Evening Flute of Shiiba / C'est la Vie
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English Title: Evening Flute of Shiiba / C'est la Vie
Japanese Title: 椎葉の夕笛 / セ・ラ・ビィ
Romanized Title: Shiiba no Yuubue / Se Ra Bii
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 9/4 - 9/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 9/13
Evening Flute of Shiiba:
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Director: Ako Takeshi
Composer: Irie Kaoru
Choreographer: Fujima Kanjuurou
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
C'est la Vie:
Author/Director: Utsumi Shigenori
Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Irie Kaoru, Takai Yoshizumi, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Sasaki Kazuo, Nakano Shouzou, Yamada Taku, Tsukasa Konomi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Nasu Daihachirou||Kouzuki Noboru||Kei Chibune|
|Tsurutomi-hime||Hatsukaze Jun||Isoji Mari|
|Tsukasa no Ama (師の尼)||Ruri Toyomi|
|Nasu Yoichi||Mizushiro Tamamo|
|Saishou no Kimi||Kisaragi Miwako|
Other Cast: Hime Yumiko, Tsukasa Konomi, Isoji Mari, Kuni Mizuho, Matsukage Yurika, Hayama Kiyomi, Sotoori Tsukiko, Matsu Akira, Tsune Hanayo, Kasuga Kiyoshi, Mimuro Toshimi, Yashima Chinami, Tsubaki Yuri, Mihama Kumi, Wakagi Michiru, Midori Misa, Takagi Etsu, Tsukiji Maya, Miyo Masaru, Hanano Miyako, Ogura Momiji, Tsukihara Mari, Ashita Michiko, Chiga Teruko, Kagari Miki, Sengoku Tamaki, Miyabi Sachi, Chigi Takashi, Itsuki Mio, Akezora Rumi, Shirakaba Izumi, Tsuburagi Makoto, Suzaku Miho, Tamashiro Akemi, Ten Manami, Chinatsu Mari, Mokari Otoe, Kojou Erika, Wakatake Naomi, Mihara Jun, Nazuki Hitomi, Yamazato Masari, Toki Sayuri, Asa Kaori
Ken-2: Sawa Kaori, Uehara Mari, Saezuki Shou, Makihara Naoki, Misato Kei, Agata Emi, Shinjou Mayumi, Akimiya Sayuri, Kouji Natsue, Hyuuga Aoi, Oogi Harumi, Bijou Rumi
Ken-1: Ai Michiru, Koyanagi Mari, Misono Yuri, Yoshibue Mitsuru, Tsukishiro Chiharu, Hoshina Sawako
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Evening Flute of Shiiba
Set around 1180, the setting is the village of Shiiba in Kyushu, where the remaining members of the defeated Taira Clan are living simply. Among them there is said to be a great beauty in Tsurutomi-hime, but that her face was scared in a fire and her heart is dark and closed off.
Then one day a man named Nasu Daihachirou, who was sent to exterminate the Taira, comes stealthily into the village. At first Daihachirou pretends to have fallen in love with Tsurutomi-hime in order to get close to her, and her darkened and closed heart begins to open up which brings all the village joy. From time to time, Daihachirou's elder brother Yoichi slips into the village.
Yoichi rebukes his brother for truly falling in love with the princess and forgetting his mission. He takes his brother with him and returns to the capitol. When she realizes that Daihachirou had only been pretending to love her, Tsurutomi-hime is saddened and her heart becomes colder than ever.
Unable to forget the princess, Daihachirou leaves the capitol and returns to her. However, he finds her heart closed to him. No matter what he says, she refuses to listen, so he burns his own face with fire from a nearby hearth as proof of his feelings for her.
C'est la Vie
In life there are many troubles, but there are also moments of love, laughter, joy, and sadness. Those are the things that make life worth living in this world.
- Final performance for Mihama Kumi.
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