Augustus / Cool Beast!!
Picture Credit: Scan from personal collection | Official chirashi
English Title: Augustus -The Illustrious One- / Cool Beast!!
Japanese Title: アウグストゥス－尊厳ある者－ / Cool Beast!!
Romanized Title: Augustus -Songen Aru Mono- / Cool Beast!!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 04/02 - 05/10; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 05/28 - 07/04 
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Based On: the life of Imperator Caesar Divi Filius Augustus
Author / Director: Tabuchi Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Ueda Hironori, Tada Risa
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Sakuragi Ryousuke, KAORIalive
Conductor (Takarazuka): Shiota Akihiro
Author / Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Hirasawa Satoshi, Momoka Sari
Conductor (Takarazuka): Shiota Akihiro
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 06/29/21)
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 06/29/21)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Gaius Octavius (A Roman noble, a descendant of gens Julia)||Yuzuka Rei|
|Pompeia (The daughter of Pompius, a political rival of Caesar)||Hana Yuuki|
|Marcus Antonius (Caesar's confidante and a Roman soldier. Octavius' enemy.)||Seto Kazuya|
|Gaius Julius Caesar (An executive of the Roman republic. The first Roman dictator for life who pacified the longtime civil war. Octavius' great uncle.)||Natsumi You (Senka)|
|Cleopatra VII (Caesar lover. An Egyptian queen)||Nagina Ruumi (Senka)|
|Cicero (A Roman politician. A senator of the ancient parliament.)||Takashou Mizuki|
|Charmian (Cleopatra's female assistant.)||Saezuki Runa|
|Head Priestess||Kaga Ririka|
|Agrippa (Octavius' ally. Assists in helping with military affairs.)||Minami Maito|
|Brutus (A leader in the Pompeius side. A descendant that is close to gens Julia.)||Towaki Sea|
|Tillius Cimber||Hiryuu Tsukasa|
|Metellus Cimber||Hozumi Mahiro|
|Octavia (Octavius' elder sister. The fiancée of Antonius.)||Oto Kurisu|
|Maecenas (Octavius' assistant. Responsible for diplomatic affairs.)||Seino Asuka|
Other Cast: Miho Keiko (Senka - Cool Beast!! only), Mahou Tsugumi, Haruhi Urara, Hina Ririka, Sumizuki Naoto, Takamine Jun, Haruya Yuuri, Itotsuki Yukiha, Izumi Maira, Kazu Reisa, Sakino Mion, Tatsuki Mio, Mano Kazuma, Tsubasa Anju, Ryouka Kina, , Suzumina Natsuki, Taou Shun, Miku Rinka, Ouzuki Noa, Naoto Akira, Ryouha Mare, Asanoha Kotono, Shiki Sumire, Kaito Asahi, Hayami Shiosa, Kotomi Kurara, Futaba Yuyu, Amashiro Rein, Miyahime Koko, Hakuto Seira, Aira Miko, Aoki Tsukasa, Misato Reina, Reiya Rion, Misora Maru, Natsuki Manato, Hoshizora Misaki, Marena Yui, Hatsune Yume, Kohana Uta, Reaki Mira, Hanato Hikari, Koharu Himeka, Kagami Seiju, Ryou Mikuru, Usaki Shun, Miharu Ayu, Tsukishou Kira, Masumi Yukari, Keina Maya
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the number of actresses on stage at a time has been reduced. The younger cast members will be split into two groups, "A days" and "B days".
Takarazuka Grand Theater
|A Days Schedule||B Days Schedule|
|04/02 - 04/05||04/09 - 04/13|
|04/15 - 04/20||04/22 - 04/27|
|04/29 - 05/04||05/06 - 05/10※|
※Both A Cast and B Cast members will participate in Hana Yuuki's sayonara show which will follow the final performance of Cool Beast!! on May 10th.
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
(English summary from official site.)
Octavian: the first emperor of Rome, who was granted the title "Augustus," meaning “the illustrious one.” How did this man become the heir of Julius Caesar, who had died in the middle of his career?
This young hero who, following clashes with Caesar’s confidants like Mark Antony and Brutus, reached at the boundaries of the Pax Romana, is portrayed in this drama that interweaves historical fact with imaginative fiction.
The year is 46 BC. Julius Caesar, having overthrown his political rival Pompey, returns to Rome and is given a triumphal ceremony. That night at his manor, a feast of reconciliation is held with those members of the nobility who had opposed him. An uninvited guest appears at this banquet: Pompeia, the daughter of the late Pompey. She slashes at Caesar recklessly, in an attempt to avenge her father, but is stopped by Caesar’s grandnephew Octavius. Octavius implores Caesar to forgive Pompeia’s crime, saying that this would be the symbol of true reconciliation, and he attempts to save her, but...
Yuzuka Rei, with wild seductiveness, is really a “Cool Beast”!!
With Yuzuka Rei and Hana Yuuki donning the garb of the Beast and Glossy Flower respectively, a fascinating world is woven of the dreams of the beautiful and kind Beast.
Enjoy a passionate and exciting Latin show from the highly unique and original Flower Troupe performers!
- Final performance for top musumeyaku Hana Yuuki and prominent otokoyaku Seto Kazuya.
- Also the final performance for Saezuki Runa, Mihana Rino, Sarasa Nachi and Sumizuki Naoto.
- This Grand Theater performance is scheduled to see the return of a live orchestra in the pit for the first time since they were suspended due to COVID-19 in the summer of 2020.
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- Originally scheduled to run 10/02 - 11/09 in the Grand Theater and 11/27 - 12/27 in the Tokyo Theater, the performances were canceled due to COVID-19.
- The performances from 04/26-5/10 were later canceled due to COVID-19. However, a scheduled live streaming of this performance is to be completed without an audience.