Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / The Revue
Picture Credit: jenebi (Original Show Program)
English Title: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / The Revue
Japanese Title: あかねさす紫の花 / ザ・レビュー
Romanized Title: Akanesasu Murasakino Hana / Za Rebyuu
Performances: Grand Theater, 7/1 - 8/9; Tokyo Theater, 11/1 - 11/28
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 7/12 & 7/22; Tokyo Theater, 11/13 & 11/20
Akanesasu Murasakino Hana:
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio & Kawasaki Tsuneo
Choreographer: Nishikawa Richou
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Author: Yokozawa Hideo, Okada Keiji, Kusano Akira
Director: Yokozawa Hideo, Okada Keiji, Kusano Akira
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Takai Yoshizumi, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji, & Kawasaki Tsuneo
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Oka Masami, Tsukasa Konomi, Yamada Taku, & Nakagawa Kumi
Conductor (Tokyo): Kitazawa Tatsuo
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Available on DVD: No
Other Cast: Takamiya Sachi (Senka - The Revue only), Oka Chiaki, Mai Chizuru, Seto Chihiro, Aizono Yuka, Chibune Yuka, Yuuzuru Mai, Takashio Tomoe, Makina Erika, Kumi Mari, Yutaka Ayumu, Tae Kurumi, Hanamiya Rara, Nagi Masami, Mifune Sachi, Ooshiro Tsubasa, Sen Midori, Mikaze Riza, Nanao Tomo, Asuka Yuu, Orizuru Ran, Kachou Itsuki, Sato Mihiro, Kamo Senjou, Kotozuki Chiko, Misono Juri, Ami Jun, Tatsuki Yuu
Grand Theater only: Hikari Kaoko, Koto Saori, Nana Asami
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
(Original summaries from the show program)
Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino
In the Yamato era, there were two noblemen, Nakanooe-no-Miko, who became the Emperor Tenichi, and Oama-noMiko who became the Emperor Tenmu, and a noble-woman Nukata-no-Okimi. These three were involved in a love triangle. This love triangle happened during Taika's political reformation. At this time the people lived healthy, vigorous and passionate lives. We would like to show you the story of this beautiful, passionate love affair set against the lifestyle of the Yamato era.
There were two sisters living in Nukata-no-sato in Yamato, the elder, Kagami-no-Okimi and the younger, Nukata-no-Okimi. Nukata-no-Okimi was in charge of religious ceremonies and banquets at the royal court. Pricne Nakanooe-no-Miko loved Kagami-no-Okini and Ouma-no_miko loved Nukata-no-Okimi. The two brothers wanted the two girls to be at court even when it was time for them to return home.
Nukata-no-Okimi had a baby by Oama-no-Miko, called Toichi-no-Himemiko. After the birth of the child, she grew even more beautiful than she had been before.
When Nakanooe-no-Miko saw how even more beautiful Nukata-no-Okimi had grown, he fell completely in love with her and decided he wanted her for himselfe, thus forsaking his previous love, Kagami no Okimi. So Nakanooe-no-Miko (who was very forceful and strong) made Ouma-no-Miko (who was a more generous, introspective person) Marry Nakanooe-no-Miko's daughter knowing that Nukata-no-Okimi would turn the rebound as she had been in love with Ouma-no-Miko, which she did.
This affair made the relationship between the two brothers which had been very good, very bad.
When Nukata-no-Okimi realized the trick Nakanooe-no-Miko had played, she decided to try and apologize to Ouma-no-Miko and return to him. However it was announced that Nakanooe-no-Miko would become emperor so Nakatomi-no-Kamatari, a minister, would not allow her to do so.
While they are performing the Kusurigari or herb-gathering ceremony in Gamono, where a very grand banquet is also being held to celebrate Nakanooe-no-Miko's accession to the throne, Nukata-no-Okimi meets Oama-no-Miko, who is now the crown prince, after not having seen him for a long time. At this meeting Nukata-no-Okimi composes a famous poem.
Akane sasu Murasakino yuki Shimeno yuki nomori wa mizuya Kimi ga sode furu.
--It was early evening./There were some stars in the sky above./It was a little bit dim when I walked around Murasakino,/And then Shimeno. I saw you waving to me./How bold you were!/But I was afraid that a guard in the field/Might see you.
The Revue: A Grand Carnival, 50th Anniversary of Mon Paris
I Love the Revue
Scene 1, Revue A
A man sings the theme song and 8 dancers dance behind him.
In the sparkling lights, dreams dance;
The dreams that are dancing there
Are your dreams of love
A singer¦....Asami Rei
Scene 2, Revue B
One of the stars sings the theme song, on a glittering stage. Boys dance around her.
An Etoile¦. Takamiya Sachi
Scenes 3-4. I love the Revue
A number of girls are standing on a large staircase. When the star sings "I love the Revue", they make various patterns.
Singers¦. Migiwa Natsuko, Asami Rei, Tsune Hanayo, Shou Sumire
Scene 5: Golden Duet
The large staircase vanishes and only the glittering lights are left on the stage, where a man and a woman dance and sing.
A man¦. Migiwa Natsuko
A woman¦.. Takamiya Sachi
Scene 6. Gold Diggers ˜77
80 people perform a line dance.
Scenes 7-9. Silver Illusion.
The stage is covered with silver color. It symbolizes the dream of the sky.
A singer¦. Migiwa Natsuko
II: Viva Takarazuka!
Scene 10. Viva Takarazuka!
Gentlemen in black tail coats and top hats sing Viva Takarazuka while girls dance around and among them: Takarazuka, with the fragrance of a flower garden where a slumberer dreams
Scenes 11-12. Mon Paris
About 40 gentlemen in black tail-coats dance on the stage and sing the song Mon Paris together. Mon Paris was performed in Japan for the first time fifty years ago by Takarazuka Revue.
Singers¦.. Migiwa Natsuko, Azuma Chiaki, Tsune Hanayo, Shou Sumire
Scenes 13-15. Viva Revue
Three singers sing the Takarazuka theme songs in medley.
Singers¦. Migiwa Natsuko, Asami Rei, Takamiya Sachi
A comedian¦ Kishi Kaori
Scenes 16-18. A Bunch of Violets
Many violet nymphs dance to a variation of the song Sumire no hana sakukoro (When the violets bloom).
Singers¦ Asami Rei, Azuma Chiaki, Kizuki Miho
Dancers¦ Masaki Keiko, Ban Akira, Kana Kasumi, Akane Mayumi
Scene 19. Dreamer
A boy wanders from place to place with an injured white bird. He doesn't know what to do with it.
A boy¦ Migiwa Natsuko
Scenes 20-22. Birds of Paradise.
He finds out a funny place. There is a cage. It is blocked the cage up with an iron lattice. He also finds out a group of funny birds of paradise the other side of the lattice. To our surprise, the injured bird gets well now and she dances. He and the injured bird dance with the flamingos before they knew. They dance and dance as best as they can.
A singing bird¦ Yashiro Kou
A white bird¦.. Kana Kasumi
A love bird¦.. Takamiya Sachi
Scene 23. Eagles
Suddenly, a big eagle comes to fly there and attacks them, they stand against the eagle but they are defeated and slain.
An Eagle¦ Asami Rei
Scenes 24-25. Phoenixes
There is a silence. It gets light gradually. All the slain birds and he get the eternal life in the end. They dance joyfully and thankfully.
Scenes 26-28. Finale.
Parade based on the theme song.
- Grand Theater was the final performance for Hikari Kaoko, Koto Saori, Nana Asami. Tokyo Theater was the final performance for Umi Shiraho, Shima Haruki.
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