Die Fledermaus / THE ENTERTAINER!
Picture Credit: Gabby | Official Chirashi
English Title: The Bat (Die Fledermaus) / THE ENTERTAINER!
Japanese Title: こうもり / THE ENTERTAINER!
Romanized Title: Koumori / THE ENTERTAINER!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 03/18 - 04/25; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 05/13 - 06/19
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 04/05; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 05/26
Based On: An operetta by Johan Strauss II
Author/Director: Tani Masazumi
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Ueda Hironari
Choreographer: Shou Sumire, Yamamura Tomogorou
Conductor (Takarazuka): Terashima Masao
Shinjin Kouen Director: Machida Saika
Author/Director: Noguchi Kousaku
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Masaki Rino, KENJI, Suzukake Miyuki
Conductor (Takarazuka): Ooyagi Yasushi
Available on DVD: Yes (release date: 08/28/2016)
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date: 08/28/2016)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: None
|Dr. Falke (a physicist)||Hokushou Kairi||Shidou Ryuu|
|Adele (a maid in the von Eisenstein household)||Hinami Fuu||Maaya Kiho|
|Marquis Gabriel von Eisenstein||Kurenai Yuzuru||Aya Ouka|
|Dr. Lert, Falke’s teacher||Natori Rei||Otosaki Itsuki|
|Prince Orlofsky, crown prince of Russia||Seijou Kaito||Haruto Yuuho|
|Duchess Rebrova, guest of the prince||Mari Yuzumi||Kisaki Airi|
|Frosch, a jailer||Miki Chigusa||Amaji Sora|
|Frank, a prison governor||Toki Irisu||Toudou Jun|
|Colonel Ramon||Ichijou Azusa||Asamizu Ryou|
|Dr. Blind, a lawyer||Nanami Hiroki||Yuuhi Maki|
|Viscount Necqer, guest of the prince||Kisaragi Ren||Takuto Rei|
|Viscount Necqer’s wife, guest of the prince||Shirotae Natsu||Nanase Miki|
|Ivan, Prince Orlofsky’s grand chamberlain||Tenju Mitsuki||Ouha Mirai|
|M-me Bardot, guest of the prince||Otoha Minori||Amairo Mineri|
|Themis, Eisenstein’s maid||Hishiro Yua||Shiratori Yuriya|
|Rosalinde, Eisenstein’s wife||Yumeki Anru||Katori Reira|
|Krypton, Falke’s assistant||Toa Reiya||Amahana Ema|
|Polonius, Falke’s assistant||Mao Yuuki||Soubu Sakiho|
|Yuri, the prince’s servant||Sazanami Reira||Yuunagi Ryou|
|Alfred, Eisenstein’s butler||Rei Makoto||Aomi Sario|
|Misha, the prince’s servant||Hiroka Yuu||Minato Rihi|
|Argon, Falke’s assistant||Seo Yuria||Kisa Kaoru|
|Ida, Adele’s sister||Kisaki Airi||Kozakura Honoka|
|Xenon, Falke’s assistant||Shidou Ryuu||Sayaka Rin|
|Irene, Eisenstein’s maid||Maaya Kiho||Ouri Mao|
|Laura, Eisenstein’s maid||Kozakura Honoka||Nijou Hana|
|Leda, Eisenstein’s maid||Amairo Mineri||Kirari An|
Other Cast: Aimi Serena, Kizaki Reo, Seki Yurito, Shizuki Otone, Natsuki Rei, Sorano Miyu, Murasaki Rira, Mai Hinano, Iroha Reo, Miono Saki, Mito Kurara, Amaki Homare, Mioka Anri, Amano Kiyora, Hayato Reo, Kiwami Shin, Hazuki Riran, Akashi Reima, Kou Erise, Ayazono Hina, Asakura Shizuku, Amakake Sakura, Kusanagi Kizuki, Seira Hitomi
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
“Die Fledermaus” (The Bat) is an operetta by Johann Strauss II, also known as “The Waltz King.” The new, extraordinary and delightful musical by Kairi Hokusho and the Star troupe breathes fresh life into a work with many a famous song and adoring fans around the world.
It is the late 19th century in Vienna. Dr. Falke, together with his good friend, the Marquis Eisenstein, is attending a costume ball hosted by Empress Elisabeth. On the way home, Eisenstein is at a loss over what to do with the intoxicated Falke. He gets carried away and ties up Falke along an avenue. The doctor is stuck there all the night. Falke, trapped in his bat costume until the morning, becomes the laughingstock of the city and earns the nickname “Dr. Bat.” He is unable to contain his anger, and to give Marquis Eisenstein a taste of his own medicine, Falke comes up with a plan for sweet revenge. Savor the gamesmanship between masterminds in a musical featuring a unique cast of characters.
This dazzling, colorful Show is an utterly riveting display by the Star troupe, led by Kairi Hokusho, “The Ultimate Entertainer.”
This Show is all about the “Entertainer,” with a modern arrangement of diverse tunes including jazz, classical, pop and more for a truly amazing spectacle that is out of this world. The Show is an epochal piece of entertainment abounding with thrills.
“THE ENTERTAINER!” is a Takarazuka Revue debut for Kosaku Noguchi, who takes the stage for the first time in a performance at the Takarazuka Grand Theater with the 102nd class.
- Wikipedia entry on the operetta.
- THE ENTERTAINER! is a Grand Theater debut for director Noguchi Kousaku.
- Hatsubutai for the 102nd class.
- Final performance for Toki Irisu, Hishiro Yua, Mai Hinano and Ouha Mirai.
- Ooki Makoto was absent from both the Takarazuka and Tokyo runs due to injury.
- Issei Kei (102nd class) was absent from the Takarazuka run due to ill health from 2016/03/18 to 2016/03/26.
- Houma Toa (102nd class) did not appear in act two, scenes 5B and 16 of THE ENTERTAINER! from 2016/05/13 until the end of the Tokyo run due to injury.
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