Fly Up, Young Seagulls / Sun Orient Sun
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English Title: Fly Up, Young Seagulls / Sun Orient Sun
Japanese Title: かもめ翔ぶ海 / サン・オリエント・サン
Romanized Title: Kamome Tobu Umi / San Oriento San
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/13 - 12/20 (1981); Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/4 - 3/30 (1982)
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/27 & 12/11 (1981); Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/17
Fly Up, Young Seagulls
Author and Director: Suganuma Jun
Director: Oota Tetsunori
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Hashimoto Kazuaki
Choreographer: Hanayagi Yoshijirou
Conductor: Totoki Kazuo
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Sun Orient Sun
Director: Kusano Akira
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Terada Takio, Minami Yasuo
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi. Shuri Misao, Akiko Kanda, Sha Tamae
Conductor: Nomura Youji
Available on DVD: No
Other Cast: Yutaka Ayumu, Hanamiya Rara, Nagi Masami, Asakaze Megumi, Ichihara Kei, Kotozuki Chiko, Aina Mayuki, Maikaze Nami, Fuyuki Kozue, Kamishiro Shouko, Kita Izumi, Kei Natsuko, Yumezono Ayame, Shirabe Yuu, Ikenami Yukari, Chisa Mayuka, Nozoe Sayuki, Chigusa Mami, Mariya Tomoko, Misaki Kou, Matsumiya Fuyu, Oosato Mika, Sayaka Machiko, Chisaki Aika, Daigo Yuki, Saotome Sachi, Aki Hisato, Nangou Kie, Midorinaka Youko, Natsuki Tomo, Yuushio Manaka, Kazahaya Miho, Ai Yuriya
Grand Theater only: Serina Kagusa, Tatsuki Yuu, Chie Yukari
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The story takes place in 1830s Edo,
The progress is coming in Japan, and the government decide that they need an accurate map of the Edo Bay. It may be useful if the foreigners decide to attack Japan, they think.
Two teams try to make the map. One's chief is Torii Youzo, and the other's - Egawa Hidetatsu and his right hand man Watanabe Kazan. The government prefer Egawa's map, as it is accurate and done in the European, which is progressive and scientific, way.
Egawa's pilots Shimada Yuutarou and Shimozone Kinzaburou are best friends, They celebrate their victory in a pleasure quarter, where Yuutarou falls in love with Tsutakichi, a courtesan. Kinzaburou warns him that one of their rivals, Kazahara, is her wooer.
Meanwhile Torii thinks himself humiliated and plots revenge. Kazahara, his confidant, hears from Hanai Hajime that Watanabe is an opponent to sakoku (Japanese self-isolation policy) and has a writing on that matter in his house, Because criticising sakoku policy is considered a high treason in Edo Japan, after Kazahara's report Watanabe is put under arrest.
Kinzaburou asks his father, the Minister of Internal Affairs, to forgive Watanabe. He is successful: poor man is saved from execution, but lives in home imprisonment in Tahara.
Meanwhile Yuutarou asks his father to disown him as he wants to marry Tsutakichi, and that marriage may bring disgrace to his family.
He uses the opportunity to castigate Hanai and Kazahara, and then he decides tp leave for Nagasaki to study European science there,
Kinzaburou and Tsutakichi bid him farewell.
Sun Orient Sun
Scenes 1-3: Sun of the Orient
Oriental Gods sing a prayer for Peace. Their people are waiting for dawn and pray to the Sun God.
At last he appears and blesses his devotees. One by one they go away.
The Sun God, Ichevalla... Asami Rei
Oriental Gods ... Kotobuki Hizuru, Asami Rei
Devotee (Man) ... Shou Sumire
Devotee (Women) ... Ai Erina, Hatobue Maki, Kumi Mari
Lasurzulla ... Kotobuki Hizuru
Grapecognac ... Chishiro Kei
Cornburbon ... Yamashiro Haruka
Petescotch ... Hokuto Hikaru
Scene 4: The First Day
A lone girl says, that though Sun rises and Sun sets, her lover didn't come to her last night. She decides to meet him in a dream.
Sunsala. a girl ... Haruka Kurara
Larja ... Kamijou Akira
Sudora ... Kusabue Masako, Hanada Ai
Sufi ... Kitahara Youko
Scene 5: Dreams and Illusions
Sunsala meets her lover in a dream and they dance extatically,
Sunsala ... Haruka Kurara
Calman, her lover ... Asami Rei
Scene 6: The Desert
The caravan crosses an endless desert, going to unknown land. Sands glow under the evening Sun.
Singer ... Kotobuki Hizuru
A Sandwoman ... Ai Erina
Scene 7: The Second Day
Once more hopeful, Sunsala dolls herself up waiting for his return.
Scene 8-9: Mirage
(The English is too bad in the pamphlet, but it has something to do with mafia, Chinese martial arts, masked men and someone (Asami Rei?) carried like a god in a palanquin)
Don Banbancy ... Asami Rei
Don Wanfumen ... Shou Sumire
Scene 10: The Third Day
Sunsala sighs, saying she waited him for so many long years. "Where are you now?" - she wanders.
Scene 11: Illusions and Joy
Men and women are bewitched in the illusions. They can see nothing but love and beauty and dance, full of lust.
Sultan ... Asami Rei
Kushatoria ... Shou Sumire, Kamijou Akira
Hurdim ... Kotobuki Hizuru
Schamus ... Haruka Kurara
Harem Dancer ... Ai Erina
Scene 12: The Fourth Day
Suntala grows accustomed to waiting. She decides she will wait for the next day, and for the day after next day, and forever,
Scene 13: Wind and Sand
After the sandstorm ends, mummies, whose graves it ruined, come back to life, They have slept for thousands of years, and now they gather around their beloved chief and dance. Storm starts again, and brings back the sand. It again covers the graves, sending mummies back to their sleep.
Avatala (Avatara?) ... Asami Rei
Dancers ... Masaki Keiko, Kiri Satomi, Aoki Ryo, Yutaka Ayumu
Scene 14: The Fifth Day
Suntala is tired. She says: 'Sun sets and Sun rises, a day comes and a day goes, and nothing changes. I will wait no more'.
Scene 15: Fleeing Sunbeams
A man appears in the desert and sings 'The Spirit of Peace'. Beduins dance and sing at their festival.
Nabi ... Kotobuki Hizuru
Scene 16: Wandering
Three men sing and dance.
Scene 17: The Sixth Day
River bears flower petals to the Sea. Suntala is lost in space and time.
Scene 18: Metamorphosis
Sunbeams fill the Earth with energy, An old life passes, a new life is born, rivers flow and light dances, River bring water to the Sea and it becomes tide.
When all will become one, Sunsala will meet the one she waited for.
Rises a new Sun, brilliant and beautiful. It brings the gift of eternal life.
Shahansha ... Asami Rei
Sunsala ... Haruka Kurara
Birdsha ... Kotobuki Hizuru
Sun Man ... Shou Sumire
Sun Woman ... Ai Erina
- Final performance for: Mizuki Sei, Misono Juri, Asakaze Megumi, Nishiki Moyu, and (Grand Theater): Serina Kagusa, Tatsuki Yuu, Chie Yukari.
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