Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Cocktail
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English Title: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Cocktail
Japanese Title: あかねさす紫の花 / Cocktail
Romanized Title: Akanesasu Murasakino Hana / Cocktail
Performances: Hakataza, 8/3 - 8/25
Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino:
Based On: Asuka Period history
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Director/Choreographer: Onoe Kikunojou
Music: Yoshida Yuuko, Terada Takio
Choreography: Onoe Seifuu
Author / Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer / Adaptation: Takahashi Kuni, Kuratomi Shinichi, Miyahara Tooru
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Kenji Nakao, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, ANJU
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 5/20/06)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: No
|Nakano Ooe no Miko (crown prince)
|Ooama no Miko (younger brother of Nakano Ooe)
|Nukata no Ookimi
|Kagami no Ookimi (Nukata's older sister)
|Nakatomi no Kamatari (Nakano Ooe's retainer)
|Amano Inukai no Murajikatsumaro (Nakano Ooe's retainer)
|Saeki no Murajikomaro (Nakano Ooe's retainer)
|Katsuragiwakainikai no Murajiamita (Nakano Ooe's retainer)
|Yasakabe no Murajikurame (Nakano Ooe's retainer)
|Empress Saimei (Nakano Ooe and Ooama's mother)
|Kagami no Miko (Nukata and Kagami's father)
|Funasaka no Iratsume (Nukata's nurse)
|Uno no Himemiko (Nakano Ooe's daughter)/prologue singer
|Toochi no Himemiko (Nukata and Ooama's daughter)
|Amehiko (a Buddhist image maker in love with Nukata)
|Ozuki (Amehiko's wife)
|Ootomo no Miko (Nakano Ooe's son)
|Arima no Miko (Saimei's nephew)
|Kanemaru (a mirror-maker, Amehiko's brother)
|Kima (a mirror-maker)
|Oto (a mirror-maker)
|Mozu (a man from Naniwa Bay)/Koizumi (master of the Arima Onsen)
|Toyohata (Nukata's lady attendant)
|Wakaba (Nukata's lady attendant)
|Fumizuki (Nukata's lady attendant)
|Satsuki (Nukata's lady attendant)
|Hatsune (Nukata's lady attendant)
|Matsumushi (prostitute from Naniwa Bay)
Other Cast: Hanagiri Wakana, Maina Rion, Hanano Juria, Hatsuhime Saaya, Hinata San, Seiki Hanna, Yuuzumi Shun, Kayou Kirari, Asaka Manato, Sakurano Ayane
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino
Asuka Period, Japan. Ooama no Miko meets Nukata no Ookimi when he goes with his older brother (Nakano Ooe no Miko) to her house. There Nakano Ooe is wooing Nukata's older sister, and so the two younger siblings meet and fall in love. Five years later, Ooama and Nukata are married, and a daughter has just been born. Ooma talks happily to Nukata about his plans with his brother to jointly rule their empire of Yamato. As Nukata listens to his naive, happy chatter, she becomes uneasy. Later, Nakano Ooe arrives and tells Nukata that she has grown and become very lovely. He has fallen in love with her, and wants her for his own. Caught between the two brothers, Nukata flees back to her father's house.
Nakano Ooe's retainer comes to fetch her, telling her not to be selfish. With her missing, rumors of estrangement between the brothers have grown and their vassals are rebelling. She returns to court. There Nakano Ooe makes it clear that he will not bend in this. He needs Nukata. Under political pressure, Ooama agrees to give up his wife, allowing his brother to make her his empress.
Meanwhile, Nukata's childhood friend has followed her to court. Although married, Amehiko continues to hold Nukata up as his perfect lady, and finds it soothing to be in sight of the palace where she lives. His wife worries for him, as he is stretched thin by his consuming passion. His brother comes to fetch him home, and he flees once more to Arima.
In Arima, the empress Saimei goes to the hot springs to relax. She has many memories there, including the birth of her first son, Nakano Ooe. She speaks with Nukata, wondering if perhaps her son has grown too great for his own good. Nakano Ooe has followed them to Arima, intending to carry out his own plans by killing the young Arima no Miko, whom rumor says is planning a rebellion. He tells Nukata of his plans, and she begs for the young boy's life, but Nakano Ooe stands firm, pulling her to him. Amehiko walks by then and discovers them. He is crushed to see that the rumors are true, and that Nukata is with Nakano Ooe. Now devastated, he runs from her and back to his home, where he collapses in the arms of his wife.
In court, a drunken Ooama arrives late to Nakano Ooe's birthday celebrations. He will give his brother a dance, he says. He refuses to give up his spear, dancing with greater and greater passion while Nakano Ooe's retainers keep a close eye on him. He grabs Nukata and tries to leave, but Nakano Ooe pulls his sword to stop him. The two brothers fight, but in the end, Ooama cannot kill his brother. And still Nakano Ooe refuses to give up Nukata.
Chapter 1: Opening Cocktail
Aperitif A: Mystical baroque music is filling the stage even before the commencement of the revue. There is a bar on the stage. The Royal Quartet is born and sings an opening song.
Aperitif B: Bacchus, the god of wine, appears from the carbonic gas evaporated from the dry ice at the center of the stage.
Cocktail Diamond: A world of vivid colors splashes out. Bacchus undresses himself and changes into Cocktail King. He comes down to the world and sings that he will spread the four corners of the world with dreams of cocktails. The Sherries wake up and dance under the influence of cocktails. Many Camparis show up and dance with Cocktail King. Cocktail Queen sings. All of them dance in praise of cocktails.
Chapter 2: Brandy
The burnt wine, in other words, brandy has a taste of seductive maturity.
Moulin Rouge: The scene changes into Moulin Rouge. Cocktail King transforms into Cognac S and dances with Armagnacs a playful mixture of cancan and chorus line. The night melts into an orgy.
Chapter 3: Tequila (Passion)
Tequila enthralls drinkers.
Rising Sun: The players of Angels, a Mexican basketball team, march in for a game with an easy assurance of manner, with the exception of fainthearted Brave Bull. He timidly sings of his lack of self-confidence. Eva Green, his girlfriend, worriedly watches him.
Tequila Sunrise: The game begins. Brave Bull continues to be outplayed by El Diablo. Eva Green unable to idly stand by any longer makes Brave Bull drink Tequila. His team finally wins the game. Eva Green and Brave Bull sing in duet.
Chapter 4: Liquors (Liquid Jewels)
Maturity is a prerequisite for appreciating the astringency and bitterness of liquors.
Prelude Fizz: In a cathedral in Italy, young monks solemnly pass by. When one of them, Primera, stops to see a fresco, voluptuous singing flows out. Stirrer forces hesitant Primera to drink. Primera involuntarily kisses the fresco.
Glad Eye: The wall splits open and the figure of Glad Eye (a neutral embodiment of love) lying in a big jewel box appears. Glad Eye wakes from the long sleep. Primera frantically draws toward Glad Eye. The two ecstatically dance in a duet. Primera sinks into the box by and by.
Kirsch / Cassis: Another young monk hears the voluptuous singing and stops in front of the fresco. Stirrer draws to him.
Chapter 5: Rum (Excitement)
Cuba Libre: Cuban men and women abruptly show up at the bar and make a special rum cocktail.
Tropical Cocktail A: Several hills in the form of bongos rise from blooming tropical flowers. A tropical fiesta begins with familiar Latin songs in medley, the first number of which is El Cumbancello sung by Jamaica Joe.
Tropical Cocktail B: All of a sudden, the thunder rolls. Black Tornado appears and ardently and sensually dances with two female Black Roses in tune with a rhythm session of music.
Tropical Cocktail C: The sun rises again. Black Tornado quickly changes into Mai Tai, king of tropical cocktails. All the members dance to Latin numbers.
Platinum Blonde: Mai Tai and two men remain to do a violently short dance.
Chapter 6: Gin (Grace)
Gin has a sharp urban taste.
Blue Moon: Special dancers dance to blues in a ripe manner.
Chapter 7: Whisky (Stimulation)
The cocktails based on whisky should be enjoyed slowly.
Manhattan: The entrance of an exclusive club, Charlie's Bar, is found on a street in Manhattan. A wealthy young man Rob Roy and an actress Claudia go into the club.
Clover Night: In the middle of Charlie's Bar, there is a large stage, above which smoke of cigarettes is floating. The star of the club, Mr. Charlie, comes up on to the stage to start a gorgeous show. The club's dancers and chorus girls rally round Charlie. The guests soon cheer him.
Hot Whisky Toddy: Charlie's eyes and Claudia's meet. They are attracted to each other and start quietly dancing together. Some time later, Claudia goes back to Rob's side.
Chapter 8: Vodka (Water of Life)
Vodka offers a delicate and pure taste and guarantees a feeling of happiness.
Gypsy: Charlie walks toward the bar, and tells Shaker, a barman, that he is leaving tonight. As he is looking at a glass, a sharp hurrah echoes.
Midnight Sun: Bright spotlights light him up again. Charlie starts singing following a vivid rhythm. People in the club gather round about Charlie and dance. The winter stars appear. All get excited and come down from the front bridge into the audience floor. When the excitement pauses, the midnight sun shines high in the sky. After receiving his coat, Charlie shakes hands with Rob, hugs Claudia, and goes out silently.
Kiss of Fire: Claudia who has stayed alone goes to the bar and sings watching a glass as if she was in pursuit of illusions.
Chapter 9: Wine (Celebration)
A wine of rich bouquet brings about a reverie.
Soul Kiss: Kirs in tailcoats led by Cocktail King dance magnificently.
Symphony: Cocktail King stays by himself. Cocktail Queen comes up and dances with Cocktail King in duet. After dancing, again, Cocktail King remains all alone.
Chapter 10: Champagne Cocktail
Cocktail Parade: A refined parade starts with all the performers each wearing a dress remindful of champagne. The parade finishes with a toast.
- This show has been performed six times: in 1976 (Flower), 1977 (Snow), 1995 (Snow), 2002 (Flower), and twice by Moon Troupe in 2006.
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