Blue Jasmine / Happy Ending Story
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English Title: Blue Jasmine -Desert Love-/ Happy Ending Story
Japanese Title: ブルー・ジャスミン －砂漠の愛－/ ハッピーエンド物語
Romanized Title: Buruu Jasumin -Sabaku no Ai- / Happii Endo Monogatari
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 8/11 - 9/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 9/01 & 9/13
Based On: "Blue Jasmine", a Harlequin Romance by Violet Winspear
Author/Director: Ako Takeshi
Composer: Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Hayama Kiyomi
Conductor: Okada Yoshiki
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Happy Ending Story
Author/Director: Kusano Akira
Composer: Terada Takio, Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Shuri Misao, Nakura Kayoko, Sha Tamae
Conductor: Hashimoto Kazuaki
Available on DVD: No
Other Cast: Sara Kei, Yutaka Ayumu, Katsu Sachiyo, Aoki Ryou, Kamo Senjou, Orizuru Ran, Ami Jun, Oosato Mika, Nangou Kie, Natsuki Tomo, Aki Hisato, Kotozuki Chiko, Nozoe Sayuki, Chigusa Mami, Matsumiya Fuyu, Sayaka Machiko, Midorinaka Youko, Kazahaya Miho, Ai Yuriya, Kazuki Maho, Mihama Juri, Tendou Nagisa, Goshiki Arata, Miki Sayaka, Takane Fubuki, Godai Katsura, Kakyou Asuka, Ichijou Akane, Mayuzumi Reina, Kana Chikoto, Chihiro Ai, Chikoto Kurumi, Saiki Takumi, Mitsuki Ayu, Shirasagi Madoka, Tsukushino Aya, Hime Marika
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The Arabian situation looks threatening in the 1920s. Many of the small countries in the Middle East are locked in desperate struggle. Behind the scenes the European powers are active. Their interest is in the region`s rich oil resources.
The story takes place at Yraa, in the Middle East. Lorna, an English woman, come to visit an Arabian oasis. Lorna`s late father, an artist, had lived in Fadna, a desert oasis. Lorna wants to see her father`s last home for herself.
Lorna`s boyfriend, Rodney, a widely respected journalist, strongly urges her not to venture into the uncivilized, dangerous desert land alone.
A fortune teller uses grains of sand to predict that Lorna will be assaulted by a dark haired man. Lorna has a mind of her own and refuses to heed the warnings.
However in the desert Lorna is attacked and overpowered by men in black robes. To her great good fortunate Prince of the beni Saadi, Kasim ben Hussayn, a brave young man who is working for the unification of Arabia, rescues her. The Prince has been chasing horse thieves when he stumbled on Lorna. Charmed by her beautiful silvery-gold hair and deep blue eyes, he seizes Lorna and ride off with her to his camp.
Gradually Kasim`s rough charm wins Lorna`s heart. In spire of her new feelings for the Prince, Lorna realizes that the Arabian life style is not for her and she waits for a chance to escape from the Prince`s desert camp.
Layla loves Kasim madly. In bitter jealousy she deceives Lorna. Layla makes Lorna think she has a chance to escape but Layla`s only interest is to drive Lorna out of the camp. Out in the desert a violent sand storm rises suddenly. Lorna is thrown from her horse and abandoned. Injured and delirious she believes she can hear Kasim`s call. Lorna holds Kasim to her breast. Meanwhile Kasim`s father is stricken by a heart attack and the young Prince must return to his father`s palace at Sidi Kebir at once.
To his great surprise and dismay Kasim is betrayed by one of his own men, Ajurahn. Ajurahn leads a a raid into the palace.
Happy Ending Story
Scene 1: Show Time
An elderly couple wander around a film studio enthralled by the atmosphere of the life of film stars. Charlie Dropline presents his sweetheart, Mary Caramene, a bouquet at a moment and they depart.
The Director witness this touching scene and tells the audience, "If we feel unhappy now, we must try to think of a happy story."
Charlie Dropline: Asami Rei
Mary Caramene: Haruka Kurara
The Director: Shou Sumire
The Producer: Shirogane Akemi
Tomy Popcorn; Taira Michi
Scene 2: Spring A
The Director yearns to film his masterpiece and so he begs help from a lady, a producer.
Scene 3: Studio No. 1
Charlie is an actor always cast in supporting roles. He dreams of someday making it to the top. While watching Mary Caramene, a big star, play a scene Charlie dreams of joining her but it is hopeless.
Latin dances: Masaki Keiko, Katsu Sachiyo, Akira Miyabi, Yutaka Ayumu, Aoki Ryou
Mr. Black: Asahina Hikaru, Kodai Mizuki, Misaki Kou, Fuzuki Rei
Sailors: Chishiro Kei, Hokuto Hikaru, Nanao Tomo, Asuka Yuu
Singer (Bali Hai); Kusabue Masako
Singer (My Fair Lady); Mariya Tomoko
Beggers: Ebira Kaoru, Ami Jun, Mori Keaki, Sara Kei, Aya Tatsumi, Kamishiro Shouko, Saotome Sachi
Scene 4: Dream A
Charlie, dressed in tattered clothes sits in a director`s chair and dreams that he becomes a big star.
Scenes 5 - 7. Studio No,. 2 Studio No. 4
Summertime. The Director points out the sets of a film. Enjoying their vacation at a summer resort young boys and girls sing and dance. Mary is also in one scene. Charlie is fascinated with Mary but she doesn`t have the least interest in him.
Lovers: Akira Miyabi, Sara Kei, Yutaka Ayumu, Ami Jun, Ichihara Kei, Kachou Itsuki
Midnight dancers: Masaki Keiko, Katsu Sachiyo, Hatobue Maki, Kumi Mari
Scene 8. Dream B
Charlie is always thinking of Mary and so imagines that she notices him but it`s only an illusion.
Singer: Ebira Kaoru
Scene 9. Autumn
Actors and actresses gather in a sunny spot to soak up the warmth of the sun. Charlie:s thoughts of Mary are warmth enough for him.
Singers: Mafue Hibiki, Mori Keaki, Kusabue Masako, Tachihara Kae, Mariya Tomoko
Scene 10. Studio No. 5
The studio is a bee hive of activity in the midst of filming. Mary and the whole company work as hard as they can. Charlie joins in with the singing and dancing.
Scene 11. Winter
Snow is falling when Mary comes out of the studio door. She looks tired and lonely. Charlie holds an umbrella over her. Marry suddenly becomes aware of Charlie`s feelings for her.
Scene 12. Spring B
It`s spring again but many years have passed. Charlie and Mary are married and are a lovely couple. The Director and the lady of his heart, the Producer are also married.
Old heroes: Masaki Keiko, Katsu Sachiyo, Akira Miyabi, Sara Kei
Old heroines: Hatobue Maki, Kumi Mari, Mano Yuria, Ichihara Kei
Scene 13: Studio No 9
Charlie and Mary sing happily. The Director and the Producer, now as husband and wife, put all the efforts into making a great film.
Scene 14. Happy Ending
Charlie, Mary, and the entire company form a grand and gay parade. The film company poses for a commemorative photograph.
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