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Ougi Genji / Apollon




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English Title: Genji Fan -A Tale of Dynasty- / Apollon
Japanese Title: 扇源氏 / アポローン
Romanized Title: Ougi Genji / Aporoon

Troupe: Flower
Year: 1970-71
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 10/29 - 11/30; Shinjuku Koma Stadium, 1/2 - 1/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/14; Shinjuku Koma Stadium, 1/23

Ougi Genji

Author / Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio
Choreographer: Nishikawa Richou
Conductor: Nomura Youji
Shinjin Kouen Director:

Apollon

Author / Director: Suganuma Jun
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Takai Yoshizumi, Miyagawa Hiroshi
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Kita Hiroshi, Yamada Taku, Seki Naoto, Tsukasa Konomi
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo):

Available on DVD: No

Ougi Genji Cast

RoleCastShinjin Kouen Cast
Minamoto-no-MitsunobuKou Nishiki Setouchi Miya
Hanawaka DoujiKaoru Kuniko Ritsu Tomomi
Aoi-himeChikubu Sayuri Ai Erina
KiraraYashio Michiru Uehara Mari
Fujiwara ToshihideAya Yutaka
Muromachi ShounagonShima Miho
Fujiwara HarutakaSetouchi Miya
Ooe KichikaAsazuki Mario
Nyoubou KashiwagiMutsumi Chiga
Nyoubou NatsukaKonoe Anzu
Minister of the RightUtagawa Harumi
Lady Attendant AShirogane Akemi
Lady Attendant 1Toyohata Akane
Inn-person AMizu Hayami
Samurai 1Satsuki Jun
Samurai 2Shinjou Mayumi
Samurai 3Hyuuga Aoi
Samurai 4Yoshibue Mitsuru
Oni 1Miha Kazusa
Oni 2Suzuka Teruko
Oni 3Mitsui Mako
Oni 4Ichijou Hikaru
TamahimeMizuho Youko
Wetnurse TsuyamaAwaji Michiko

Others:
Suwa Midori, Take Miharu, Ai Erina, Azusa Chiyoko, Tsukibue Mayumi, Uehara Mari, Hoshi Rimiko, Hara Ayumi, Fujisono Satomi, Kino Kazuyo, Nagare Sayuru, Asuka Miyako, Ashiwara Mika, Ritsu Tomomi, Shiomi Rika, Akizuki Misao, Sazanami Rika, Marimura Misa, Hananose Kasumi, Nazuru Kayo, Ougi Harumi, Yuka Miyuki, Kei Hanayo, Wakashiro Hikari, Muromachi Akane, Hiiro Maki, Okazuki Yoshito, Morikage Katsura, Miya Kaoru

Others (Apollon only):
Nanbara Misao, Miyama Etsu, Miyoshino Kazuya, Mikage Jun, Kazaki Jun, Dan Misao, Hotaka Minoru, Rii Rii, Ran Hideki, Midake Eri, Asami Rei, Fuji Kyouko, Katsu Masuru, Kizuki Miho, Miki Hiromi, Hana Karen, Kijou Tomoka, Mizuki Ai, Hata Arisa

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


(Original English program summary, edited for grammar)

Minamoto-no-Mitusnobu was diligently working s the Governor of the Province of Harima. however, he always had the ambition to go up to Miyako or Kyoto, an ancient capital, to gain a chance for world fame.

Through good offices provided by his aunt, serving at the mansion of Dainagon (a superior Court official), he was offered a position at the Samuurai-dokoro. He was overjoyed at this and he immediately prepared to journey to Miyako.

The Miyako people, however, greeted him coldly because they viewed him as a rustic. This naturally proved a great dismay to Mitsunobu, resulting in him feeling sick at heart.

By chance, he happened to see Aoi-hime, the daughter of Dainagon, Chief Counselor of State. The young lady was so beautiful that he was made ecstatic by her beauty. He knew perfectly well that the princess was beyond his reach and, just for this reason, his love for her grew deeper and stronger day after day. He could not control himself.

He was so beyond himself on account of the uncontrollable love that he soon became wild in heart and began to wander aimlessly through the streets of Miyako.

On a certain day, he happened to come upon a strangely attired girl being mistreated in the Princess's chamber. He volunteered to rescue from her predicament. She had come from a distant and solitary abode, deep in the mountains.

Mitsunobu was further shocked when the elder brother of the girl, named Kirara, appeared in the attire of an Oni (Demon), or Hanawaka Douji.

As a token of gratitude to Mitsunobu for helping to rescue the young girl, Hanawaka-Douji presented him with a fan, warning, "Use this fan only once in your lifetime and you shall be sure to find your wish fulfilled. But never use it often, for then your luck will forthwith turn into misfortune, bringing misery and sorrow to you. Beware!"

Hanawaka-Douji was fascinated by Mitsunobu's personality, while Kirara began to feel a faint affection toward Mitsunobu.

The chance for Mitsunobu to use the fan eventually came around. It fell on the bay of the ceremony officially opening a newly-erected Buddhist temple. Mitsunobu was one of the dancers to offer a dance dedicated to the deity. While dancing, he used the fan in the presence of none else than Aoi-hime!

In an instant, the noble Princess fell into love with Mitsunobu. The two became lovers and, thanks to the Princess's backing, he soon found himself promoted to high enough Court rank that he was authorized to step into the Imperial Palace.

He, however, was ecstatic with joy. He was charmed with the magic power of his fan, so much so that he was oblivious of the advice previously made by the Demon.

He began to behave in such a frivolous manner that people soon began to call him names. Rumors about him reached the ears of Aoi-hime in no time. As a result, Misunobu was at once deprived of all his Court rank and title. The fan itself was also taken back by Hanawaka-Douji.

In this manner, Mitsunobu eventually came back to his senses. He realized that his true happiness existed nowhere else than in the Province of Harima.

Together with Kirara, who trusted in Mitsunobu to his very last moment, he departed from the Miyako once and for all, in search of his ultimate happiness.



Apollon


Part I ~ Scene 1 - 4: The Birth of Apollon

Apollon was born on the mountain of Olympus in ancient Greece. The stage suddenly changes into a set symbolizing the Age of Space Science. With Mr. Apollon in the center, the prologue unfurls.

Mr. Apollon: Kou Nishiki
Solo Singer: Nanbara Misao
Dancer (Men): Aya Yutaka, Kaoru Kuniko, Asazuki Mario, Mizu Hayami, Setouchi Miya

Part II ~ Scene 5 - 9: The Wandering Muses

A comical sketch featuring a concert of Muses playing toy musical instruments, accompanied by hiccups, sneezes and yawns

Muse: Nanbara Misao
Knights: Aya Yutaka, Kaoru Kuniko
Girl of the West Wind: Mitsui Mako

Part III ~ Scene 10 - 15: The Festival of Dyonisus

The song "The Condor Flies on," sung b Apollon, gives rise to a vision of the golden Inca and the Greek mythology is replaced by the Latin world. The stage develops into a modern ballet, incorporating "The Black Orphe" and other famous Latin musical pieces.

Orphe: Kou Nishiki
Amour: Aya Yutaka
Uridice: Chikubu Sayuri
Poem: Nanbara Misao

Part IV ~ Scene 16 - 22: The Solitary Sun

From the modern dances and songs of New Lock, such as "Moi and Moi" and "Sorrowful Susie," the stage abruptly changes into a comedy and musical.

Solo Singer: Mizu Hayami
Solo Dancer: Konoe Anzu
Singers: Kou Nishiki, Aya Yutaka, Kaoru Kuniko
Woman: Mizuho Youko
Man: Miyoshino Kazuya
Girls: Shirogane Akemi, Chikubu Sayuri

Part V ~ Scene 22 - 24: The Earth

A collection of chansons on the themes of "Love" and "Eternity"

Solo Singer: Kou Nishiki
Solo Dancer (Man): Nanbara Misao
Solo Dancers (Women): Mizu Hayami, Shirogane Akemi

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