Illya Darling 1974 Totyo cast staged by Robert Arditti.
Fubuki Koshiji starred in this musical based on the movie Never on a Sunday,
and working together we became good friends but sadly she died in 1980. Ya chara Kochan
Homer Thrace comes to Greece, the Golden Land of legend
where he meets a local prostitute named Illya.
Darling Illya Like a Song we Sing your Name
Never on a Sunday, a Sunday, a Sunday
Cos' thats my day of Rest
19 sailors dancing "Heaven help the Sailors"
We're in for Stormy Weather
The Medea Tango in which Illya tells her own version of the story
with a happy ending
She explains that Medea hides the children till Jason is a good husband
and then they all went to the Sea Shore
Dear Mr Schubert with love, Homer teaches Illya the classics
Illya sings Dear Mr Schubert with Love
Come any day and you'll be my guest!
Illya says good bye to Homer Thrace as he prepairs to return to the U.S.
both have grown from their encounter and now it is time for Homer to return home
As Homer boards the ship Illya calls "Ya Chara! Homer"
Robert and Koshiji setting the Never on a Sunday number
a little down time in rehearsals
but before long it was back to the grind stone