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Don Carlos / Shining Rhythm!




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English Title: Don Carlos / Shining Rhythm!
Japanese Title: ドン・カルロス / Shining Rhythm!
Romanized Title: Don Karurosu / Shining Rhythm!

Troupe: Snow
Year: 2012
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 03/09 - 04/09; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 04/27 - 05/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 03/27; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 05/10

Don Carlos:
Based On: Friedrich Schiller's Don Karlos, Infante von Spanien
Author / Director: Kimura Shinji
Composer: Hasegawa Masahiro, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Masaki Rino
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Terashima Masao
Shinjin Kouen Director: Kashihata Aiko

Shining Rhythm!:
Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Composer: Nishimura Kouji, Kai Masato, Kuratomi Shinichi, Nakagawa Akira
Choreographer: Hirasawa Satoshi, KAZUMI-BOY, Bryant Baldwin, Satou Chikanori
Conductor (Takarazuka): Ooyagi Yasushi
Conductor (Tokyo): Wakabayashi Yuuji

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 05/25/12)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No

Cast

RoleCastShinko Cast
Don Carlos (prince of Spain; the son of Philip II and the late Maria Manuela)Otozuki Kei Ayanagi Shou
Leonore (one of Queen Isabel's ladies-in-waiting)Maihane Mimi Hoshino Anri
Marquis de Posa (a young noble who champions the cause of the Flemish people)Sagiri Seina Kiraha Reo
Archbishop ToledoAsuka Yuu Ouga Mitsuki
Lady FeliaAsaki Yumemi Manaka Ayu
Nurse Lucia (A wet nurse in the service of Lady Eboli)Asaki Yumemi Shiranagi Suzu
Philip II (the king of Spain; pines for his late wife Maria Manuela)Misuzu Aki Hokaze Narumi
Countess de LermaMaisaki Rin Toumi Sarasa
Illusion WomanMaisaki Rin Konohana Inori
Grand InquisitorSouno Haruto Tsukishiro Kanato
Lady BorjaKaho Anna Maisono Ruri
Joana (younger sister of Philip II; sent to Portugal for marriage but returns to Spain after her husband dies)Suzuhana Risa Amane Sara
Don Juan de Austria (Philip II's half-brother; concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Ozuki Tooma Ayakaze Sakina
Tiziano (an Italian merchant who holds a masquerade)Saou Kurama Kujou Asu
Lady MendozaSahana Mako Subaru Hanaka
Sebastian (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Daigo Seshiru Touma Kazuki
Queen Isabel (sent from France to become Queen of Spain; previously engaged to Carlos)Satsuki Aina Momohana Hina
Duke Alba (a soldier)Renjou Makoto Oosumi Rei
Government OfficialKaon Yuuki Daiki Ryou
Luis Gomez de Silva (Carlos' tutor)Karyou Shizuru Mana Haruto
Illusion ManAsakaze Rei Utakaze Sui
Lady La CerdaChikaze Karen Hanae Chiho
Illusion WomanChikaze Karen Hanabuki Noa
Lady Eboli (wife of Luis Gomez de Silva)Manaka Ayu Yumeka Ami
Lady ToledoKonohana Inori Ai Sumire
Illusion ManTouma Kazuki Asei Itsuki
Lady OsorioHinazuki Otoha Aoi Miki
Lady OlivaresShiranagi Suzu Shiramine Yuri
Government OfficialUtakaze Sui Mizusa Ruru
ServantOuga Mitsuki Ou Ibuki
Sofia (a lady-in-waiting)Toumi Sarasa Hinazuki Otoha
Alejandro Farnese (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Ayanagi Shou Yuuto Iriya
Illusion ManOosumi Rei Kazushiro Runa
Flora (a lady-in-waiting)Momohana Hina Shouno Chio
Alfonzo (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Mana Haruto Tachibana Kou
Ferdinand (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Ayakaze Sakina Machi Yuuka
ChamberlainHokaze Narumi Soranami Kou
Illusion WomanMaisono Ruri Anno Konomi
ServantAsei Itsuki Minazuki Maki
Enrique (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Kujou Asu Ouji Kaoru
Teresa (a lady-in-waiting)Amane Sara Saizuki Tsukushi
Duarte (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Kiraha Reo Towaki Sea
Illusion ManYuuto Iriya Kanou Yuuri
Illusion WomanAi Sumire Hanae Chiho
Jaime (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)Tsukishiro Kanato†  Amatsuki Tsubasa
Clara (a young Flemish girl)Hoshino Anri Himehana Yukino


Other Cast: Meika Rara, Hizakura Honori, Karen Emiri, Sara Anna

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


From the official web site, with some small changes.

Don Carlos


It's the late 16th century. Spanish Prince Don Carlos is adored by the court and his people. As a royal heir, he is expected to carry the Kingdom's future on his shoulders. One day, Carlos goes to a forest for some quiet contemplation.

Queen Isabel appears before him, accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Leonore. Isabel was once Carlos' fiancée. However, the countries behind the arrangement had a change of plan, and so instead she ended up marrying his father, Philip II. If anyone familiar with this course of events were now to spot the pair talking to each other, they would surely come to a one, mistaken conclusion: that it was a tryst. Carlos is worried about such an eventuality, but Isabel starts to speak. She has a secret that can only be conveyed while the two are alone. Yet just at that moment, the couple are surrounded by retainers who have been in search of them. Isabel's words are cut short.

That evening, Carlos has an audience with Philip II. He is unable to open up to his father, as he was raised in the absence of his parents from a very young age. When asked whether he and Isabel had a clandestine meeting, he struggles for an answer. Carlos' behavior fills Philip II with suspicion over the nature of the pair's relationship. The King secretly summons the Marquis of Posa, a good friend of Carlos and one of his best retainers, and orders him to find out what the pair are up to.

Carlos, who is close friends with many young aristocrats, becomes involved in a debate one evening with a group of young people over the future of Spain. The Marquis of Posa, having just returned from a trip to observe conditions in the Netherlands, starts to talk about the awful oppression he witnessed there of Protestants. As the storm of religious reform blows across Europe, the oppression by Philip II of the Dutch Protestants grows harsher by the day. How is it that religion, which is supposed to guide people toward happiness, is ending up causing so many deaths? Many of the young people concur with the Marquis, and they appeal to Carlos to petition Philip II, requesting that the King curb the brutal anti-Protestant oppression. Carlos listens solemnly to his friends' arguments, but he answers that as long as he is prince, he is in no position to take any immediate action.

After retiring to his room, Carlos thinks of ways of doing something for the people of the Netherlands, as well as for his friends who are so alarmed over their plight. Leonore then arrives carrying a secret letter written by Isabel, saying she wants to speak with him one more time. Carlos and Leonore are childhood friends, as they were raised together at the home of his aunt, Joana. Carlos' heart skips a beat at the visit by Leonore, as he has been secretly in love with her. Leonore too has concealed her feelings for him, yet she full appreciates her position as a lady-in-waiting, and has never spoken of her feelings. Carlos, who has come to terms with the fact that more than anything else, he is heir to the throne of the Habsburg Family, entrusts Leonore with his reply for Isabel. Yet behind his back, the Marquis of Posa discovers what the couple are up to.



Shining Rhythm!


Light, shadow, excitement, joy - along with passion and dynamic movement! The stars of Snow Troupe, dancers and singers move with scintillating rhythms, and sparkle with power and enchantment in this magical dancing show!

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