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Unforgettable Song / Cheers to Takarasienne!




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English Title: Unforgettable Song / Cheers to Takarasienne!
Japanese Title: 忘れじの歌 / タカラジェンヌに乾杯!
Romanized Title: Wasureji no Uta / Takarajenne ni Kampai!

Troupe: Star & Snow
Year: 1967
Performances: Koma Stadium, 1/2 - 1/29

Unforgettable Song:

Based On:
Author/Director: Shirai Tetsuzou
Music: Takai Yoshizumi
Choreography: Suzuki Takeshi
Conductor: Nomura Youji

Cheers to Takarasienne!

Based On:
Author/Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Music: Yoshizaki Kenji, Kosaka Tsutomu, Hirose Kenjirou
Choreography: Oka Masami, Sasaki Kazuo, Agata Youji, Yamada Taku
Conductor: Mizoguchi Takashi

Available on DVD: No

Cast

Unforgettable Song
RoleActress
Darmen, a Scottish painterMaho Shibuki
Jane, niece of the MeldrumsYashioji Mari
Melva, a famous opera singerKamo Sakura
AliceTamazusa Rumi
Simmons, Darmen's servantNarumi Ushio
Doctor McKenzie, Darmen's doctorMatsuno Midori
Duke Meldrum, rich manAmagi Tsukie
Duchess MeldrumOoji Michio
Count ListerTachibana Kimiko
Claara, stewardShinonome Akemi
ElisabethWakayama Kazumi
MargaretOozora Midori
CatherineTachibana Kakuko
PaulineBenizono Yurika
ConstanceFuji Masumi
SusanOohara Masumi
HarryChinami Jun
GeorgeTakashiro Juri
RobertMaki Tamami
BillyNanbara Misao
PeterOotori Ran
WillieMaki Misao
JamesAya Yutaka
Doctor Brand, friend of Jane's since childhoodAki Hiromi
pianistYashima Chinami
AnthonyMinakami Senya
HenryDai Takiko
DavidMigiwa Natsuko
Mary Grey, a nurseSono Misaki
EtoileKisaragi Miwako


Other Cast (Snow): Kana Junko, Mitaka Yuuko, Ootsuki Eiko, Oohara Masumi, Tamaoka Midori, Wakana Yuki

Other Cast (Star): Rijou Mariko, Hanano Miyako, Kisaragi Miwako, Kasuga Kiyoshi, Chihaya Tamayo, Kamiji Chizuru, Kokonoe Sakiko, Nazuki Hitomi, Hoshi Misa, Akino Konomi, Ogura Momiji, Kuni Mizuho, Kotobuki Mika, Tsukasa Konomi, Fuji Kimino, Matsukage Yurika, Mimuro Toshimi, Sanjou Ayako, Naoki Tamami, Hayama Kiyomi, Benizono Yurika, Waka Miyuki, Sen Natsuki, Nagisa Ayumi, Nijou Sachimi, Fuji Masumi, Matsubara Miho, Moe Izuru, Yuki Hitomi, Yukishiro Chizuru, Kazaki Harumi, Satsuki Keiko, Sato Mariko, Sugata Mimi, Sono Misaki, Tsubaki Rumi, Touka Komichi, Nashiro Kuniko, Ashita Michiko, Anzu Keiko, Isoji Mari, Imari Misa, Ooshiro Michiyo, Kaga Miyuki, Shima Tamami, Tsukihara Mari, Manatsu Youko, Mihama Kumi, Yamato Yuka, Kagari Miki, Komakusa Yuri, Suzaku Miho, Seishou Ikune, Sotoori Tsukiko, Tamashiro Akemi, Chiga Teruko, Namiji Yuka, Midori Misa, Yamazato Masari, Wakagi Michiru

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Unforgettable Song


Set in England on the eve of the War in Europe (WWI). The musical opens at an evening party being hosted by Duke and Duchess Meldrum. Among their glittering guests are the famous opera singer Melva and the Scottish painter Darmen. Although the duke and duchess believe their niece has developed an understanding with family friend Doctor Brand, in reality Jane is secretly engaged to Darmen.

However, when Melva sings a love song at the party, rumors start flying about how she sang it for her lover Darmen. Jane overhears the rumors and when Darmen approaches her later, she freezes him out and leaves.

Time passes, during which Darmen has served in the war and Jane also served, as a nurse. Darmen was badly wounded and lost his sight; a bitter blow for a painter. He has retreated to his homeland of Scotland. After the war, Jane fled to the mountains of Canada to escape the atrocities she had seen and to settle her heart. When she finally returns to London, years later, she learns of what happened to Darmen. In a discussion with Brand, she reveals what happened in the past and how she herself had been the true blind one. She begs Brand to take her to visit Darmen, but Brand explains that Darmen has hardened his heart and likely would not agree to see her and hear her out.

Meanwhile, the duchess had been searching for a nurse to help Darmen and act as his eyes, and she has found Mary Gray. When Jane and Brand learn this, they begin planning.

In Scotland, Mary Gray arrives to work for Darmen. She is introduced by Brand's friend and Darmen's doctor, McKenzie. Darmen instantly wants to send this nurse away, because her voice too painfully reminds him of Jane. McKenzie settles his doubts by pointing out how unfair that would be to the nurse, and describing her as round-faced and brown-haired. Jane, startled by this falsehood, later speaks to the doctor and asks why he lied. McKenzie explains that while working on the front lines during the war, he once saw a hardworking and staunch nurse named Jane Campbell. He had known who she really was, and decided Brand must have had good reason to send her here under an assumed name.

Weeks pass, and Darmen comes to appreciate "Mary's" steadfast support. He also manages to get a tale from her about how she longer to be reunited with her lost fiance. He urged her to write to the fiance, who would surely take her back. So Jane does. When she reads the letter to Darmen, he instructs "Mary" to pen a one line reply: "Come back to me." Jane drops her pen and moves to the piano, where she plays a nostalgic song. Darmen immediately realizes who she really is, and the two are reunited.



Cheers to Takarasienne!


Scene 1 - Birth of Takarasienne

The performance begins even before the announcements, first with a woman's chorus, and then with several Takarasienne singing on the turning stage.

Scenes 2~3 - Cheers to Takarasienne!

The set is a makeup table, and a giant compact rises on a stage elevator, carrying Maho Shibuki who steps out to sing the theme song "Cheers to Takarasienne!"

Etoile Maho: Maho Shibuki
Youth B: Takashiro Juri
Etoile 1: Kisaragi Miwako
Etoile 2: Kamo Sakura
Etoile 3: Yashioji Mari
Dancing Etoile (Solo): Matsuno Midori
Dancing Etoile: Wakayama Kazumi, Oozora Midori
Etc.

The female dancers switch with male dancers who also sing the theme song "The Takarasienne Are Coming."

Youth A: Amagi Tsukie, Narumi Ushio, Tachibana Kimiko, Ooji Michio
Youth B: Chinami Jun, Takashiro Juri
Youth C: Maki Tamami, Nanbara Misao, Maki Misao, Aki Hiromi
Youth D: Sen Natsuki, Aya Yutaka, Dai Takiko, Migiwa Natsuko
Youth E: Yashima Chinami, Ootori Ran, Midori Misa, Minakami Senya
Etc.

Scene 4 - The Takarasienne Are Coming

Everyone leaves the stage except Maho Shibuki and Kamo Sakura, singing the theme song. Then the others return for a parade.

Scenes 5~8 - Flowery Takarasienne

A bouquet of Takarasienne.

Singing Lady 1: Kamo Sakura
Singing Lady 2: Yashioji Mari
Youths: Nanbara Misao, Sen Natsuki, Ootori Ran, Aki Hiromi
Etc.

Mademoiselle 1: Tachibana Kakuko
Mademoiselle 2: Benizono Yurika
Mademoiselle 3: Oohara Masumi
Youth 1: Maki Tamami
Youth 2: Dai Takiko
Youth 3: Migiwa Natsuko
Etc.

Singing Woman: Kisaragi Miwako
Charmant A: Wakayama Kazumi, Oozora Midori
Eight Charmant: Hanano Miyako, Hoshi Misa, Akino Konomi, Tamazusa Rumi, Hayama Kiyomi, Nagisa Ayumi, Yuki Hitomi, Satsuki Keiko

Singing Man: Maho Shibuki
Dancing Man: Chinami Jun

Dancing Man 1: Takashiro Juri
Dancing Man 2: Maki Misao
Dancing Man 3: Aya Yutaka
Etc.

Scene 9 - Madam Madam

Three young men sing "Madame Madame," and are then joined by three women in answer.

Singing Monsieur: Nanbara Misao, Aki Hiromi, Migiwa Natsuko
Madam Petit: Tachibana Kakuko, Benizono Yurika, Kana Junko

Scenes 10~12 - The Me Within the Mirror

The set is a large mirror, with mannequins and fashion models lined up.

Janine: Maho Shibuki
Singing Monsieur: Aki Hiromi
Salesman: Narumi Ushio
Shop Workers: Shinonome Akemi, Kasuga Kiyoshi, Rijou Mariko
Etc.

Janine: Maho Shibuki
Beautiful Foe 1: Ootori Ran
Beautiful Foe 2: Kisaragi Miwako
Beautiful Foe 3: Yashioji Mari
Beautiful Foe 4: Maki Misao
Spanish Boyfriend: Amagi Tsukie
Romance Grey Boyfriend: Narumi Ushio
Orient Boyfriend: Tachibana Kimiko
Mother: Ooji Michio
Jan: Matsuno Midori
Baby Doll: Kana Junko, Oohara Masumi
Etc.

Janine: Maho Shibuki
Mother: Ooji Michio
Jan: Matsuno Midori
Salesman: Narumi Ushio
Shop Workers: Shinonome Akemi, Kasuga Kiyoshi, Rijou Mariko

Scene 13 - Takarasienne Fashion

12 otokoyaku stars sing and dance to a new song by The Shakes, joined by four musumeyaku stars.

Belle Takarasienne: Kisaragi Miwako, Kamo Sakura, Yashioji Mari, Oohara Masumi
The Shakes: Chinami Jun, Takashiro Juri, Maki Tamami, Nanbara Misao, Sen Natsuki, Yashima Chinami, Ootori Ran, Maki Misao, Aya Yutaka, Minakami Senya, Dai Takiko, Migiwa Natsuko

Scenes 14~16 - Chandelier Fantasy

The stage is decorated with a variety of chandeliers.

A Man: Maho Shibuki
A Woman: Aki Hiromi
Dancing Man A: Chinami Jun
Dancing Men B: Maki Tamami, Sen Natsuki, Maki Misao, Minakami Senya
Dancing Women B: Hoshi Misa, Hayama Kiyomi, Satsuki Keiko, Tamaoka Midori
Etc.

A Man: Maho Shibuki
A Woman: Aki Hiromi
Three Men: Hatsuhi Fujiko, Ootori Ran, Midori Misa
Six Women: Akino Konomi, Tamazusa Rumi, Waka Miyuki, Nagisa Ayumi, Isoji Mari, Chiga Teruko

Scene 17 - Let's Follow the Leader

Japanese style, a new arrangement of the song "Oi Saka Sassa."

Duet 1: (Man) Amagi Tsukie, (Woman) Wakayama Kazumi
Duet 2: (Man) Matsuno Midori, (Woman) Oozora Midori
Etc.

Scenes 18~19 - Takarasienne Sing Folk Songs

Men and women sing "The Takarasienne Are Coming" in PPM (Peter, Paul and Mary) folk style.

P.P.M. Wind Men: Narumi Ushio, Tachibana Kimiko, Ooji Michio
P.P.M. Wind Girl: Benizono Yurika

Solo Woman 1: Kisaragi Miwako
Solo Woman 2: Yashioji Mari
Folk Youths: (Drum) Aki Hiromi, (Bass) Maki Tamami, (Guitar) Nanbara Misao, Nijou Sachimi, Yashima Chinami, Sato Mariko, Nashiro Kuniko, Migiwa Natsuko
Folk Girl (Electone): Ogura Momiji
Folk Girl (Guitar): Kazaki Harumi, Chiga Teruko, Suzaku Miho
Etc.

Scene 20 - The Singing Timpani

A man and a woman sing to a song ("You Deserve") played on the timpani.

Singing Man: Maho Shibuki
Singing Woman: Kamo Sakura

Scene 21 - Dancing Percussion

One woman dances, surrounded by young men.

Singing Man: Maho Shibuki
Singing Woman: Kamo Sakura
Dancing Woman (Solo): Takashiro Juri
The Percussionists: Maki Tamami, Nanbara Misao, Sen Natsuki, Yashima Chinami, Ootori Ran, Midori Misa, Matsuno Midori, Maki Misao, Aya Yutaka, Aki Hiromi, Minakami Senya, Dai Takiko, Migiwa Natsuko

Scenes 22~23 - Let's Sing With Takarasienne

Ten women sing in front of the curtain.

Women: Kisaragi Miwako, Yashioji Mari, Wakayama Kazumi, Oozora Midori, Tachibana Kakuko, Benizono Yurika, Fuji Masumi, Satsuki Keiko, Kana Junko, Oohara Masumi

Scene 24 - Let's Dance With Takarasienne

Everyone dances a simple step to a fast jazz number.

Man 1: Maho Shibuki
Etc.

Scene 25 - Etoile de Takarazuka

Several song and dance numbers, including a rockette line dance in stage smoke.

Singing Woman 1: Kamo Sakura
Etoile: Rijou Mariko, Nazuki Hitomi, Kokonoe Sakiko, Matsukage Yurika, Moe Izuru, Kazaki Harumi, Sono Misaki, Tsukihara Mari, Yamato Yuka, Sotoori Tsukiko

Singing Woman 2: Kisaragi Miwako

Singing Man: Maho Shibuki

Singing Woman 3: Yashioji Mari

Scene 26 - Grand Finale

The final parade.

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