 06:10 am (UTC)
Oups XD Bad word, my bad !!! A kind of typo I guess. lol

Oky, Lyan-san, I'd remembered. ^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 12th, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC)
no worries ^^
it happens!
Isa-chan: Dorky JunDamamushi_takki on February 14th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
Hi Lyan~
omg you went to Uepi's stage?! uwa sugoi!! you're so lucky *O*!!
haha if I were you I would be screaming like a mad I dunno lol (well, not in the stage but my inner self)

there is no doubt that Ueda is a great actor :)
I'm so proud of him.

btw are you still in Japan?! what a beautiful experience! tell us about it~
and thank you for your report!:)

kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 14th, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Lucky!!!!! haha yeah I was.
It was great. I didn't think I would've been there but it then it happened and I was just screaming inside.

Still all bubbly and dazed that I attended the concert, fan meeting and then the play ^_____^

and you're welcome about the report xoxo
Isa-chan: Uepi x Junno chibi mangamamushi_takki on February 20th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Omg I can imagine that! like a dream come true *__*

eh?! the concert and the fan meeting too?! gosh I cannot help but envy you! xD
uso uso kawauso!

keep enjoying dear >w< !!
*huggles* <3
fanofta: pic#117683646fanofta on February 14th, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh.My.GOSH!!! THAT IS SO INSANELY COOL THAT YOU GOT TO GO!!!! I'm like gushing right now and I didn't even see it >.< I had longed to see him in Romeo and Juliet! I looked up every little clip of it that I could find. I really do feel Ueda has a natural talent for acting and I'm sooooooooo glad he's doing more of it >.< I would love to go see a stage play Q.Q Especially if it had Ueda hehe XD Another thing to add to the list of must-do-this-before-I-die XD

Thanks for talking about this though~ It's really cool :D And just congrats for getting to go^^ It sounds like it was a really interesting and fun play :D You sure are lucky ;)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 19th, 2014 09:09 am (UTC)
Hey Stranger ^^
Good to still see that you're around.

Yeah, lucky me to have seen this play XD Ueda was really kool and should definitely get more opportunities like this!
fanoftafanofta on February 20th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
Haha XD Hey! Yep~ After a long time, I came back to LJ XD I don't have time to sub anymore though, so I'm just gonna be an annoying fangirling bum lol XD

That's so awesome! I definitely agree~ I'd love to see him act in more dramas >.< My mom and I are currently fangirling over Kame in Tokyo Bandwagon (yeah, we're a tad behind the times, but that's life OTL), so I'd LOVE for another Ueda drama~
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on February 24th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
well at least you're still around XD
Have fun!