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The Beautiful Beast




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English Title: The Beautiful Beast
Japanese Title: 美しき野獣
Romanized Title: Utsukushiki Yajuu

Troupe: Flower
Year: 1991
Performances: Tokyo Nippon Seinenkan, 2/22 - 2/28; Aichi Annuity Hall, 3/2-3/3

Based On: n/a
Author/Director: Koike Shuuichirou
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Takahashi Kuni, Hashimoto Kazuaki
Choreographer: Nakura Kayoko, Shou Sumire, Maeda Kiyomi
Conductor (Takarazuka):

Available on DVD: No

Cast

Ooura Mizuki, Isono Chihiro, Maya Miki, Shino Yuka, Kousaka Chiaki, Tachibana Sae, Aika Mire, Makoto Tsubasa, Yumeno Chikoto, Hyou Yuuka, Moemi Serika, Kirihara Shouko, Shibuki Jun, Takumi Hibiki, Yukino Marie, Ootomo Reika, Shiraki Ayaka, Hatsukaze Midori

Summary

Act I


Scene 1 A The Moon (Full Moon)


Boy M, an astronomy geek, observes the descent of an Unidentified Flying Light (U.F.L.) and rushes off to the landing site in the Beast Hills.

Boy M: Maya Miki

Scene 1 B: Beast


In the Beast Hills, a group of beasts has gathered. A fierce fight breaks out. The leader of the strong group takes on the leader of the weak group. Suddenly an illuminated object descends. The weak leader is cornered. He reaches for the light, but the object explodes.

Beast (Strong Leader): Isono Chihiro
Beast (Weak Leader): Shibuki Jun

Scene 2: Birth


The beasts watch as a Beautiful Beast is born from the light.

The Beautiful Beast revives the weak leader, who had passed out. The strong leader is overwhelmed and surrenders.

Beautiful Beast: Ooura Mizuki
Beasts (as before)

Scene 3: Beautiful Beast (I)


The Beautiful Beast mourns that love has been forgotten among the beasts.

Beautiful Beast: Ooura Mizuki
Beasts (as before)

Scene 4: Beautiful Man


The sound of a car stopping is heard. The beasts flee and the Beautiful Beast disappears. Boy M arrives and searches the site with his flashlight, but all he finds is a handsome man - the Beautiful Beast has been transformed. The man asks him to take him to the city. Boy M gives up his search for the flying light and together with the man he returns to the city.

Beautiful Beast (human): Ooura Mizuki
Boy M: Maya Miki

Scene 5: Midnight Call


In the middle of the night men and women in the streets are talking on the phone.

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Scene 6: Love Call (New Moon)


Jane's boyfriend is the boxer Johnny. Whenever she tries to call him she only gets the answering machine. She's losing her patience and starts to sing about her frustration.

In the moonlight, the Beautiful Beast hears her song.

Beautiful Beast (human): Ooura Mizuki
Trend Girl (Jane): Shino Yuka

Scene 7: Last Fight


Boxers begin to fight in a tournament. Johnny wins and moves quickly through the rounds, finally fighting the champion Butch.

Jane is rooting ardently for Johnny, but he ignores her and responds to Romy's cheers instead.
Johnny knocks out Butch. But another boxer appears (the transformed Beautiful Beast) and knocks out Johnny in return.

Beautiful Beast (Pedlar-Boxer): Ooura Mizuki
Jane (Groupie): Shino Yuka
Johnny (Boxer): Makoto Tsubasa
Butch (Boxer): Aika Mire
Romy (Groupie): Yumeno Chikoto
Referee: Isono Chihiro
Trainer: Tachibana Sae

Scene 8: Beautiful Beast (II)


Johnny challenges the new champion again and is knocked out again. Instinctively, Jane rushes to Johnny's side and throws a punch at the new champion. Johnny and Jane reconcile.

Beautiful Beast (Boxer): Ooura Mizuki
Jane: Shino Yuka
Johnny (Boxer): Makoto Tsubasa
Butch (Boxer): Aika Mire

(Referee, trainer, boxers, groupies as before.)

Scene 9: Beast & The Moon (First Quarter Moon)


The Beautiful Beast remains in his human form and sings a variation of the theme song.

The primadonna of the opera is practicing her singing.

Beautiful Beast: Ooura Mizuki
Boy M: Maya Miki
Diva (Primadonna): Kousaka Chiaki

Scene 10: Orchestra Rehearsal A


An old, famous conductor leads the orchestra rehearsal for "La Traviata". A cellist is missing and the beautiful beast shows up as replacement.
The rehearsal begins, but everybody is nervous and a lot of mistakes occur. After the prelude, the primadonna appears and starts to sing, but suddenly she has lost her voice.
The conductor is furious and leaves. The rehearsal stops and the orchestra disperses.

Beautiful Beast (Cellist): Ooura Mizuki
Diva (Primadonna): Kousaka Chiaki
Conductor: Isono Chihiro

Scene 11: Orchestra Rehearsal B


A cellist stays behind. He sings softly to the primadonna, who has started to cry, and comforts her.

Beautiful Beast (Cellist): Ooura Mizuki
Diva (Primadonna): Kousaka Chiaki

Scene 12: On Stage A


The cellist becomes the conductor and shows the primadonna a dream performance of "La Traviata".

Beautiful Beast (Maestro): Ooura Mizuki
Diva (Primadonna): Kousaka Chiaki

Scene 13: On Stage B


Under the direction of the Beautiful Beast, everyone rises to their best performance.

While directing, the Beatiful Beast is toasting with sake. As he gets drunk, the music changes to jazz. Eventually, all musicians join and get drunk. They start to dance and in the end everyone passes out.

Beautiful Beast (Maestro): Ooura Mizuki
Dancers: all cast members. (Chorus from before.)

Scene 14: Orchestra Rehearsal C


The primadonna awakes from her dream.

One by one the musicians appear on stage. There is also a real cellist. The rehearsal starts and the Beautiful Beast is watching quietly.

Beautiful Beast (Maestro): Ooura Mizuki
Diva (Primadonna): Kousaka Chiaki
Cellist: Maya Miki
Conductor: Isono Chihiro

Scene 15: Beast & The Moon (Half Moon)


The Beautiful Beast is standing in front of an antique doll shop.
Boy M passes by in the light of the half moon.
The beast looks at the shop window and is fascinated with the dolls.

Beautiful Beast: Ooura Mizuki
Boy M: Maya Miki


Act II


Scene 1: Antique Doll A


The antique doll shop window.

The Beautiful Beast becomes The Nutcracker and breathes life into the antique dolls and soldier dolls.
Being alive and able to move, the dolls are fascinated with the fashion of the humans outside the window and they leave the doll house.

Beautiful Beast (The Nutcracker): Ooura Mizuki
Clara (Antique Doll): Shiraki Ayaka

Scene 2: Antique Doll B


The antique doll Clara remains in the dollhouse and The Nutcracker falls in love with her.

Beautiful Beast (The Nutcracker): Ooura Mizuki
Clara: Shiraki Ayaka

Scene 3: Antique Doll C


The dolls who changed into modern fashion return from the outside world. They try to destroy the old-fashioned dollhouse.
The Nutcracker tries to protect Clara, but the antique doll Clara breaks.
The other dolls return to their original state and The Nutcracker falls in love with life.

Beautiful Beast (The Nutcracker): Ooura Mizuki
Clara: Shiraki Ayaka

Scene 4: Beast & The Moon (Third Quarter Moon)


In the moonlight, the Beautiful Beast becomes pensive.

Beautiful Beast: Ooura Mizuki

Scene 5: Spanish Pool Bar A


The sound of castagnettes accompanies the first shot of a pool game. The hustlers show off their skills in a competition.

Hustler 1: Isono Chihiro

Scene 6: Spanish Pool Bar B


Queen Bee, a popular patron of the pool bar, appears, accompanied by women. The men make advances, but she ignores them.

Queen Bee: Maya Miki
Hustler 1: Isono Chihiro

Scene 7: Spanish Pool Bar C


Hustler 1 defeats Hustler 2 and gives a part of his profit to Queen Bee, who discards it. Hustler S (the Beautiful Beast) picks up the money. He is attracted to Queen Bee and invites her. He sings and dances with her.

Beautiful Beast (Hustler S): Ooura Mizuki
Queen Bee: Maya Miki
Hustler 1: Isono Chihiro

Scene 8: Spanish Pool Bar C


Hustler S and Hustler 1 fight, and the Beautiful Beast wins. He offers his entire profit to Queen Bee, and she accepts.

Hustler 1 threatens Queen Bee with a pistol. The Beautiful Beast tries to protect her and is shot. He transforms back into the illuminated object and disappears.

Beautiful Beast (Hustler S): Ooura Mizuki
Queen Bee: Maya Miki
Hustler 1: Isono Chihiro

Scene 9: Beast & The Moon (Full Moon)


The Beautiful Beast transforms into the Holy Beast and says "I tried to teach mankind love, but I failed."
He gives up and decides to return to space.
The moon turns into a full moon.

Beautiful Beast (Holy Beast): Ooura Mizuki

Scene 10: Beast & The Moon


The people of the city are going through their daily routines.
As Boy M passes by in his car, the car breaks down.
The Beautiful Beast immediately stops to help him. He recognizes Boy M as the man he met that night.

The Beautiful Beast does not return to space and instead goes out with Boy M to have a drink.

He mixes with the crowd once more.

Beautiful Beast (Human): Ooura Mizuki
Boy M: Maya Miki
Singers: Isono Chihiro, Shino Yuka, Kousaki Chiaki, Aika Mire

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