The White Horizon / The Beat of Rhapsody
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English Title: The White Horizon / The Beat of Rhapsody
Japanese Title: 遥かなる旅路の果てに / ショー・アップ・ショー
Romanized Title: Haruka Naru Tabiji no Hate ni / Shoo Appu Shoo
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 2/13 - 3/24; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 6/4 - 6/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 3/3; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 6/16
The White Horizon:
Author/Director: Oota Tetsunori
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Hashimoto Kazuaki
Choreographer: Jim Clark
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director:
The Beat of Rhapsody:
Author/Director: Kusano Akira
Composer: Terada Takio, Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Yamada Takashi, Nakura Kayoko, Sha Tamae
Conductor (Takarazuka): Okada Yoshiki
Conductor (Tokyo): Okada Yoshiki, Kitazawa Tatsuo
Available on DVD: No
† Due to Sawa Hitomi being ill during Takarazuka shinjin kouen, Kozue Manami played the role.
Other Cast: Isono Chihiro, Yuuma Natsuki, Tsukioka Chikage, Miori Yumino, Kagami Chitose, Sayo Akari, Nashiro Erika, Sakuragi Seiko, Hoshino Mutsumi, Kitami Mari, Mashiba Shun, Aikaze Hikaru, Hijiri Masumi, Kurokawa Miyuki, Midori Akie, Asou Yumi, Kyou Maiko, Shione Makoto, Yuu Misao, Ooshio Masumi, Tachibana Sae, Sumireno Aika, Makoto Tsubasa, Yumeno Chikoto, Aika Mire, Hyou Yuuka, Mika Sanami, Kirihara Shouko, Moemi Serika, Shou Tsukasa, Souda Yasuko, Oomai Kaori, Asakaze Yuki, Shibuki Jun, Oogi Chihiro, Kurenai Kasumi, Sazanami Ai
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The White Horizon
Russia — the 1890s.
The Romanov Dynasty which has provided Russia's rules for three centuries is in decline in terms of power even while continuing to enjoy the very peaks of immense prosperity. At various places throughout their vast realm riots and strikes are breaking out one after another.
Marquis Prozorov, the new Moscow Divisional Commander, is shot by a mysterious assailant on his arrival from Petersburg in Moscow Station. The Marquis suffers only a slight wound and is treated by Dr. Mihail Karatozov and his fiancee Origa.
Captain Nikolai, Prozorov's aide, orders the Chief of Police to arrest the criminal at once. However, the attacker has fled into the slum, Hitrohuka, an underworld populated by beggars, prostitutes and criminals where even the police fear to go.
Later the same day Prozorov's daughter, Elena, arrives at Moscow Station. She has great difficulty finding a carriage to hire, but Sabinin comes to her aid and graciously lends Elena his own carriage. Sabinin, who controls the slum, Hitrohuka, is greatly enchanted by the lovely Elena.
The next evening Sabinin, Dr. Karatazov and Olga attend a party at Prozorov's official residence. The talk at the party is all about the horse race to be held the following Sunday. Prozorov's horse Ermitage and Sabinin's horse Gagarlin are the favorites.
Everyone goes to the race and watches Ermitage finish second to Gagarlin. Captain Nikolai, Ermitage's rider, is bitterly angry. Nikolai loves Elena and
Sometime later, the Tsar Emperor of all Russia is assaulted by a ruffian. Prozorov accepts responsibility and takes his own life.
Grief striken, Elena leaves for Kharkov in the Ukraina to sell her father's villa. Sabinin follows her.
In the Ukraina they meet Captain Nikolai at his new posting. Nikolai provokes a duel with Count Sabinin. Nikolai shoots and misses. The count does not return the shot, and ends the duel. In shame, Nikolai resigns his military commission.
One stormy night while Sabinin is visiting Elena, Andre, a revolutionary student at the university bursts in. He begs for refuge. Their meeting is broken up the police who come to Elena's house in their search for the revolutionaries. The police seize Sabinin and Andre, and within a few days both are exiled to Siberia.
A year later Andre informs Elena that he and Sabinin have escaped from prison and the count is now hiding in Hitrohuka.
Elena goes to him at once, declares her love and proposes they flee Russia together.
Sabinin heard that Olivier, a wealthy man and president of a bank, has proposed to Elena. Sabinin believes that Elena will be much better off with Olivier and so he lies to her. He tells her that she must go first and alone. He tells her that after he is certain he has given the police the slip he will follow.
In the obscurity of the shadows of Moscow Station, Sabinin sees his beloved Elena off. Immediately after a decrepit tramp stabs Sabinin. The tramp is Nikolai.
Sabinin gasps, "Good luck, Elena."
The Beat of Rhapsody
Scenes 1-3 Prelude
An exciting dance to the theme song.
Show Men S: Takashio Tomoe, Ooura Mizuki
Show Girl S: Akishino Miho
Scene 4 Interlude
Entertainer A (man): Asaka Jun
Entertainers (women): Anju Mira, Maya Miki
Scene 5 Beat for Love
Two aviators pilot a butterfly.
Pilot (man): Ooura Mizuki
Pilot (woman): Segawa Kae
Scene 6 Interlude
Four singers sing a jazz song.
Singers (men): Asaka Jun, Kou Kazuki
Singers (women): Hibiki Mito, Kozue Manami
Scenes 7-9 Jazz Beat
A poor struggling drummer gets the opportunity of his dreams and becomes a star.
King of Jazz: Takashio Tomoe
Scenes 10-14 Dream
Three vagabonds happily dream they are guests at a grand party. After awakening they sing, "We have liberty....."
Dream Boys: Takashio Tomoe, Ooura Mizuki, Asaka Jun
Lady: Akishino Miho
Dream Girls: Tsukioka Chikage, Hibiki Mito, Kozue Manami, Mineoka Nachi, Mizuhara Tamaki
Scene 15 Interlude
A dance to Latin American music.
Show Dancer (man): Mashio Chinami
Show Dancer (woman): Miori Yumino
Singer: Mineoka Nachi
Scenes 16-17 Rhapsody
A musician finds his musical instruments have been broken and sings out his anger.
Musician: Ooura Mizuki
Scene 18 Interlude
Singer: Takashio Tomoe
Scene 19 Hallelujah
Beat Singer: Asaka Jun
Scenes 20-24 Finale
A kick line and grand promenade.
Singer: Ooura Mizuki
Singer of Rockettes: Akishino Miho
Singer: Takashio Tomoe
Dancers (men): Ooura Mizuki, Asaka Jun
Dancers (women): Akishino Miho, Hibiki Mito, Mizuhara Tamaki
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