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When Adam Cooper launched into the first verse of “Singin’ in the Rain” on the stage of Tokyu Theatre Orb back in 2014, a palpable ripple of excitement ran through the Tokyo audience — and this writer, who was there, certainly felt it, too.

“I didn’t expect the response we got,” says Cooper, recalling the song his character Don Lockwood sings in the musical of the same name. “At the end, people were cheering and standing up … it was very un-Japanese in a way. I thought we must be doing something special to get that kind of reaction.”

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