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English Title: The Red and The Black -Love is My Life- / Image
Japanese Title: 赤と黒ー恋こそ我がいのちー / イマージュ
Romanized Title: Aka to Kuro -Koi Koso Waga Inochi- / Imaaju

Troupe: Moon
Year: 1975-76
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 10/2 - 11/11; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/3 - 3/24
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 10/25; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/14 & 3/19

The Red and The Black:

Based On: Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio, Kawasaki Tsuneo
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Hayama Kiyomi
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo): Nomura Youji, Mizoguchi Takashi

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Based On:
Author/Director: Ohara Hironobu
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Yoshizaki Kenji, Nakai Mitsuharu, Nakagawa Akira
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Oka Masami, Hayama Kiyomi, Agata Youji, Nakagawa Kumi
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo):
Choral Director: Totoki Kazuo

Available on DVD: No

Cast

RoleCastStand-In Cast (3/14)Shinko Cast (10/25)Shinko Cast (3/19)
Julien SorelDai Takiko Shou Sumire Shou Sumire Jou Haruki
Louise de Rênal (Rênal's wife)Mai Koyuki Kumi Kaoru Nono Hikari Nono Hikari
Mathilde de la Mole (the Marquis' daughter)Komatsu Miho Kitahara Chikoto An Urara Ushio Haruka
Fouqué (Julien's friend)Setouchi Miya Enatsu Jun Daichi Mao
Croisenois (Mathilde's fiance)Kanou Yachiho Daigo Katsura Mario Sachi
Count Norbert de la Mole (Mathilde's brother)Shou Sumire Ariake Jun Ema Chiaki
Marquis de la Mole (Mathilde's father)Miyoshi Sakuko Fujishiro Jun Natori Rei
Abbe PirardMiyama Shigure Natori Rei Sono Miharu
M. Rênal (the mayor of Verrières)Amagi Tsukie Mizuno Ryou Remi Ryou
M. Valenod (an official in Verrières; Rênal 's opponent)Miyoshino Kazuya Miho Masaki Saori Mitsuyo
M. Chélan (Julien's Latin tutor)Koyanagi Hizuru Sono Miharu Hida Midori
Mme. Derville (Mme. Rênal's friend)Oozora Midori Kuni Natsuki Hanabusa Rie
Prince Korasoff (Rênal's friend; Russian noble)Fujishiro Jun Mario Sachi Seri Machika
Elisa (a maid in the Rênal household)Kitahara ChikotoKaze Kaoru An Urara

  • † Tokyo only

Other Cast: Ootori Ran (Star - "Image" only), Shioji Asako, Hanakouji Jun, Mizunose Akira, Minami Yutaka, Yumi Takashi, Yakumo Akemi, Nagazuki Hikaru, Suzu Reiko, Shiga Midori, Kuni Chihiro, Sumikawa Akemi, Narumi Yuki, Minami Mariyo, Chihara Yuuri, Mina Yukiho, Misa Noeru, Iku Katsumi, Dan Natsuki, Ura Matsuho, Sha Miyo, Ran Konomi, Wakou Asuka, Tsurugi Miyuki, Hime Hakuchou, Nobara Akemi, Yamazato Shihori, Yasato Gou, Ouzora Maki, Hinami Reika, Nozomi Yuuko, Matsuka Michiru

Grand Theater only: Mitake Eri

Tokyo only (due to 3rd European Tour): Ai Erina, Kumi Kaoru, Miho Masaki, Ariake Jun, Daigo Katsura, Jou Haruki, Sei Renka, Kitahara Chikoto, Remi Ryou, Ushio Haruka

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


The Red and The Black





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Scene 1 - Imagination

A prologue on the Grand Staircase of gentlemen in black tailcoats and ladies in pink gowns.

Singing Gentleman 1: Dai Takiko
Singing Gentleman 2: Kanou Yachiho
Singing Gentleman 3: Setouchi Miya
Singing Gentleman 4: Shou Sumire
Singing Gentleman 5: Enatsu Jun
Singing Lady 1: Oozora Midori
Singing Lady S: Ai Erina, Kumi Kaoru

Scene 2 - Smile

A young man sings of Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."

Singing Young Man: Dai Takiko

Scenes 3~5 - Fascination

A setting like Millet's "L'Angelus." A farmer and his love praying together in the sunset, lit by the light.

Farmer: Setouchi Miya
His Love: Enatsu Jun
Spirit of Light: Shou Sumire

Scenes 6~9 - Sensuality

A setting like Moreau's "Salomé." A monk singing of his harsh disciplines is enticed by lovely ladies who appear from a painting.

Singing Man: Kanou Yachiho
Singing Maidens: Kitahara Chikoto, Ushio Haruka
Singing Monk: Dai Takiko
Singing Beauty: Oozora Midori
Beauties A: Fujishiro Jun, Mario Sachi

Scene 10 - Activation

Singing Color Dancer: Setouchi Miya

Scenes 11~12 - Excitement

One maiden and one madam are entangled by various gentleman. The song is "Madam Tango." Then everyone comes out in brown and golden costumes for the chuuzume.

Utrillo Lady: Kitahara Chikoto
Dancing Madam: Miyama Shigure
Singing Gentleman A: Dai Takiko
Dancing Ladies A: Ai Erina, Kumi Kaoru
Dancing Ladies B: Komatsu Miho, Mai Koyuki
Dancing Ladies C: Kitahara Chikoto, Ushio Haruka

Scenes 13~15 - Phantoms

For the sake of the princess he loves, a knight sets out in search of the Holy Grail. He becomes lost in the mountains, troubled by phantoms.

Knight: Setouchi Miya
Phantom A: Mario Sachi

Scenes 16~19 - Longing

A woman travels the Silver Bridge and sings to the audience of her eternal love. Then, Goya's "La maja vestida" appears, along with Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus." Everyone sings in praise of Venus to the tune of "You Are the Sunshine of My Life."

Singer: Dai Takiko
Singing Youth: Shou Sumire
La Maja Vestida: Mai Koyuki, Minami Yutaka
Singing Youth: Kanou Yachiho
Water Spirit A: Komatsu Miho
Venus: Kazama Iriya

Scenes 20~24 - Dance Movement

A finale of nostalgic Broadway hits.

Singing Etoile: Dai Takiko
Singing Funny Lady A: Oozora Midori


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