A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Fascination
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English Title: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Fascination
Japanese Title: 小さな花がひらいた / 魅惑
Romanized Title: Chiisana Hana ga Hiraita / Miwaku
Performances: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 4/3 - 4/29
Special Cast Performances: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 4/14 & 4/15
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 4/21
A Small Flower Has Bloomed:
Based On: Yamamoto Shuugorou's novel "Chiisa Kobe"
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio, Totoki Kazuo
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi
Conductor (Tokyo): Totoki Kazuo
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Author/Director: Okada Keiji
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Takahashi Kuni, Hashimoto Kazuaki
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Oka Masami, Tsukasa Konomi, Nakura Kayoko
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: N/A
Note: The child roles were double-cast
Other Cast: Ban Akira, Sumi Natsuko, Kiryuu Noboru, Katsumi Hiroshi, Hanazono Mari, Byakudou Reina, Itsuki Chihiro, Kazama Iriya, Koujou Hiromi, Mio Hajime, Tachibana Mariko, Wakana Kumi, Hatsushiro Izuru, Kochou Maika, Hanaoka Remi, Hishou Hikaru, Junna Megu, Kayama Chii, Ootsu Asuka, Kunishiro Maya, You Akira, Marimo Eri, Aikou Mitsuru, Asagumo Kogane, Hagi Naomi, Izumi Tsukasa, Oosaki Mika, Enoki Rika
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A Small Flower Has Bloomed
Shigeji loses his parents and his family’s shop in a disastrous fire. While working hard to rebuild the family business all by himself, he raises the children who have been orphaned by the fire. The tale portrays Shigeji’s struggle between working and helping others and the pursuit of righteousness.
A musical based on the 5 "S"s: Speed, smooth, spectacle, thrill ("suriru" in Japanese), and star. A revue using Latin pop and operetta pieces.
- The Grand Theater performance of "A Small Flower Has Bloomed" was from Feb. 13th to March 24th, 1981, with the revue show "La Vie en Rose."
- According to Japanese Wikipedia, there had originally been no plans to bring the show to Tokyo, but as Azuma Chiaki was retiring and strongly wished for it, it was done.
- "Fascination" was first performed from Jan. 1st to Feb. 2nd, 1982, with the musical "The Adventures of Puppy, from the Planet Miru."
- Final performance for Top Musumeyaku Azuma Chiaki, as well as Hanazono Mari, Wakamiya Aino, Tomo Chifuyu, Wakana Kumi, Akeho Memi, Takumi Kou, Kasai Rika, and Tamana Mei.
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