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Romance de Paris/Les Collages




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English Title: Romance de Paris/Les Collages
Japanese Title: Romance de Paris/レ・コラージュ
Romanized Title: Romance de Paris/Re Koraaju

Troupe: Snow
Year: 2003
Performances: Grand Theater, 8/22 - 9/29; Tokyo Theater, 11/8 - 12/23
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 9/9; Tokyo Theater, 11/18

Romance de Paris:

Based On:
Author/Director: Masatsuka Haruhiko
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Kuratomi Shinichi
Choreographer: Iga Yuuko, Hirasawa Satoshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director: Oono Takuji

Les Collages:

Author/Director: Miki Akio
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Yoshida Yuuko, Kuratomi Shinichi, Saitou Tsuneyoshi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Ai Erina, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa
Conductor (Takarazuka): Yabe Yutaka

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 12/10/03); Shinjin Kouen: VHS only
DVD Scene/Music Cut: No

Cast

RoleCastShinjinkouen Cast
Vincent Chevalier(Owner of Club Arabesque)Asami Hikaru Otozuki Kei
Nadia Djamila (Daughter of King Abbas studying in Paris)Maikaze Rira Shirahane Yuri
Rachid Salam(Military officer to General Fadel)Juri Sakiho Hijiri Rei
Moujahid Nasser(Public relations officer to the kingdom's consulate in Paris)Takashiro Kei Ouki Kaname
King Abbas (Nadia's father)Asuka Yuu Anjou Shiki
Queen consort (Nadia's mother)Akari Nami Yumezono Mai
Benjamin Lelouche(Manager of Club Arabesque)Mirai Yuuki Makise Kai
Didier(President of Aracato Oil Company, Vincent's brother-in-law)Sou Kazuho Amase Izuru
Dimitri (Employee of Club Arabesque)Otozuki Kei Saou Kurama
Sylvain (Chairman of Aracato Oil Company, Vincent's father)Amaki Kaori Souno Haruto
Atifa (Nadia's lady-in-waiting)Ai YoukoMio Urara
General Fadehl(Opponent of the King)Yuu Naoki Sawane Kazuki
Yasmine (General Fadehl's wife)Miho Keiko Natsuo Komaki
Patricia (Vincent's elder sister by a different mother; Didier's wife)Shirahane Yuri Yamashina Ai
Yannick (Aracato Lawyer)Amase Izuru Ozuki Tooma
Ibrahim (Rachid's subordinate)Ouki Kaname Manami Sora
Hamid (Rachid's subordinate)Ozuki Tooma Soraki Reika
Gabrielle (Benjamin's wife)Arisa Miho Asaki Yumemi
Haifa (Dimiti's Sweetheart)Asakura Momoko Sahana Mako
Elise (Employee of Aracato)Morio Kazumi Jin Reika
Frederick (Employee of Aracato)Hijiri Rei Hiiragi Tomoe
Raphael (Cameraman)Machika Meguru Kibune Nao
Adeline (Vincent's Girlfriend)Mio Urara Maisaki Rin
Colette (Vincent's GirlfriendHaruka Midori Suzuhana Risa
ReporterAmase Izuru Haruka Midori
Paulette (A reporter)Yurika Shiho Morisaki Kaguya
Nikola (A reporter)Makise Kai Kaho Anna
Gilbert (A reporter)Anjou Shiki Shiraho Rin
Emma (A reporter)Asaki Yumemi Kojou Yukino


Other Cast: Misumi Kanon, Hozuki Haruna, Tani Mizuse, Hanaoka Rara, Hanao Konomi, Mariki Towa, Isaki Maoto, Aya Mizuki, Misaki Rei, Oonagi Mao, Yumeka Ayari, Aoi Fubuki, Shiyuu Mirei, Daigo Seshiru, Yuuki Senju, Sen Hafuri, Saika Ryou, Maasa Hitomi, Junya Chitose, Aiki Yuma, Satsuki Aina, Hanaka Yurin, Renjou Makoto, Kaon Yuuki, Ootsuki Sayu, Suzuse Miuto, Ouju Hirari

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Romance de Paris

In a nightclub named Club Arabesque in Paris, owner Vincent Chevalier takes out a letter and reminisces out loud, "Indeed, there is no knowing what may happen at any time. We can never foresee when and what we will live through, or whom we will come across. That granted, this story is too beautiful to be true, though."

In Club Arabesque, his father, Sylvain, who has stolen out of the hospital, comes up to see Vincent for the first time in many days. Sylvain has become the chairman of Aracato Oil Company upon retiring from the presidency. He leaves the business to Vincent's brother-in-law, Didier. Sylvain wishes that Vincent worked together with Didier in the business. However, Vincent has no intention to join Didier, instead preferring to lead an easier life as the owner of Club Arabesque. Sylvain looks very weak and causes anxiety to Vincent and Patricia. Patricia is Vincent's elder sister by a different mother.

Didier introduces three gentlemen from a kingdom: General Fadel, Rachid, a military officer to the general, and Moujahid, a public relations officer to the consulate of the kingdom in Paris to Vincent, and asks him not to offend them in the least as they will soon be important partners of Aracato Oil. Didier has arranged a meeting between the general and Princess Nadia. Princess Nadia is the daughter of King Abbas and is studying in Paris. However, she is insulted by the general's arrogance and leaves the club saying that she does not expect to talk at all with the general in a place of that kind. Observing the scene, Vincent is impressed by the regal dignity Nadia shows as the true royal princess that she is.

A few days later, Nadia comes to the club with her lady-in-waiting, Atifa and asks Vincent for help. Nadia requests Vincent to shelter them until Moujahid arrives to meet them. When Rachid comes in pursuit of Nadia, Vincent turns him from the door in compliance with Nadia's request that nobody but Moujahid is allowed to see her. Moujahid arrives just shortly after Rachid leaves. Fearing the danger that Nadia is now exposed to, he tells Vincent that Nadia must go into hiding in a safe place. He relates that the militarists detained the king after a coup d'etat and is trying to press him to turn over the reins to them using Nadia as their card of negotiation. Vincent, aware that his father knew the king well, suspects something between the coup just after his father's death and the new project of Aracato Oil which Didier mentioned to him. Meanwhile, Nadia has no place to hide. Vincent decides to offer his villa in the suburbs of Paris as a place of refuge. He then persuades Moujahid to act as a decoy in order to keep Rachid's eyes away from Nadia. Moujahid reluctantly accepts the role.

In Vincent's villa, Nadia so far has spent days without any problems. Vincent explains to her the connection between the general and Aracato Oil which his father owned. He tells her that if the coup fails, the project of Aracato Oil will not take place. They start looking into the means to make the coup fail: primarily, the king is to be safely rescued; secondly, the Royal Guard Regiment is to be won over, etc. Vincent comes up with the idea that Nadia, the princess, should persuade the people via television to stand up to deliver their beloved king. Nadia looks determined, saying, "We're going to fight together against our common enemy, aren't we? Now I feel courageous, thanks to you." Although Vincent feels, in fact, some misgivings about the gravity of the matter, he also makes up his mind thinking that nobody but them can turn the tide. Now that Nadia and Vincent are heading together for the same target, confidence deepens in each other.

In Club Arabesque, the video recording of Nadia's message to her nation is going well. Moujahid is to secretly bring the videocassette into the kingdom. Nadia talks to Vincent about what she thinks happiness is while placing her father's values and way of living on hers. Vincent looks back over his way of thinking and behavior since he met Nadia and feels amazed at how he has changed. Listening to Nadia, Vincent feels sentiments he never imagined to have toward his father and his father's company. His ideals start emerging. Moujahid arrives with Rachid. Nadia and Vincent wonder in consternation if Moujahid has sold out on them. In fact, Rachid and Moujahid have been elaborating together a plan to rescue the king. Rachid proposes his plan saying, "We'll make the king and general believe that Nadia is being held hostage by the militarists, thereby the king is compelled to cede the reins to the militarists. Then, the king will regain power at a good opportunity in the future." As Vincent sees the general's arrogance taking the shape of Didier, he shouts in anger, "Do you really think that they are stupid enough to believe your scheme?" Rachid insists on his bringing out Nadia as the hostage under his care. Moujahid who has only listened to the others comes up with an idea no one has ever thought of, "The king gives up the reins to be freed. Upon his delivery, we broadcast Nadia's video and arrest the general. That's all." All of them find Moujahid's scheme excellent and approve of it.

The scheme goes well. All they have to do is have the video broadcasted and the general arrested along with his supporters. Vincent feels relieved as Nadia's problem is settled. However, he has another problem to resolve.

One day near Nadia's departure to the kingdom, she and Vincent spend some time alone in Paris in order to have nothing to regret. The dream-like time passes by. They recollect the days since they first met and the achievements made which they never thought of before. Both of them cannot stop the sweet emotions filling their hearts.



Revue Fantastique
"LES COLLAGES"
An Arabesque of Sounds

Act 1: Prologue - A Collage of Dreams -

Scene 1 : A Present From a Dream

As a young man unties a crimson ribbon and opens a present from his dream, a beautiful girl, Mystere, comes out of a perfume bottle and lures him into the land of dreams.

Mystere man S - Asami Hikaru
Mystere Tutu S - Maikaze Rira

Scene 2 A : Joy!

Within the perfume bottle in the land of dreams, the young man's dreams appear and disappear one after another just like dazzling fragrances of perfumes. Joy men and women dance to rock'n'roll.

Joy man A - Otozuki Kei
Joy woman A - Yamashina Ai

Scene 2 B : Scandal!

As the rhythm changes into jazz, handsome men and women in a scandalous mood dance together.

Scandal man A - Sou Kazuho
Scandal woman A - Shirahane Yuri

Scene 2 C : L'Heure Bleue!

A man, L'Heure Bleue wearing a coat, comes out and sings loudly the blues.

L'Heure Bleue - Asami Hikaru

Scene 2 D : Tabu!

The man changes into the woman of Tabu. The woman dances a tango surrounded by men and tabooed songs.

The Woman of Tabu S - Asami Hikaru

Scene 2 E : Crescendo!

Two Crescendo singers sing songs of hard rock competing against each other while men and women dynamically dance.

Crescendo man S - Juri Sakiho/Takashiro Kei

Scene 3 : Le Bal!

As the man of Le Bal appears, all the perfumes of the preceding scenes come out again and the man's dreams fill the stage. A dreamy ball of splendor starts.

The Man of Le Bal S - Asami Hikaru
Mystere Tutu S - Maikaze Rira

Act 2 : The Nutcracker - A Collage of Ballets -

Scene 4 : Christmas Eve - In a Chamber -

The bells are ringing and a choir is singing hymns. Masha sings thinking of her beloved Prince. Masha falls asleep holding a doll her mother presented to her.

Scene 5 A : Christmas Eve - An Open Convertible -

Rats approach Masha's bed. As the bed cover comes apart, the bed changes into an open convertible. Masha is carried off.

Scene5 B : Christmas Eve - Christmas Cake -

With a Christmas cake and shining candles, the rats open their Christmas party. Masha changes into a lovely woman.

Masha - Maikaze Rira
Rat King - Otozuki Kei

Act 3 : Nightingale - A Collage of Fairy Tales -

Scene 6 : Prince in the Moonlight

A prince of a foreign country sings out his love for the nightingale's beautiful singing voice.

Prince - Takashiro Kei

Scene 7 A : Golden Birdcage

There is a scene with a moon, stars, rainbow and clouds as seen in fairy tales. In the court of a royal palace, a golden birdcage is glistening. The prince makes a mechanical nightingale in the cage dance in order to lure a live one.A real live nightingale flies down from the moon. The mechanical nightingale and the live one fight each other for the prince. The live nightingale becomes exhausted and is caught and put into the cage. The prince smiles with satisfaction.

Prince - Takashiro Kei
Nightingale machina S - Ai Youko

Act 4 : A Collage of Times

Scene 8 : Wanderings

Heliogabalus wears a gorgeous coat, which speaks that he was once an emperor. He recollects all his friends who sacrificed their lives to make him an emperor.

Heliogabalus - Asami Hikaru
Friend S - Juri Sakiho

Scene 9 A : Hallucination - Banquets -

In the ruins consisting of a fountain and columns, the ancient white imperial palace clearly stands out against the blue sky. Led by a girl, the emperor strays into the palace. As soon as he hears water running, the fountain turns deep blue and runs over. Everything is coming back. Beautiful women, quivering lights, favorite banquets, and finally his beloved friends appear. Delight fills his heart.

Heliogabalus - Asami Hikaru
Friend S - Juri Sakiho
Girl - Shirahane Yuri

Scene 9 B : The Setting Sun

When the girl appears again, everything disappears and the ruins reappear. With dried flowers in his hands, the emperor goes mad in elegance trailing his coat in the ruins against the crimson setting sun.

Heliogabalus - Asami Hikaru
Girl - Shirahane Yuri

Act 5 : A Collage of Rhythms

Scene 10 : Radio Days

With the Singer in the center, the Beauty, the Lady, the Sexy and the Cutie radiobroadcast a medley of joyful jazz numbers.

The Singer - Takashiro Kei

Scene 11 : Million Records

Records fill the stage. The Midnight Dancers dance a dance of sorrow to cool jazz numbers.

Midnight Dancer S - Juri Sakiho

Scene 12 : Jazz King

Jazz King starts singing. His white hands gracefully move and his sexy legs swing to the rhythm.

Jazz King - Asami Hikaru

Scene 13 : Making Rhythm!

Records fall down from the sky. Step changes into tambourine's rhythm. The stage is enlivened with a swinging beat.

Jazz King - Asami Hikaru
Jazz Queen - Maikaze Rira

Scene 14 : Latin Beat

Three singers sing Love for Sale to a Latin rhythm.

Latin Lovers - Sou Kazuho / Hijiri Rei / Ouki Kaname

Act 6 : A Collage of Memories

Scene 15 : Le Temps des Cerises

A man sings while playing the accordion. There is a nostalgic hotel with walls onto which people's shadows have been printed. There are rows of people going toward the past or escaping from the past. The man is drawn into the rows.

Etranger - Asami Hikaru

Scene 16 : Java

At last the rows of people reach the hotel's ballroom. All of them stand still surrounded by their shadows on the walls just like Paul Delvaux's tableau in which time has frozen. When men invite women to dance, time moves temporarily and they start dancing. However, time freezes again shortly after. When they meet their lovers and take their hands, the Java (a dance music of triple time) resounds. People enthusiastically dance however briefly. As soon as the music climaxes, the people and the hotel disappear leaving behind its still turning revolving door through which the lovers have run away.

Etranger - Asami Hikaru
Amour - Maikaze Rira

Scene 17 : Into Dreams

The noise of the revolving door that keeps turning goes into triple time. A merry-go-round starts turning. The man keeps dancing alone as if he was leaving for his dream.

Etranger - Asami Hikaru

Act 7 : Finale - A Collage of Waves -

Scene 18 : Deep Sea Revue A : Tropical Fishes

Bubbles go up in the sea whose waves glitter golden. Shortly after fighting each other, beautiful tropical fishes perform a chorus line.

Scene 19 : Deep Sea Revue B : The Bismarck

The tropical fishes take leave. The battleship made of a mass of metal is lying on the ground with its cannons, screws and so forth. Ghosts dance to the hard rock.

Bismarckian S - Takashiro Kei

Scene 20 : Deep Sea Revue C : The Titanic

There are a huge staircase and glittering chandeliers in the sea. Gentlemen and ladies in black formal wear endlessly continue their sad ball.

Phantom Gentleman S - Juri Sakiho
Phantom Gentlewoman S - Shirahane Yuri

Scene 21 : Deep Sea Revue D

Lovers in pure white appear and gracefully and sadly dance in pairs.

L'Homme - Asami Hikaru
La Femme - Maikaze Rira
Phantom Gentleman S - Juri Sakiho

Scene 22 : Parade in the Sea

Performers in white parade through the blue world for the finale.

Les Collages Gentleman S - Asami Hikaru
Les Collages Gentlewoman S - Maikaze Rira
Les Collages Gentleman A - Juri Sakiho
Etoile - Takashiro Kei

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