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In Search of El Dorado / Passage




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English Title: In Search of El Dorado / Passage
Japanese Title: 猛き黄金の国 / パッサージュ
Romanized Title: Takeki Ougon no Kuni / Passaaju

Troupe: Snow
Year: 2001
Performances: Grand Theater, 2/23 - 4/2; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 5/11 - 6/24
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 3/13; Tokyo Theater, 5/22

In Search of El Dorado:

Based On: The life of Iwasaki Yatarou.
Author/Director: Ishida Masaya
Composer: Nishimura Kouji, Odakane Bonpei
Choreographer: Hanayagi Yoshijirou, Ai Erina
Shinjin Kouen Director: Saitou Yoshimasa

Passage:

Author/Director: Ogita Kouichi
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Kai Masato, Saitou Tsuneyoshi
Choreographer: Iga Yuuko, Miori Yumino, Kawasaki Etsuko, Hirasawa Satoshi

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 8/5/06)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: Yes
The following song and dance scenes were cut from Passage: Scene 5, Scenes 6B,C.

Cast

RoleMain CastShinjin Kouen
Iwasaki YatarouTodoroki Yuu Otozuki Kei
Kise (Yatarou's wife)Tsukikage Hitomi Konno Mahiru
Yoshida Touyou (chief retainer of Tosa)Ban Akira Machika Meguru
Sakamoto Ryouma (Tosa rounin, sea fleet captain)Emao Yuu Amase Izuru
Gotou Shoujirou (Yoshida's nephew and Yatarou's best friend)Kozuki Wataru Aomi Taku
Minomura Rizaemon (One of the heads of Mitsubishi)Naruse Kouki Rei Yuuki
Okita Souji (Shinsengumi, captain of the 1st division)Ranka Rea Hiiragi Tomoe
Maruyakko ("O-Yuki") (Yamatarou's mistress and a former geisha)Konno Mahiru Chisaki Maria
Kawada Koichirou (Director of Mitsubishi Corporation)Takashiro Kei Kamizuki Akane
Takera Zuizan (leader of the Imperialist Party)Tatsuki You Manami Sora
Oguri Tadamasa (Bakufu Account Magistrate)Mirai Yuuki Souno Haruto ¹
Shibusawa Eiichi (Shogunate retainer. An industrialist after the restoration.)Asuka Yuu Kazami Yoshiki
Inoue Kaoru (A politician serving as highest advisor to Mitsui)Yuuki Mao Tachibana Riya
Miwa (Yatarou's mother)Akari Nami Kasumi Fuuka
O-Yuu (Okita's lover)Yamashina Ai Shioka Yurisa
O-Ryou (Ryouma's wife)Aida Megu Asaki Yumemi
Kirino Toshiaki (A Satsuma general)Sugata Kou Anjou Shiki
Thomas Glover (A British merchant)Amaki Kaori Kibune Nao
Ernest Satow (A British diplomat)Amase Izuru Soraki Reika
John Manjirou (teacher at the Tosa clan school)Kazahaya Yuu Misumi Kanon
Okubo Toshimichi (A statesman and a samurai from Satsuma)Yuu Naoki Sawane Kazuki
Kawakami Otojirou (an actor)Otozuki Kei Ouki Kaname
Ine (Siebold's daughter and a doctor)Itsumine Aki Maisaka Yukiko
Yajima Yatarou (a boy from the present)Asami Hikaru Hijiri Rei
Hitomi (Yajima's girlfriend)Ai YoukoYamashina Ai
Jinguuji (speaks about Yatarou in the present)Misato Maya Makise Kai
Young Girl 1 Itsumine Aki Asaka Serena
Young Girl 2Miho Keiko Morisaki Kaguya
Young Girl 3Kasai Hitomi Jin Reika
Young Girl 4 Arisa Miho Kojou Yukino
HostessAsukai Mari Yurika Shiho
Maid Morio Kazumi Ozuki Tooma
Maid Yurika Shiho -
MaidHaru Ayuka ¹ -
MaidKasumi Fuuka -
GeishaYumena Saya -
Boss 1Machika Meguru Ozuki Tooma
Vassal 2Kazami Yoshiki -

(1) Grand Theater only

Other Cast: Shiroka Koyu, Mio Urara, Houju Konatsu, Yumezono Mai, Natsuo Komaki, Maisaki Rin, Kaho Anna, Suzuhana Risa, Asakura Momoko, Hozuki Haruna, Tani Mizuse, Hanaoka Rara

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


This performance follows the life of Iwasaki Yatarou, the man who began the Mitsubishi Corporation in the 19th century. It is told from the perspective of Jinguuji, who tells Yajima Yatarou and his girlfriend Hitomi all about it.

Yatarou grew up in Tosa (present day Kochi) as the son of a peasant family, but followed his teacher Yoshida Touyo to Tokyo. In Tokyo he gained an interest in commerce, and met many important political figures of the times. It was during this period that the Meiji Restoration would soon begin. Among them, he became friends with Sakamoto Ryouma. Later, Yoshida was killed and Gotou blamed Ryouma for his death, but because of Ryouma's easy nature, violence was avoided. The show also features interesting little glimses of famous historical people, such as the tension between Ryouma and Okita Souji of the Shinsengumi. Almost all of the major characters are based on real people of the time.

Yatarou returns to Tosa to be a teacher, and is married to Kise. Eventually, he returns to Tokyo without his wife to start his commercial empire. While there he rescues Maruyakko, a geisha, and she becomes his mistress. When Kise arrives in Tokyo, Maruyakko eventually realises the deep bond between husband and wife and leaves of her own accord.

At age 50, Iwasaki Yatarou died of stomach cancer, but his corporation continued to expand even to the present day.



Passage


A nostalgic-themed revue show with a time slip back to Paris a hundred years ago.

Scene 1 Preface


A poet dreams of the scene of a girl dreaming of an angel.

Poet: Todoroki Yuu

Angel: Asami Hikaru
Girl: Konno Mahiru
Shadow Solo: Asaka Serena

Scene 2 Crystal Gallery I


A beautiful prologue where gentlemen in black tailcoats dance and sing dynamically with ladies in dresses.

Gentleman S: Todoroki Yuu
Lady S: Tsukikage Hitomi

Gentlemen A: Emao Yuu, Kozuki Wataru
Ladies A: Itsumine Aki, Konno Mahiru
Gentlemen B: Naruse Kouki, Takashiro Kei, Mirai Yuuki, Tatsuki You
Ladies B: Akari Nami, Morio Kazumi, Asukai Mari, Miho Keiko, Kasai Hitomi, Arisa Miho, Ai Youko, Aida Megu

Scene 3 Invitation to the Crystal


A man sings a lovely chanson.

Singer S: Todoroki Yuu

Scene 4 Twilight in the Crystal Streets


A twilight passage. A woman meets a young man and falls in love, but they must part.

Woman: Tsukikage Hitomi
Young Man: Kozuki Wataru
A Lover: Aida Megu
Garcon A: Mirai Yuuki
Illusion (Man): Amaki Kaori
Illusion (Woman): Morio Kazumi

Scene 5 Night in the Crystal Streets


A youth wanders the streets. The night passage has gigolos and ladies dancing.

Youth: Emao Yuu
Woman of the Night S: Itsumine Aki
Gigolo A: Naruse Kouki
Gigolos: Takashiro Kei, Tatsuki You, Ranka Rea
Women of the Night: Kasai Hitomi, Arisa Miho, Ai Youko

Scene 6 Hellish Crystal Streets


A little circus room with black mirrors. The youth from before is lost and wandering, this is the circus from hell. Following the sound of a girl's voice, the youth is possessed by the lord of hell.

Lord of Hell: Todoroki Yuu

Youth: Emao Yuu
Girl: Konno Mahiru
Fallen Angel A: Asami Hikaru
Fallen Angel B: Amase Izuru
Circus Leader: Ban Akira
Woman of the Night S: Itsumine Aki
Gigolo A: Naruse Kouki
Knife Thrower: Amaki Kaori
clown (Man): Otozuki Kei
Clown (Woman): Kasumi Fuuka
Night Singer: Miho Keiko

Scenes 7~8 Crystal Gallery II


The passage of a lovely carnival. A masquerading singer sings, while the fiesta man and woman dance. Then everyone joins the dance.

Masquerade Singer: Takashiro Kei
Carnival Man A: Kozuki Wataru
Fiesta Man S: Todoroki Yuu
Fiesta Woman S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Fiesta Men A: Emao Yuu, Kozuki Wataru, Naruse Kouki, Asami Hikaru, Takashiro Kei
Fiesta Women A: Itsumine Aki, Morio Kazumi, Aida Megu, Konno Mahiru
Fiesta Men B: Mirai Yuuki, Tatsuki You
Shadow Solo: Haru Ayuka

Scenes 9~10 Memory of a Sky of Mirrors


In a crumbling glass town, a man meets a woman.

Dying Woman: Itsumine Aki
Man: Amaki Kaori
Man S: Todoroki Yuu
Woman S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Angel: Asami Hikaru
Girl: Konno Mahiru
Man A: Kozuki Wataru
Women A: Itsumine Aki, Arisa Miho
Men: Amaki Kaori, Mirai Yuuki, Tatsuki You, Aomi Taku
Women: Ai Youko, Kasumi Fuuka, Asaki Yumemi
White Light: Takashiro Kei, Ranka Rea, Amase Izuru, Hijiri Rei, Otozuki Kei, Kamizuki Akane
Shadow Chorus: Miho Keiko, Mirai Yuuki

Scenes 11~12 Crystal Gallery III


Elegant and nostalgic finale.

Espoir Singer: Naruse Kouki

Bird of Paradise A: Itsumine Aki, Morio Kazumi
Lady: Kasai Hitomi

Bird of Paradise S: Kozuki Wataru
Bird of Paradise A: Itsumine Aki, Morio Kazumi
Bird of Paradise B: Ai Youko

Le Belle Gentleman A: Asami Hikaru
Romanesque Lady: Konno Mahiru

Le Belle Gentleman S: Todoroki Yuu
La Belle Lady S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Le Belle Gentlemen A: Emao Yuu, Kozuki Wataru, Naruse Kouki, Asami Hikaru, Takashiro Kei, Mirai Yuuki, Tatsuki You

Etoile: Miho Keiko

Parade Gentleman S: Todoroki Yuu
Parade Lady S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Parade Gentlemen A: Emao Yuu, Kozuki Wataru
Parade Lady A: Konno Mahiru
Parade Gentlemen B: Naruse Kouki, Asami Hikaru, Takashiro Kei, Mirai Yuuki, Tatsuki You

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