DAIMYO – A Musical Revolution is a musical set in ancient Japan. Conceived by composer Leo Floyd and lyricist-dramatist Michael Car, DAIMYO tells the story of a hapless fisherman in his quest to fit a mythical daimyo’s footsteps and bring order to the province.
Who Does „Daimyo“ Mean?
In feudal Japan, a daimyo was part of the Samurai caste, the Japanese noble-men. As rulers of Japan’s provinces, the daimyos where at a certain time almost as powerful as the emperor himself. In our play, the name of the fictitious Yamana province’s ruling daimyo is Akimoto.
DAIMYO – A Musical Revolution invites you to a journey into a magical world where under harsh conditions good nature and humanity prevails. The fisherman learns on important truth on his adventure: You can achieve anything your heart desires if only you believe in it hard enough … and are never giving up.
No matter when or where on the planet, people always had the same basic needs. And eventually always find a good way to endure the hardship of life.
First and foremost, DAIMYO wants to inspire. Floyd & Car present the audience with two and a half hours of thrilling storytelling and musical joy. In addition, they want to spark the audience’s curiosity about Japanese history and eradicate clichés.
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