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El Halcon -The Falcon- / Revue Orchis -A Star Named Orchis-




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English Title: El Halcon -The Falcon- / Revue Orchis -A Star Named Orchis-
Japanese Title: エル・アルコン―鷹― / レビュー・オルキス―蘭の星―
Romanized Title: Eru Arukon -Taka- / Rebyuu Orukisu -Ran no Hoshi-

Troupe: Star
Year: 2007-2008
Performances: Grand Theater, 11/2 - 12/15; Tokyo Theater, 1/2 - 2/11
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 11/20; Tokyo Theater, 1/22

El Halcon:

Based On: Aoike Yasuko's manga "El Halcon" and "Seven Seas, Seven Skies"
Author/Director: Saitou Yoshimasa
Music: Terashima Tamiya, Aoki Tomoko
Choreography: Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, KAZUMI-BOY
Shinjin Kouen Director: Harada Ryou

Revue Orchis:

Author/Director: Kusano Akira
Music: Takahashi Kuni, Oota Takeshi
Choreography: Oscar Araiz, Hayama Kiyomi, Wakao Risa

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 02/05/08)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: Yes
Vocals were cut from the following songs of Revue Orchis:
Scene 9 "La Conparsa" (singer: Minami Mari, etc.)
Scene 23 "Adios Nonino" (singer: Aran Kei & Toono Asuka)

Cast

RoleCastShinko Cast
Tyrian Persimmon (raised in England, with a Spanish mother)Aran Kei Yumeno Seika
Gilda Lavanne (A French aristocrat & pirate)Toono Asuka Kitori Mariya
Luminous Red Benedict (an Englishman and pirate with a score to settle)Yuzuki Reon Mahiro Shun
Gregory Benedict (Red's father; the most honest merchant of Plymouth) / Santa Kruz (Spanish admiral)Ema Naoki Mizuki Ryou
IsabellaMari Yuzumi Hazakura Shizuku
Edrington (Tyrian's father) / Ricardo (Spanish sailor)Nishiki Ai Kurenai Yuzuru
Adeline (female pirate)Asamine Hikari Mizuse Chiaki
Sir Persimmon (Tyrian's stepfather)Shiran Masumi Asato Mao
Bishop ChamberyMiki Chigusa Naoki Jun
Gerard Peru (Spanish spy; Tyrian's mentor.)Tatsuki You Tsurumi Mayuu
Barbara (female pirate)Momoka Sari Minaho Sari
Susanna / Mrs. GreenwoodAyame Hikaru Hana Nonomi, Hanasono Miyuu
Edwin Graham (Army colonel whose fiancée is stolen by Tyrian)Suzumi Shio Ichijou Azusa
MartaMarino Yui Hana Nonomi
AurelieSuzuno Katsuki Shirotae Natsu
Queen ElizabethHoshikaze Erena Otohana Yuri
Penelope Garrett (Navy admiral's daughter who is engaged to Edwin)Koto Marie Aono Yuki
Philip IIYuuho Satoru Kai Hayato
Edward CoalsackMishiro Ren Aomi Rima
Nicholas Jade (Boatswain faithful to Tyrian)Ayaka Rei Kisaragi Ren
Sigritte Shannon (Lord Persimmon's most beloved mistress)Minami Mari Hisaki Seara
Admiral Garrett (Penelope's father)Amagiri Mayo Marimura Kaoru
ClariceUmezono Sachi Junka Marii
ValdezGinga Ami Shingetsu Saku
Captain Black (Wild pirate who helps Red)Kazu Ryouka Makaze Suzuho
Masters (Tyrian's man)Ayami Haya Miya Rurika
AlbaKawai Mizuho Minakaze Rina
Ines / SophiaHanami Yuuka Haruna Hitomi, Maiya Riri
Sir GreenwoodAmao Keika Shiotsuki Shuu
EmilyHatsuse Yuka Yashio Yuumi
CampbellKazuki Shin Kai Hayato
RosaOtohana Yuri Hishiro Yua
Patrick (pirate)Tsurumi Mayuu Honjou Kureha
Big John (pirate)Yumeno Seika Toa Reiya
ChristineMinaho Sari Miharu Ayaka
Scott (Tyrian's man)Mahiro Shun Tenju Mitsuki
The JudgeMizuki Ryou Asato Mao
Morgan (female pirate)Hisaki Seara Minakaze Rina
Vera (female pirate)Hana Nonomi Hanakaze Mirai
Sheringham (pirate)Kurenai Yuzuru Senju Haru
Scholes (pirate)Aomi Rima Masabuki Minori
Owen (pirate)Ichijou Azusa Seki Yurito
The AdjutantMiya Rurika Serika Toa
Gilda (as a child)Hazakura Shizuku Aimi Serena
ReinaHaruna Hitomi -
York (pirate)Marimura Kaoru Kizaki Reo
MeyerMaiya Riri -
Beckham (pirate)Kisaragi Ren Natsuki Rei
TamaraAono Yuki Yuuka Riko
Fergusun (pirate)Kai Hayato -
Lineker (pirate)Shiotsuki Shuu Oushina Yuu
Moller (pirate)Asato Mao -
Juliette Greenwood (works for Tyrian)Kitori Mariya Otoha Minori
Tyrian (as a child)Tenju Mitsuki Ooki Makoto
Ferdinand (pirate)Shingetsu Saku -
Rose (pirate)Makaze Suzuho -


Others: Kotoshiro Manaka*, Shizuki Otone, Shirayuri Hime, Wakanatsu Ayame, Yumeki Anru, Yumeshiro Eren, Tamahana Yufu, Sorano Miyu, Sayaka Shion

* Absent for part of the Takarazuka run. See note below.

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


El Halcon -The Falcon-


Official Summary:

In the late 16th century in Europe, England and France are each struggling to take the naval hegemony away from outstandingly powerful Spain.

Commander Tyrian Persimmon of the Royal Navy admires Spain and dreams of conquering the Seven Seas at the helm of the Armada. He was born to a woman of Spanish noble blood. He has adored the sea since his childhood having been influenced by his mother' s cousin of Spanish origin, Gerard Peru, who is also an officer in the Royal Navy. One day Tyrian learns that Gerard is a spy for Spain and helps him elude his pursuers. Tyrian decides to realize his ambition of conquering the last ocean with Gerard 's words in his heart: "Live following your ambition. You can do it".

Tyrian has achieved the rank of Commander quite young and is winning a reputation in the Royal Navy.
At the same time, he has established his Spanish connection and is preparing for the fulfillment of his dream.
Tyrian learns that Gregory Benedict, the most prosperous merchant in the port town of Plymouth, is helping the Netherlands gain independence from Spanish rule. Tyrian decides to get rid of Gregory with the aim of enforcing the Spanish rule in the Netherlands. He calls on Gregory in Plymouth and succeeds in gaining his confidence by telling him that he is going to escort Gregory's merchant ships in order to protect them from Spanish attacks. Gregory's son Luminous Red Benedict doesn't fail to notice the coldness in Tyrian's eyes. Tyrian comes across his old friend Edwin, Colonel of the Royal Army. With cunning manipulation Tyrian succeeds at furthering his own career at the expense of Edwin's, and at stealing away Edwin's fiancée Penelope, gaining the favor of her father Admiral Garrett of the Royal Navy.

Tyrian's ship leaves Plymouth and is ambushed on the high seas by Les Blanches Fleurs, a band of pirates led by Gilda Lavanne. Though being a pirate, she is a French noble whose domain is the Isle of Ouessant, the island Spain wants to occupy as its military base.

With subtle maneuvers, Gilda attacks Tyrian's ship, which is invading her territory. She almost manages to defeat him, however, Tyrian strikes back so fiercely that Gilda retreats.

Tyrian meets incognito with Gilda one day and negotiates with her on the use of the sea-lanes. He asks her not to hinder his ship; in exchange he won t attack the Isle of Ouessant. She tells him that she cannot believe him, because he is a spy for Spain. Regardless of how highly they respect each other as warriors on the sea, the negotiation ends unsuccessfully.
Morale is high as England prepares to wage war against Spain. Tyrian is promoted to Captain. Gregory is tried as a traitor to England, and Tyrian is present in the court as the Navy officer in charge of the case.

In fact, Tyrian had used Coalsack, a merchant of Plymouth, to plant in one of Gregory's ships a fake personal letter addressed to Gregory by the Duke of Palma, a famous Spanish military figure. Gregory was arrested, as Tyrian had planned, and sentenced to death. After the reading of the judgment, Gregory's son Red is furious and confronts Tyrian. He claims that Gregory is innocent, and vows that he will find out the truth so that justice can be done.

Tyrian succeeds in catching Gilda after several fierce battles against Les Blanches Fleurs. He is so enthralled by Gilda, the brave woman pirate that he wishes to make her his woman, by force if necessary.

Red, who has joined a band of pirates, is looking for a chance for revenge against Tyrian on behalf of his father. One night he steals into Tyrian's house. Burning with rage against Tyrian, Red initiates a violent sword fight. It becomes apparent that Tyrian's swordsmanship is superior to Red's. Red is forced to retreat without achieving his vengeance. Now that Thyrian has seen Red in this unexpected place, he renews his desire to defeat this new enemy.

Gilda is attracted to Tyrian, yet she is embarrassed by her feelings. One day Tyrian tells her that he is exiling to Spain soon, and asks her to come along with him. She is less zealous than before about sailing the high seas, asking only that he not attack the Isle of Ouessant. They then hear the news that Gerard has occupied the island. Tyrian rushes to the island, where he sees Gerard whom he once admired. Tyrian decides to arrest this traitor of England in order to strengthen his status and achieve his ambitious goal.

Tyrian leaves for Spain, and is intercepted on the way by pirates led by Red. Tyrian's crew is terrified by the surprise attack. However, the Armada arrives and rescues Tyrian's ship. Tyrian reaches Spain safely and takes exile there. He is welcomed by the Spanish Navy and permitted by Admiral Santa Cruz to build a new warship. Standing on the soil of Spain, the country he so admires, he is moved by a sense of fulfillment. He promises his beloved Gilda that he will show her the Seven Seas under the Seven Skies.

The time for a decisive battle between England and Spain has arrived. Tyrian boards the flagship, El Halcón – The Falcon – and commands the Armada he dreamed of, heading for England where he was born and grew up.



Revue Orchis -A Star Named Orchis-


This revue is themed on the orchid, called by many the Queen of the Flowers.

Scene 1 a, b: Beautiful Days A, B

Several hundred years ago, an old couple (Lagerara and Cattleya), living on a distant planet, tell a story about the star named Orchis.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka

Scene 2 and 3: The Star Orchis A, B - Prologue -

Lagerara, as a young man, is playing with Paloma (white dove).

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka
Paloma of the Star Orchis (man) A Yuzuki Reon, Tatsuki You, Suzumi Shio

Scene 4: In the Streets of the Star Orchis

In the streets, youngsters dance and sing that they want to go downtown in the evening.

La Noce (man) A Yuzuki Reon

Scene 5: Club Orchis

In a nightclub where men come to be entertained, the woman owner and her young hostesses assure that the clients spend their money freely.

Lagerara Aran Kei
La Noce (man) A Yuzuki Reon
Woman nightclub owner Suzumi Shio

Scenes 6 and 7: Dream A, B

Lagerara is hurt and knocked down during a fight, which started in the previous scene.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Sueño Tatsuki You

Scene 8: Dancing Cattleya

Cattleya dances with a man.

Cattleya Toono Asuka
Hombre A Yuzuki Reon

Scenes 9 - 13: Orchis Blooming in the Jungle A - E

Cattleya stops walking at the sound of mysterious birds chirping. Cattleya strays into the jungle.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka
Pajero (man) S Yuzuki Reon
Pajero (man) A Tatsuki You, Suzumi Shio

Scene 14: Orchis Blooming in the Jungle (The Rockettes)

The Takarazuka Rockettes dance in the same setting as in the previous scene.

Scene 15: Orchis Dance

Lagerara teaches in a comical way the steps of the Orchis dance, which is performed by men and women.

Lagerara Aran Kei

Scene 16: Where You Find Love

A crowd sings about looking for love. Cattleya steps out of the crowd.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka
Grupo (man) S Yuzuki Reon
Grupo (man) A Tatsuki You, Suzumi Shio

Scene 17: Love

Lagerara sings a solo, thinking of Cattleya.

Lagerara Aran Kei

Scene: 18: The Star Orchis Where People Fall in Love

Men and women find their partners on the star named Orchis. Lagerara and Cattleya are found among them.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka

Scene 19: The Star Orchis Where People Fall in Love

The Star Orchis is a star where people indeed find love. Lagerara declares his profound love to Cattleya. They dance beautifully.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka

Scene 20: Orchis Street

On the street corner, a young man sings that a man called Lagerara and a woman named Cattleya fell in love here.

Hombre A Tatsuki You, Suzumi Shio

Scene 21: Beautiful Days A, B

The old couple of the prologue reappears. They are in fact Lagerara and Cattleya.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka

Scene 22: A Song in Praise of the Star Orchis - Finale -

Men and women dance the tango at the foot of the grand staircase.

Lagerara Aran Kei
La Cumparsita (man) Yuzuki Reon, Tatsuki You, Suzumi Shio

Scene 23: A Song in Praise of the Star Orchis - Finale -

While Lagerara sings love songs, Cattleya sways to the music.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka

Scene 24: A Song in Praise of the Star Orchis - Finale -

All the performers parade down the grand staircase.

Lagerara Aran Kei
Cattleya Toono Asuka
Revue Orchis (man) A Yuzuki Reon, Tatsuki You, Suzumi Shio
Etoile Minami Mari

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