Decaying in Love / Hello! Takarazuka
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English Title: Decaying in Love / Hello! Takarazuka
Japanese Title: 恋に朽ちなん / ハロー！タカラヅカ
Romanized Title: Koi ni Kuchinan / Haroo! Takarazuka
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 05/08 - 05/26
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 05/17
Decaying in Love:
Based On: Friedrich Schiller's "Intrigue and Love"
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio
Choreographer: Nishikawa Richou
Conductor (Takarazuka): Totoki Kazuo
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Author/Director: Kamogawa Seisaku
Composer: Nakai Mitsuharu, Irie Kaoru, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Kita Hiroshi, Agata Youji, Akiko Kanda
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Fujiwara no Kiyotaka||Nanbara Misao||Anna Jun|
|Tamayura||Hatsukaze Jun||Kojou Erika|
|Nijou Yoriko||Ruri Toyomi|
|Interior Minister Fujiwara no Nakamichi, Kiyotaka's father||Mizushiro Tamamo|
|Fujiwara no Motofusa||Miyama Shinobu|
|Minister of the Right||Kasuga Kiyoshi|
|Minister of the Left||Mimuro Toshimi|
|Bunshou Hakase (Literary Instructor)||Kamiji Chizuru|
|Maibito Harunobu / Tamonmaru||Ootori Ran|
|Ooe no Michisuke||Anna Jun|
|Steward Narichika||Tsubaki Yuri|
Other Cast: Kouzuki Noboru (Senka - Hello! Takarazuka only), Miyoshi Sakuko, Wakayama Kazumi, Oozora Midori, Rijou Mariko, Hanano Miyako, Nazuki Hitomi, Ogura Momiji, Kuni Mizuho, Matsukage Yurika, Hayama Kiyomi, Tsukihara Mari, Ashita Michiko, Chiga Teruko, Kagari Miki, Suzaku Miho, Midori Misa, Tamashiro Akemi, Ryuu Etsuyo, Sengoku Tamaki, Tsukiji Maya, Ten Manami, Mokari Otoe, Akezora Rumi, Miyabi Sachi, Chigi Takashi, Shirakaba Izumi, Asa Kaori, Itsuki Mio, Miyo Masaru, Wakatake Naomi, Tsuburagi Makoto, Mihara Jun, Sawa Kaori, Makihara Naoki, Anri Kozue, Asabuki Momoe, Agata Emi, Kouyama Miki, Nao Hiroki, Namiji Chihiro, Bijou Rumi, Noji Kikumi, Nagi Miharu, Ai Michiru, Kazu Michiru, Nami Watari, Maki Kaori, Hiro Yuri, Watari Keiko, Natsu Kouji, Tsukishiro Chiharu, Mafune Yutaka, Hoshina Sawako, Nagazuki Michiru
Ken-1 (Hello! Takarazuka only): Hoshi Subaru, Mario Sachi, Kana Kasumi, Juri Misa, Azuma Chiaki, Nazuru Hitomi, Kizuki Miho, Mimi Harumi, Sai Gyokuren, Kozato Natsu, Waka Chitose, Taka Hiroki, Harumiya Eri, Oouchi Shigeru, Akashi Jun
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Decaying in Love
The Heian Period.
The Minister of the Interior has a young, good-looking son named Fujiwara no Kiyotaka. Kiyotaka has promised to marry Tamayura, daughter of a lowly literacy instructor. However, his father has forbidden their marriage.
To get them out of what he sees as a predicament, the minister plans to betroth his son to the politically powerful Nijou Yoriko. He then uses his steward's obsession with Tamayura to help split apart her and his son. Their stratagem is to kidnap Tamayura's parents and hold them hostage while forcing her to write a false love letter.
Kiyotaka, angrily believing that Tamayura has betrayed him, and condemns her. Tamayura, meanwhile, is not able to tell him the truth.
During the wedding ceremony between Kiyotaka and Yoriko, Kiyotaka is informed that Tamayura is in danger by someone who claims to be a noble but is in fact the pirate Tamonmaru.
Learning the truth, Kiyotaka throws away his government position and his own standing and leaves to find Tamayura....
Scene 1. Prologue A
A man shows up on the stage and sings the theme song "Hello! Takarazuka"
Singer - Kouzuki Noboru
Scene 2. Prologue B
A set of a large staircase. A singing man appears on the stage and sings the theme song "Hello, Takarasiennes!"
Singer - Nanbara Misao
Singing Woman A - Hatsukaze Jun
Singing Men A: Ootori Ran, Anna Jun
Scene 3. Prologue C
The younger stars, while singing, display a brilliant parade. The music changes to the theme song "I Love Takarazuka!". All members on the stage sing and dance.
Singing Man S - Kouzuki Noboru
Singing Woman A - Kisaragi Miwako
Singing Man A - Nanbara Misao
Duet Woman - Oozora Midori
Duet Man - Midori Misa
Scene 4. Prologue D
A rocket by 36 members.
Scene 5 - 6. Love in Takarazuka
A romantic scene where the techniques of love between men and girls are depicted comically.
Playboy - Kouzuki Noboru
Beauty - Hatsukaze Jun
Young Man - Nanbara Misao
Bewitching Woman - Fuji Masumi
Lovely Woman - Kei Chibune, Matsu Akira
Scene 7-9. Bravo Takarazuka
A lone woman sings on a fantastical African set. Later, a flock of beautiful women comes out to dance under the blazing sun.
African Woman - Anna Jun
Dancing Woman A - Ootori Ran
Dancing Woman B - Kei Chibune, Matsu Akira
Scene 10 - 14. The Revue of Takarazuka
A golden glittering carriage is lifted up on the stage out of the cellar and a girl and boy appear and dance. Then, one singer after another shows up and sings songs related to the dancing and the frolic dances are unfurled. Finally, the stage turns into a large staircase, where all the dances wearing a manteau join a chorus on a large scale.
Duet Woman - Fuji Masumi
Duet Man - Kei Chibune
Singing Women A - Kisaragi Miwako, Hatsukaze Jun
Singing Man A - Anna Jun
Dancing Women A - Oozora Midori, Hayama Kiyomi
Dancing Men A - Matsu Akira, Tsune Hanayo
Singing Man S - Nanbara Misao
Singing Man A - Ootori Ran
Scene 15 - 18. Fantasy of Takarazuka
A lone young man in a black costume appears and sings quietly.
Singing Young Man - Kouzuki Noboru
Dancing Bird Man - Ootori Ran
Dancing Woman A - Hayama Kiyomi
Dancing Man A - Kei Chibune
Kouzuki Noboru sings a medley while five men and women dance.
Kouzuki Noboru sings while wishing on a star and quietly fades away into the misty night.
Scene 19 - 21. Rhythm in Takarazuka
A collection of new musical scores. A scene of youngish vigor full of "heat".
Beatles - Miyama Shinobu, Mizushiro Tamamo, Ootori Ran, Anna Jun
Singer (Woman) - Kisaragi Miwako, Hatsukaze Jun
Singer (Man) - Nanbara Misao
Singer Woman A - Oozora Midori
Singer Man A - Ootori Ran, Anna Jun
Scene 22. Toa Moa Nuu
With Kouzuki Noboru at the center, five pairs of men and women dance.
Singer (Woman) - Kouzuki Noboru
Women - Oozora Midori, Kuni Mizuho, Hayama Kiyomi, Tsukihara Mari, Sotoori Tsukiko
Men - Midori Misa, Kei Chibune, Ryuu Etsuyo, Matsu Akira, Tsune Hanayo
Scene 23 - 24. Hello Takarasienne
The members sing "Hello Takarazuka" on the Grand Staircase. A brilliant finale is shown, and a group of Takarasiennes sing and dance.
Singing Woman 1 - Ootori Ran
Singin Woman 2 - Fuji Masumi, Anna Jun
Singing Woman 3 - Hatsukaze Jun, Nanbara Misao, Kisaragi Miwako
- Final performance for Fuji Masumi, Akezora Rumi, and Watari Keiko.
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