Lightning in the Daytime / Temptation!
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English Title: Lightning in the Daytime / Temptation!
Japanese Title: 白昼の稲妻 / テンプテーション！
Romanized Title: Hakuchuu no Inazuma / Tenputeeshon!
Performances: Grand Theater, 10/3 - 11/17; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 1/2 - 2/1
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 10/21; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 1/20
Lightning in the Daytime:
Based On: (very loosely) Shakespeare's Othello
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Ogita Kouichi
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Saitou Tsuneyoshi
Choreographer: Iga Yuuko, Kawasaki Etsuko
Conductor (Takarazuka): Okada Yoshiki
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director: Kodama Akiko
Author/Director: Okada Keiji
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji , Takahashi Kuni, Kai Masato
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Muromachi Akane, Ootani Morio, Miori Yumino
Conductor (Takarazuka): Misaki Megumi
Conductor (Tokyo): Kiyokawa Tomomi
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 1/30/04) & VHS; Shinjin Kouen: VHS only; Tokyo Production (musical only) (release date 03/27/09)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: None
|Shinjin Kouen Cast
|Albert de Clair (second son of a baron)
|Vivianne de Pauvert (a count's daughter)
|Auguste d'Orsay (Albert's friend)
|Edmond de Lambrouse (a marquis)
|Mizu Natsuki / Aran Kei
|Rolan Sabatier (has a used clothing store)
|Christina (Albert's mother, a poet)
|Galantine (widow of a duke and mistress of the salon)
|Vernet (a banker)
|Claude Simon (owner of the Theatre Paris)
|Serge (top actor)
|Cassandra (mistress of a hotel in the lower part of town)
|Bella Savoie (an actress, Auguste's lover)
|Pascal (an actor)
|Jean Claudel (an actor)
|Roger (an actor)
|Natalie (an actress)
|Mathieu (an actor)
|Emile (an actor)
|Marteaux (an actress)
|Yvette (an actress)
|Agnes (an actress)
|Bianca (an actress)
Other Cast: Shirakawa Ruri, Kazari Jin, Ushio Waka, Takamiya Rina, Tenshou Yuuri, Jun Aira, Harumi Oora, Ayahana Chika, Ayuse Mito, Seino Kaju, Karin Moyuru, Tomoka Shuri, Mimaki Sakyou, Hamuro Chiari, Harukaze Misato, Maou Akito, Ayane Raira, Hasumi Yuuya, Houshou Dai, Asane Satsuto, Kashou Naoto, Shiramine Sayuri, Moeno Riria, Aihana Chisaki, Nanami Hiroki, Aisa Momo, Miyabi Ouka
- From 1/15 - 2/1, Aran Kei played the part of Edmond.
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Early in the nineteenth century in Paris, an evening party is held at Martin's residence on rue de la Chaussee d'Antin. Galantine, the residence's owner and widow of Duke Martin, holds a salon which is a social gathering of important people such as famous nobles, artists, and industrialists. At the party, a baron's second son Albert reunites with a count's daughter Vivianne whom he has known since childhood. After the loss of her father and elder brother who had stood against the present government, she was exiled to England along with her mother. However, following the advice of her aunt Galantine, she returned to Paris several years later when the government's vengeance against the opposition had subsided. Vivian and Albert are very delighted at their meeting again after a long interval and enthusiastically talk as if they were filling in the long blank of several years.
The theaters on boulevard du Temple have begun preferring the presentation of simple popular plays for the ordinary people rather than the self-complacent plays which only please the nobles. Quite a few of the popular plays deal with crimes, so that the boulevard is called by its alias of boulevard du Crime. In one such theater, the Theatre Paris, the rehearsal of the next performance, Othello, is making good progress under the care of Simon, the owner of the theater, and Serge, the director of the play. Auguste, who plays Iago, was born to a count and devotes himself to the play in spite of the opposition of his family. Albert, Auguste's friend, regularly goes to the Theatre Paris and dreams that his own play will be performed one day on the stage of the theater. The two young men often talk about the play with zeal.
One day, at Galantine's salon, Viviane comes upon Marquis Lambrouse who has just been appointed to an important post in the government. The marquis, who gives aid to the salon, is Galantine's lover. Vivianne looks at the marquis with mixed feelings as he says that he should have welcomed her home to Paris earlier.
Albert attends a garden party given at Martin's residence in search of Vivianne while Auguste is talking about love to Bella, an actress connected to the Theatre Paris. Since her return to Paris, Albert has been aware that Vivianne had some problems, and now that she is nowhere to be found, he is worried about her safety. He feels uneasy when his mother Mrs. Clair, who knows Galantine well, tells him that she saw Vivianne on the boulevard. Meanwhile, Galantine accidentally hears a secret conversation between Lambrouse and Vernet, a banker. It turns out that they hired an assassin to kill Vivianne's father, Count Pauvert. The count had been a hindrance to Lambrouse, who had wanted to advance in the world. For Vernet wishing to make a fortune out of the Algerian war, the count, who stood against the war, had been a nuisance. They therefore agreed to have the count assassinated. Now that they have come to know that Vivianne is the count's daughter, they are intent on killing her. Galantine is shocked all the more by Lambrouse's true self as she had trusted him the most in Paris. Galantine recalls that Vivianne could often be found deep in thought and worried about her safety. She tells Albert that Vivianne must know what really happened to her father.
While Albert is looking for Vivianne, she is at Sabatier's secondhand clothes shop in downtown Paris. Sabatier has a wide network in the underworld and runs the shop to cover his real business as an informant. Upon Vivianne's request, he gathers information of who ordered the assassination of her father. Sabatier tells her the truth about her father's death. He also reveals that her brother was killed while serving in the troops in Marseilles by a rogue hired by Lambrouse and Vernet. Vivianne determines to take her revenge on them.
Immediately after listening to Galantine, Albert goes looking for Vivianne in the vicinity of boulevard du Temple. He finally finds her and hears the whole story from her. He gently dissuades her from avenging her father's and brother's deaths by herself. He convinces her that there are ways of indirectly putting an end to the lives of the murderers. He is now sure that he is in love with her rather than only attracted to her. Vivianne and Albert pledge themselves to each other that they will join hands and shoot the targets named Lambrouse and Vernet with arrows made of Vivianne's hatred.
Albert hits upon the idea of carrying out Vivianne's through a play to be presented at Galantine's salon. He calls Auguste at the Theatre Paris and tells him about the idea. Albert's idea is to present a play entitled "Lighting in the Daytime" based on Shakespeare's Othello with certain characters replaced with live persons. The denouement is different from the original so as to allow Vivianne to pay off her old scores. Albert is successful in persuading Auguste to join him. Galantine agrees that the play will be presented at her salon although she is fully aware of the danger of it. The rehearsals of the play begin. The leading part of Othello is replaced by Count Pauvert and his wife Desdemona by Vivian's mother. And Iago, who schemes Othello's death, is replaced by Lambrouse. However, Lambrouse learns of Albert's plan. Bella, who was playing the role of Desdemona (replaced to be Vivianne's mother), suddenly moves to another theater because of Lambrouse's maneuverings behind the scenes. The play cannot be presented without Bella. As Albert and his actors are puzzling over the difficulty hitting them earlier than expected, Vivianne proposes that she substitute for Bella. She tells them that she has stage experience and interpreted some parts of Shakespeare's plays while in London. Although Albert fears her risking her life, she is determined to play the role of her own mother. Albert vigorously puts the play into rehearsal anew with Vivianne and Auguste (who plays the role of Iago, renamed to Lambrouse).
On the day of the presentation, Albert again faces a problem just before the raising of the curtain. Jean, assigned to the part of Othello renamed Count Pauvert, says he cannot perform at all. There is no time to find his substitute. Driven into a corner, Albert decides to replace Jean himself.
At last, the curtain rises for Albert's Othello renamed Lighting in the Daytime before the spectators each burning with a different type of curiosity.
Truth ripens on the forbidden tree, materializing in the violet forest of Eden. Into that paradise ripe with temptation, a ceremony singer appears and sings. Thunder roars.
Ceremony singer: Mizu Natsuki
Ceremony Maidens: Mikaze Maira, Mebae Haruka, Miwa Asahi, Takamiya Rina, Otono Izumi, Kazune Miou
Scene 1: Prologue
The garden of Eden. Many men dance to the theme song. Then Adam appears and sings.
Adam: Wao Youka
Eve: Hanafusa Mari
Prologue Man S1: Hatsukaze Midori
Prologue Woman S1: Izumo Aya
Prologue Man S2: Mizu Natsuki
Prologue Woman S2: Ayano Kanami
Prologue Man S3: Yamato Yuuga
Prologue Men A: Kotobuki Tsukasa, Hatsune Mayo, Ryouga Haruhi, Hayami Riki, Tsukioka Nanao, Amou Tamaki, Yuumi Hiro, Suzu Haruki, Nanaho Hikaru, Toki Irisu
Prologue Women A: Takayagi Midori, Suzuna Saya, Ayazono Yuki, Mariho Erina, Mikaze Maira, Mebae Haruka, Orika Narumi, Miwa Asahi, Takamiya Rina, Otono Izumi, Tsukishiro Misaki, Oomi Ako
Prologue Men (W trio): Kazari Jin, Harumi Oora
Prologue Women (W trio): Kazune Miou, Sakihana An, Hamuro Chiari, Hanatsuyu Sumika
Scene 2: Duet (You are my home)
A woman in a beautiful dress sings passionately about a love she can't end. A gentleman in a white tuxedo appears and sings with the woman about a love nothing can replace.
Singing Gentleman: Wao Youka
Singing Lady: Hanafusa Mari
Scene 3: Provocation
A youth in modern Latin fashion appears to rythmical Cuban music. A girl singing captivatingly comes out. The girl dances as if she is trying to captivate the youth.
Latin Lover (Julio): Hatsukaze Midori
Latin Lover (Penelope): Yamato Yuuga
Heat Girl (Chorus): Suzuna Saya, Ayazono Yuki, Mariho Erina, Mikaze Maira
Scene 4: Heat Up
A night club in florida. A hot song unfolds which heats up the men and women in modern Latin fashion. One by one the Latin lovers come out and dance sweet duets with the girls.
Latin Lover (Bernardo): Mizu Natsuki
Heat Boy A: Kotobuki Tsukasa, Yume Daiki, Ryouga Haruhi, Yuumi Hiro, Natsu Hiromi, Suzu Haruki, Nanaho Hikaru, Toki Irisu
Heat Girl A: Takayagi Midori, Shirakawa Ruri, Tsukishiro Misaki, Mebae Haruka, Orika Narumi, Miwa Asahi, Takamiya Rina, Oomi Ako
Heat Boy (Singers): Hatsune Mayo, Hayami Riki, Tsukioka Nanao, Amou Tamaki
Latin Lover (Ricky): Wao Youka
Julio (singer): Hatsukaze Midori
Latin Lover (Cabburu Man): Mizu Natsuki
Latin Lover (Penelope): Yamato Yuuga
Gloria (Singer): Ayano Kanami
Heat Boy A (Cabburu Men): Kotobuki Tsukasa, Ryouga Haruhi, Yuumi Hiro
Heat Girl A (Cabburu Women): Takayagi Midori, Mebae Haruka, Orika Narumi, Miwa Asahi, Oomi Ako
Scene 5: Indochina
The prelude to a Vietnamese wind continues, and women sing under the lotus blossoms. A scene of a Vietnamese dawn spreads before us and a gentleman appears. Called by the nostalgic fragrance of the flowers, he reminisces of a tragic love and the lover he was parted from.
Nguyen: Wao Youka
Flower-selling Girls: Izumo aya, Kazune Miou, Hanakage Arisu
Cyclo Driver: Kashou Naoto
Su Lin: Hanafusa Mari
Bridegroom: Ryouga Haruhi
Ao Dai girl: Ayano Kanami
Scene 6: Perfect Man
Three playboys come out onto the bridge and sing.
Perfect Man 1: Hatsukaze Midori
Perfect Man 2: Mizu Natsuki
Perfect Man 3: Yamato Yuuga
Scene 7: Ardent Bolero
One man sings "Ardent Bolero" dramatically, then dances a passionate duet dance. One by one others join in, until the stage is dyed red as if it were on fire.
Ardent Bolero Singer: Wao Youka
Dancing Man S: Wao Youka
Dancing Woman S: Hanafusa Mari
Dancing Men: Kotobuki Tsukasa, Mizu Natsuki, Yamato Yuuga, Ryouga Haruhi
Dancing Women: Takayagi Midori, Ayano Kanami, Mebae Haruka, Miwa Asahi
Interlude: The Vow ~ Scene 8: Rockette
One youth sings passionately his vow of love. Then 32 rockette dancers appear.
Frement (singer): Hatsukaze Midori
Scene 9: Finale (1) Temptation
A gentleman appears in black coattails and sings "Temptaion", then dances on the Grand Staircase. A lady in a scarlet dress joins him.
Temptation singer: Wao Youka
Dancing Lady: Hanafusa Mari
Scene 10: Finale (2) Parade
ENAK Sumire Style Stage GRAPH
Lightning in the Daytime / Temptation! - Review by Ekusudei
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