Ernest in Love
Picture Credit: Rosalynn | Official Chirashi
English Title: Ernest in Love
Japanese Title: Ernest in Love
Performances: Tokyo International Forum, 01/07 - 01/19
Based On: The 1960 off-Broadway show of the same name, which is in turn based on Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest.
Author: Oscar Wilde
Book/Lyrics: Anne Croswell
Translation: Aoshika Kouji
Director: Kimura Shinji
Composer: Lee Pockriss
Musical Arrangements: Kai Masato
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Takemura Rui, Masaki Rino
Conductor: Shiota Akihiro
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/15/2015)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Ernest (Jack Worthing)||Asumi Rio|
|Gwendolyn Fairfax||Kano Maria|
|Algernon Moncrieff||Serika Toa|
|Cecily Cardew||Shiroki Mirei|
|Lady Bracknell||Yuuma Rin|
|Parkins / Dr. Chasuble||Yuugiri Rai|
|Alice / Miss Prism||Mebuki Yukina|
|Dance Teacher / Maria||Nana Kurara|
|Greengrocer / Josef||Wataru Hibiki|
|Piano Teacher / Villager||Haryuu Mitsuki|
|Tobacconist / Villager||Maizuki Nagisa|
Other Cast: Saebana Riona, Mahou Tsugumi, Yuunami Kei, Otohane Emi, Ouma Shion, Chiyuki Aki, Yabuki Sena, Hina Ririka, Kureha Maki, Aomiya Ruka, Marei Sayana, Wakakusa Moeka, Himeka Hinano
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Jack is an English gentleman who pretends to be his own brother, named Ernest, so he can enjoy himself in the city without besmirching his reputation at his country estate. Unfortunately, he's just fallen in love with a young woman who insists that she can only marry a man named Ernest--and when Jack's best friend (Algy) goes to Jack's country estate pretending to be this same brother Ernest, he falls in love with Jack's ward, who similarly feels that Ernest is the perfect name for a husband... The absurdity of the plot is matched by the exquisite cleverness of the dialogue. Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face-to-face and in the predicament of explaining who they really are!
- This version of the musical was first performed by the Revue in 2005, by both Moon Troupe and Flower Troupe.
- Top star debut for Kano Maria
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