A Single Rose / The Revuescope
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English Title: A Single Rose / The Revuescope
Japanese Title: あの日薔薇一輪 /ザ·レヴュースコープ
Romanized Title: Ano Hi Bara Ichirin / Za Rebyuusukoopu
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 8/7 - 9/23; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 12/3 - 12/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 8/18; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 12/15
A Single Rose:
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio
Choreographer: Nakura Kayoko
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki, Okada Yoshiki
Conductor (Tokyo): Kitazawa Tatsuo
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Author/Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Takai Yoshizumi, Odakane Bonpei, Kuratomi Shinichi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Shuri Misao, Yamada Taku, Nakura Kayoko, Hanayagi Juraku
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou
Available on DVD: No
† Ooura Mizuki was absent from the Tokyo run of the show, causing a change in the casting. She was injured during the Takarazuka run, and Segawa Kae took her place as Bernard.
Senka Cast (Revue Only): Matsumoto Yuri, Ai Erina
Other Cast: Miori Yumino, Kagami Chitose, Hoshimura Reo, Sayo Akari, Yuuki Kokoro, Kagami Chitose, Yukikaze Rei, Hoshino Mutsumi, Kitami Mari, Mashiba Shun, Aikaze Hikaru, Kurokawa Miyuki, Takatsuki Shou, Midori Akie, Asou Yumi, Natsume Kana, Shino Yuka, Kusanome Moyu, Wakakusa Youko, Kyou Maiko, Yuu Misao, Sawa Hitomi, Ooshio Masumi, Tachibana Sae, Sumireno Aika, Yumeno Chikoto, Hyou Yuuka, Mika Sanami, Kouju Tatsuki, Kirihara Shouko, Moemi Serika, Shou Tsukasa, Souda Yasuko, Oomai Kaori, Asakaze Yuki, Shibuki Jun, Oogi Chihiro, Kurenai Kasumi, Sazanami Ai, Michi Akari, Shizuki Asato, Yukino Marie, Kazu Hiroki, Takumi Hibiki, Hama Shioka, Ootomo Reika, Morotori Ai, Natsushiro Rei, Shiraho Mari, Hiroki Sachi
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A Single Rose
Upon his graduation from university Robert Gulingé joined the staff of the Paris branch of the renowned Mayer Company, part of the financial conglomerate controlled by Raymond Mandalay. Robert soon won Mr. Mandalay's confidence and was transferred to the head office in New Orleans.
Ten years have passed and Robert is now a successful executive with yet greater promise for his future in the company.
Robert is strongly attracted to his new secretary, Hanna, because of her striking resemblance to his first love, Miléne. He presents a rose to Hanna as a symbol of his affection. However, Hanna is in love with Bernard Jones, the manager of the Magnolia Hotel and also the star of the Hotel's floor show.
Patricia, the owner of Magnolia Hotel, is unable to get the hotel operating profitably in spite of her best efforts. The Mayer company assumes the hotel's debts and takes over its management.
Hanna begs Robert to do whatever he can to help Bernard. Robert consults with Steve, one of his trusted colleagues and a good friend, but they can't come up with a workable plan. The key problem is that the Mayer executive responsible for the Magnolia Hotel operation is Walter Morgan, Robert's chief rival in the firm.
As a last resort Robert decides to produce a play starring Mr. Mandalay's granddaughter, Diana. He then plans to get engaged to Diana and use his new position of influence to save the Magnolia.
Diana falls madly in love with Robert and willingly helps her beloved with his plans. Robert is deeply moved by Diana's ardent love and is troubled by his own deception.
Robert's plans succeed and the Magnolia Hotel decides to keep Bernard as manager.
However, Robert cannot in good faith deceive Diana any longer and so resigns from the Mayer company. He books passage on a ship bound for Paris.
Bernard urges Hanna, "Robert loves you with all his heart and you are in love with him. Go to him now."
One foggy night on a wharf in the port of New Orleans a man stands deep in thought.
A woman approaches and says, "May I offer you a white rose? I am troubled that I have no one to take it."
This performance celebrates the 60th anniversary of "Mon Paris", the first revue held in Japan.
Scenes 1-2 Prologue
A gentleman sings the theme song of the show while other gentlemen and their ladies dance.
Singer (gentleman): Takashio Tomoe
Dancers (gentlemen): Asaka Jun, Segawa Kae
Dancer (lady): Akishino Miho
Scene 3 The Dance of a Train
Sixty rockettes dance like a train.
Singers: Hibiki Mito, Kozue Manami, Mineoka Nachi
Scenes 4-5 "Mon Paris"
Two of the stars sing a comical history of the Takarazuka Revue.
Singer (man): Segawa Kae, Kou Kazuki
Singer (woman): Akishino Miho
Scenes 6-7 Paris
A short story of a woman in love.
A woman: Takashio Tomoe
Scenes 8-9 Vienna
Beautiful girls and their admiring gentlemen dance under the fragrant lilac blossoms.
Singer (gentleman): Asaka Jun
Scenes 10-12 Latin
The King sings and his subjects dance to his song under the coconut palms.
King: Takashio Tomoe
Dancers (men): Asaka Jun, Segawa Kae
Dancer (woman): Akishino Miho
Princesses: Anju Mira, Maya Miki
Scenes 13-14 The Night Club
A gentleman dances with ladies at a night club. He is attracted by one particularly beautiful woman. Somehow she leaves unnoticed and daybreak finds him combing the streets for his beauty.
Man: Takashio Tomoe
Girl: Akishino Miho
Scene 15 A Tribute to the Revue
Singer (man): Kou Kazuki
Dancer (Japanese): Matsumoto Yuri
Scenes 16-18 A Tribute to the Revue
Dancers (men): Takashio Tomoe, Asaka Jun
Dancer (woman): Akishino Miho
Scenes 19-20 Finale
- Grand Theater performance was the final show for Hoshino Mutsumi and Kitami Mari.
- Tokyo performance was the final one for top stars Takashio Tomoe and Akishino Miho. Also the final performance for Mizuhara Tamaki and Senka member Ai Erina.
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