3nin no Principal
3nin no Principal (3人のプリンシパル) was a musical performed by Nogizaka46's 3rd generation. The performances were held in AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from the 2nd to 11th of February, 2017. It was the 4th season of Nogizaka46's 16nin no Principal musicals, and the first season since June 2014.
Act one was the audition. The members announced their candidacy for the role they wanted to fill for the second act and the audience were the judges. The members then appealed to the audience in four ways: dance inspection, self introduction, practised performance ("etude"), and acting. In addition all members performed three Nogizaka songs.
Act two was the musical. The theme for this season was on the Galactic Railroad. Members chose one of three parts to audition for: Giovanni, Campanella or the Scorpion, and the audience voted for one member for each part. The second act mostly only featured the three selected members.
- Hane no Kioku (Giovanni and Campanella)
- Boku ga Iru Basho (Giovanni, Campanella, and the Scorpion)
- Inochi wa Utsukushii (Giovanni, Campanella, the Scorpion, and the other 9 members as back dancers)
The final act was a mini concert. This was a new segment for the Principal musical series. All 12 members performed for this part.
Cast and Crew
This section lists the candidate for each role at each performance. The selected member is bolded.
- February 2nd 18:00 (Thursday)
- February 3rd 18:00 (Friday)
- February 4th 12:00 (Saturday)
- February 4th 17:00 (Saturday)
- February 5th 12:00 (Sunday)
Nakamura Reno left early due to health reasons.
- February 5th 17:00 (Sunday)
Nakamura Reno stayed absent from this performance due to health reasons.
- February 6th 18:00 (Monday)
- February 7th 18:00 (Tuesday)
- February 8th 18:00 (Wednesday)
- February 9th 18:00 (Thursday)
- February 10th 18:00 (Friday)
- February 11th 12:00 (Saturday)
Umezawa Minami was absent from all performances from this one due to health reasons.
- February 11th 17:00 (Saturday)
- February 12th 12:00 (Sunday)