Picture Credit: Caithion / promotional flier
English Title: A-"R"ex
Japanese Title: A-"R"ex
Performances: Theater Drama City, 12/14 - 12/26; Nippon Seinenkan, 1/7 - 1/14
Based On: The life of Alexander the Great
Author/Director: Ogita Kouichi
Music: Oota Takeshi, Aoki Tomoko, Takahashi Megumi
Choreography: Iga Yuuko, Miori Yumino
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 03/20/08)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: None
Added extra finale that was planned and rehearsed, but never performed.
|Alexander the Great (Greek King of Macedon)||Sena Jun|
|Nike (Greek goddess of triumph)||Ayano Kanami|
|Dionysos (Greek God of wine)||Kiriya Hiromu|
|Olympias (Alexander's mother)||Yashiro Kou|
|Philip II (Alexander's father)||Ban Akira|
|Athena (Greek goddes of Athens and heroic endeavour)||Izumo Aya|
|Aristotélēs (Greek philosopher, Alexander's teacher)||Kitajima Mami|
|Thais (Greek hetaera; accompanied Alexander on his campaigns)||Otoki Sunao|
|Barsine (daughter of the satrap of Phyrgia; Alexander's lover)||Amano Hotaru|
|Hephaestion (Alexander's companion)||Ryuu Masaki|
|Seleucus (Macedonian general)||Ayazuki Seri|
|Cleopatra (Alexander's sister)||Asahana Rinka|
|Stateira (wife of Darius III of Persia)||Shirahana Remi|
|Antigonos (Macedonian general)||Hibiki Reona|
|Kassandros (son of the previous regent of Macedon, rebel)||Takachi Ao|
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A show musical painting a picture of the short and intense life of the historically famous king of Macedonia, Alexander III, with pop music which is sometimes comical, sometimes surreal.
The setting is a progression through the rehearsal scenes of "The Story of Alexander the Great", where the lead character, Alexander the Great, is in friendship and also with irony called "Alex".
356 BC, the impoverished Greek world is at war with Persia. Born king of the remote region of Macedonia, Alex is pressured to make a decision on the sudden death of his father, who had united chaotic Greece. Namely, will he continue his father's war or not? Many different people, and gods, have expectations.
One of these is his mother, Olympias. While his father was alive, she stood against her husband, and criticized the war. Now she endorses it for the glory of her son and the future of the empire.
Another is the goddess Athena. The guardian deity of the leading Greek city-state of Athenia conspires with Poseidon, guardian deity of Sparta. Together they undertake to make this untested king of remote Macedonia the leader who will restore the Greek world. The goddess directs a messenger to go personally to the worried Alex.
Athena's messenger is the goddess of victory, Nike. Alex falls in love with Nike, and determines to follow the path she points out to him. However, down that road there is nothing but gruesome and severe war, and he begins a campaign that will never allow him to return to his birthplace again.
Everyone spurs him on to war. He does not waver, but proceeds to the battle front. Egypt, Persia, India... His travels are without end.
- Final performance for Senka member Yashiro Kou and for Asahana Rinka.
- Takarazuka Precious: Sakakihara Kazuko's Takarazuka First Night & Event Revue article - A-"R"ex
- A-"R"ex was originally supposed to have a finale, but it was cut in rehearsals. The finale was however taped for the DVD and appears as a bonus track.
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