Chateau de la Reine / Viva! Festa!
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English Title: Chateau de la Reine (The Queen's Chateau) / Viva! Festa!
Japanese Title: 王妃の館 / VIVA! FESTA!
Romanized Title: Oohi no Yakata / Viva! Festa!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/03 - 03/06; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 03/31 - 04/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/21; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 04/13
Chateau de la Reine:
Based On: The novel of the same name by Asada Jirou, and the 2015 film of the same name.
Script/Director: Tabuchi Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Ueda Hironari
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, AYAKO
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director: Tabuchi Daisuke
Author/Director: Nakamura Satoru
Composer: Nishimura Kouji, Kuratomi Shinichi, Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Hirasawa Satoshi, AYAKO
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/20/2017)
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 04/20/2017)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: None
|Kitashirakawa Ukyou (a celebrity romance novel author. Visiting Paris to get over writer's block)||Asaka Manato||Rui Makise|
|Sakurai Reiko (branch manager of a minor tour company, tour conductor)||Misaki Rion||Haruha Rara|
|Louis XIV (17th century French king. Master of the Chateau de la Reine)||Makaze Suzuho||Takato Chiaki|
|Iwanami (Masae's husband)||Itsuki Chihiro||Homare Seri|
|Shimoda Kouji (Fusako's husband)||Kotobuki Tsukasa||Akina Rui|
|Shimoda Fusako (Kouji's wife)||Mikaze Maira||Amase Hatsuhi|
|Hayami Ritsuko||Junya Chitose||Koharuno Sayo|
|Iwanami Masae (Iwanami's wife)||Kanon Mai||Hanayuki Rira|
|Kondou Makoto||Sumiki Sayato||Yuuki Shion|
|Can-Can Dancer||Ayase Akina||-|
|Tanno Nihachi (Mayo's husband)||Rinjou Kira||Junna Subaru|
|Manon||Matsukaze Akira §||Mizuka Ichi|
|Kanezawa Kanichi||Aizuki Hikaru||Rukaze Hikaru|
|Accordion Player||Hoshibuki Ayato||Sumikaze Nagi|
|Anne d'Autriche (mother of Louis XIV)||Seoto Risa||Haruka Kokoro|
|Marie Thérèse (wife of Louis XIV)||Aishiro Moa||Hanamiya Sara|
|Crayon (aka Kuroiwa Gentarou)||Sorahane Riku||Manami Hikaru|
|Can-Can Dancer||Yuino Kanari||-|
|Can-Can Singer||Fuuma Kakeru||Wakato Ritsu|
|Duran||Mitsuki Haruka||Asahina Aoi|
|Can-Can Dancer||Hanasaki Airi||-|
|Flower Seller||Sakurane Rei||-|
|Hotel Employee||Hoshizuki Rio||-|
|Can-Can Dancer||Aisaki Maria||-|
|Togawa Mitsuo||Sakuragi Minato||Kihou Kanata|
|Tanno Mayo (Nihachi's wife)||Ayaka Mari||Yukino Kasari|
|Can-Can Dancer||Suzuka Maya||-|
|Hotel Employee||Asao Ren||-|
|Diana||Reimi Urara||Hoshikaze Madoka|
|Pierre||Kazuki Sora||Manase Mira|
|Petit Louis||Haruha Rara||Mizune Shiho|
|Michiru||Hoshikaze Madoka||Hanaki Maia|
Other Cast: Setohana Mari, Akine Hikaru, Risaki Shigure, Hanabishi Rizu†, Kazaki Shun, Konan Makoto, Maihana Miria, Kanato Miyabi, Takato Chiaki, Ibuki Yuuha, Setsuki Renya, Koko Sakura‡, Koko Sakura, Hanashiro Saaya, Sagise You, Kokaze Haku, Kazeiro Hyuuga, Oumi Runo, Haruno Sakura, Hiyuki Arisu, Yumekaze Sayaka, Kagayaki Yuu
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The Queen's Chateau－ Château de la Reine－
English summary from official site:
Our story takes place at the Chateau de la Reine, or "The Queen's Chateau," a property left behind by Louis XIV of France, the "Sun King." It is a comedy originally penned by Jiro Asada in the novel of the same name, in which he portrays a web of human relationships formed by a group of singular characters. Now the Takarazuka Revue is giving this best-selling story its own unique spin by turning it into a musical.
The Chateau de la Reine is a luxury hotel tucked into a corner of the Place des Vosges. The hotel has very high standards for its clientele, but the establishment has in fact fallen into serious financial trouble. This state of affairs attracts the attention of Pan World Tour Enterprises, a travel agency on the verge of bankruptcy. The two businesses team up to come up with an audacious and unprecedented plan to double-book tours, by which they cunningly book guests from two tours—the high-priced Light (Positive) Tour and the cheap Shadow (Negative) Tour—in the same rooms. But all they get are troublesome, difficult guests, including an eccentric, popular novelist. All sorts of chaos erupts as episodes involving a former Châtelain and King Louis unfold. When all is said and done, where will these people, so confused about love and life, end up?
It's a festa where people escape from their everyday lives to celebrate all the things that make life worth living: prayer, appreciation, hope and more! The theme of this Super Revue is the festa of the world, including Rio's Carnival, Walpurgis Night from North and Central Europe, the Running of the Bulls in Spain, and the Yosakoi Soran Festival of Japan. Audiences will witness the compelling power of the Cosmos Troupe in numerous ways. Welcome to the festa of the Cosmos Troupe, led by Manato Asaka.
- Final performance for top musumeyaku Misaki Rion.
- Chateau de la Reine was the Grand Theater debut for director Tabuchi Daisuke.
- Information and trailers for the 2015 film can be found at Asian Wiki.
- † Due to injury, Hanabishi Rizu was out for the entirety of both the Grand Theater and Tokyo Theater runs.
- ‡ Due to injury, Koko Sakura only performed from Feb. 3 - 6, then was out for the rest of the Grand Theater run and the entire Tokyo Theater run including shijinkouen. She was scheduled to appear as Petite Louis but following her injury it was announced that Mizune Shiho would assume the role.
- § Due to injury, Matsukaze Akira did not appear in the Tokyo run of the revue show "Viva Festa!" She did, however, perform in the musical "Chateau de la Reine."
- Viva! Festa! was revived in 2019 by Cosmos Troupe as Viva! Festa! in Hakata.
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