Whether it’s regular theater that gets you going these days — or you’re skipping along more to musicals — as 2019’s curtains rise, variety will be the spice of live stages this coming year.

In the realm of musicals, American composer Dave Malloy’s 2012 “electropop opera,” “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” is running through Jan. 27 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (TMET) in Ikebukuro.

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