Shall we Dance? / Congratulations Takarazuka!!
Picture Credit: official flyer
English Title: Shall we Dance? / CONGRATULATIONS Takarazuka!!
Japanese Title: Shall we ダンス? / CONGRATULATIONS 宝塚!!
Romanized Title: Shall we Dansu?/ CONGRATULATIONS Takarazuka!!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/08 - 12/12; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 1/2 - 2/9
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/26; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 1/23
Shall We Dance?
Based On: The 1996 film “Shall we Dansu” by Suo Masayuki
Author/Director: Koyanagi Naoko
Composer: Suo Yoshikazu, Elements Garden, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Futatsumori Tsukasa & Midori, AYAKO
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Shiota Akihiro
Shinjin Kouen Director: Koyanagi Naoko
Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Hirasawa Satoshi
Choreographer: Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Conductor (Takarazuka): Ooyagi Yasushi
Conductor (Tokyo): Shiota Akihiro
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 01/31/14)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: Yes
From “CONGRATULATIONS Takarazuka!!”:
Scene 7D: “Parisette” (Ayakaze Sakina, Yumeka Ami) - vocals cut
Scene 7E: “Ca, c’est Paris” (Renjou Makoto, Karyou Shizuru - vocals cut
Scene 15B “Aye, Aye, Aye” (Ayakaze Sakina) - music replaced
|Hailey Hartz||Sou Kazuho||Tsukishiro Kanato|
|Jocelyn Hartz (Hailey’s wife)||Manaka Ayu||Yumeka Ami|
|Ella (Female dance teacher)||Sagiri Seina||Hoshino Anri|
|Shelia (An obliging dance master)||Rika Masumi||Maisono Ruri|
|Jennifer (Dance hall singer)||Asaki Yumemi||Amane Sara|
|Albert (Top Dancer in World Competitive Dance)||Misuzu Aki (1)||Ayakaze Sakina|
|Rin (Albert’s partner)||Maisaki Rin||Shiramine Yuri|
|Christopher (Detective)||Souno Haruto||Asei Itsuki|
|Donny Curtis (Hailey’s co-worker, Latin Lover)||Yumeno Seika||Hokaze Narumi|
|Anise (Jean’s finance)||Sahana Mako||Saizuki Tsukushi|
|Jean (A dance school student, an awkward man)||Houshou Dai||Kujou Asu|
|Barbara (A dance school student, a showy woman)||Daigo Seshiru||Ai Sumire|
|Natalie (Donny’s partner)||Satsuki Aina||Aoi Miki|
|Mikhail (A young dancer)||Renjou Makoto||Kiraha Reo|
|Arthur (Ella’s father)||Kaon Yuuki||Amatsuki Tsubasa|
|Arkham (A dance instructor)||Karyou Shizuru||Tachibana Kou|
|Medic / A dance school student (Male)||Asakaze Rei||Kazushiro Runa|
|A dance school student (Female)||Chikaze Karen||-|
|A dance school student (Female)||Konohana Inori||-|
|MC / A dance school student (Male)||Touma Kazuki||Minazuki Maki|
|Dance school student (Female)||Hinazuki Otoha||-|
|Old person (Female)||Shiranagi Suzu||Meika Rara|
|Old person (Male)||Ouga Mitsuki||Ouji Kaoru|
|Cathy (Hailey’s co-worker)||Toumi Sarasa||Hanae Chiho|
|Paul (Christoper’s assistant)||Ayanagi Shou||Machi Yuuka|
|Dance school student (Male)||Oosumi Rei||-|
|Cony (Barbara’s daughter)||Momohana Hina||Seina Nozomi|
|Dancer (Male)||Mana Haruto||-|
|Dancer (Female)||Shouno Chio||-|
|Leon (dance school student, host)||Ayakaze Sakina||Towaki Sea|
|Dance school student (Male)||Hokaze Narumi||-|
|Dancer (Female)||Maisono Ruri||-|
|Dance school student (Male)||Asei Itsuki||-|
|Dancer (Male)||Kujou Asu||-|
|Dancer (Male)||Kiraha Reo||-|
|Dance school student (Female)||Amane Sara||-|
|Dancer (Female)||Subaru Hanaka||-|
|Dancer (Female)||Ai Sumire||-|
|Dancer (Male)||Tsukishiro Kanato||-|
|Dancer (Female)||Hanae Chiho||-|
|Emilia (Hailey’s daughter)||Hoshino Anri||Arisa Hitomi|
|Dance school student (Female)||Shiramine Yuri||-|
|Dance school student (Female)||Hizakura Honori||-|
|Rigitte (a dance instructor)||Yumeka Ami||Subaru Hanaka|
|Dance school student (Male)||Tachibana Kou||-|
|Dancer (Male)||Towaki Sea||-|
Male dancers (shinko (2)): Yuuto Iriya, Ou Ibuki, Shinjou Makara, Kanou Yuuri, Houka Haruna
Female dancers (shinko): Anno Konomi, Hizakura Honori, Himehana Yukino, Karen Emiri, Sara Anna, Yumenoka Mai
Male Dance school students (shinko): Kazushiro Runa, Minazuki Maki, Mizusa Ruru, Ayanami Keito
Female Dance school students (shinko): Amane Sara, Shiramine Yuri, Yumenoka Mai
Other Cast: Anno Konomi, Yuuto Iriya, Meika Rara, Amatsuki Tsubasa, Ouji Kaoru, Kazushiro Runa, Himehana Yukino, Machi Yuuka, Aoi Miki, Karen Emiri, Ou Ibuki, Saizuki Tsukushi, Sara Anna, Kanou Yuuri, Minazuki Maki, Mizusa Ruru, Shinjou Makara, Seina Nozomi, Arisa Hitomi, Houka Haruna, Yumenoka Mai, Ayanami Keito, Senami Haya, Kanami Sena
Ken-1 Group D: Kihou Kanata, Kozakura Honoka, Haruto Yuuho, Nonoka Himari, Hiina Rin, Soubu Sakiho, Amase Hatsuhi, Asahi Tsubasa, Haruya Yuuri
(1) Misuzu Aki will not be performing in the Takarazuka run due to injury. There will be role-switch as follows:
Albert - Ayanagi Shou
Paul - Hokaze Narumi
Dance school student - Ou Ibuki
(2) As on the official site.
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Shall We Dance?
Hailey Hartz was born to a normal family, led a normal college-student life and now works at a normal job. This normal guy created a normal family and thus has the kind of good fortune that anyone would be envious of. Nothing is unsatisfactory about his life, we would expect. But even so, Hailey believes something to change his day-to-day routine awaits him at some point down the line. One day, on his daily commute, he looks up from a train station platform to discover a ballroom dance studio. As he stares at a beautiful woman standing in the studio’s window, a vague notion comes to him: What if he were to muster up a bit of courage and march right toward the door? Would his fortunes see a massive change? Piqued by this thought, and after much inner debate, Hailey sets foot inside the dance studio.
Receiving him is the “woman by the window,” the instructor Ella. After she explains the lesson plans, Hailey decides to take part in a group lesson for beginners, rather than in private lessons given by Ella. After getting acquainted with the colorful collection of characters who are his lesson mates, Hailey finds himself thrust into a whole new world.
Get ready for a powerful stage show to mark the arrival of the 99th year.
Celebrating the year of a turning-point for Takarazuka Revue, this show’s staging is a must-see, as it unfolds creating motifs from world dance and festivals, including the French Cancan and Rio’s Carnival. Together with a diverse range of music, the “Takarasienne” sing with all their energy and they dance with gusto. We hope that everyone in the audience will be part of the energy and excitement.
- Final performance for Kaon Yuuki, Asei Itsuki, Meika Rara, Yumeka Ami and Ou Ibuki.
- 100th Anniversary Remarks will take place before the first Tokyo Theater performance on January 2nd, including Todoroki Yuu (Senka), Ryuu Masaki & Manaki Reika (Moon), Sou Kazuho & Manaka Ayu (Snow), and Ouki Kaname & Misaki Rion (Cosmos).
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