Heey, Harukaze-san / Beside the Foggy Elbe
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English Title: Heey, Harukaze-san / Beside the Foggy Elbe
Japanese Title: おーい春風さん / 霧深きエルベのほとり
Romanized Title: Ooi Harukaze-san / Kirihukaki Elba no Hotori
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 01/28 - 02/28; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 04/01 - 04/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Composer: Terada Takio
Choreographer: Nishikawa Koisaburou
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Beside the Foggy Elbe:
Author/Director: Kikuta Kazuo
Composer: Irie Kaoru, Nakai Mitsuharu, Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Sasaki Kazuo
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Troupe Leader||Miyama Shigure|
|Jizou Statue||Miyoshi Sakuko (Senka)|
|Beside the Foggy Elbe|
|Karl Schneider, a ship hand||Uchinoe Noboru|
|Margit Schrack, a young woman from a prominent Hamburg family||Yashioji Mari|
|Florian Seidel, Margit's fiance||Koshiro Miyako|
|Suzanne Schrack, Margit's sister who loves Florian||Hinatsu Yuri|
|Josef Schrack, Margit's father||Miyama Shigure|
|Veronica, city girl||Megumi Sakae|
|Holger, Hotel owner||Misaki Arisa|
|Mr. Lombard, Angelica's husband||Koyanagi Hizuru|
|Sabine Schrack, Margit's mother||Miyuki Sachiko|
|Bettie Schneider, Karl's sister||Oomi Ryuuko|
|Angelica Lombard, Karl's former lover||Hatsukaze Jun|
Other Cast: Tani Chizuru, Sugi Shikiko, Sasa Junko, Shioji Asako, Chikubu Sayuri, Kanou Yachiho, Eri Michiyo, Kuji Kaori, Tama Rie, Katsura Michiyo, Wakaba Midori, etc.
Grand Theater only: Arimine Tooru
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
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The Jizou statue stands on the cold riverbank, beside the wharf, and watches travelers come and go by boat. Then a boys acrobatics troupe comes stampeding by. They miss their boat, and their leader goes to the boatmens' inn to request a new boat. The boys cry because they are cold and hungry, but a strange thing happens when the Jizou statue suddenly moves. The Jizou statues starts a fire and makes food appear, and when the boys dance for him, the Jizou also dances merrily. Even the stubborn Seita finally begins to smile....
Beside the Foggy Elbe
Karl was a ship hand, who has decided to return to his hometown of Hamburg. There on the night of the yearly beer festival, he meets Margit, who tells him she has left her family home in search of freedom. They spend the night in a hotel, and fall in love. Not wanting to part, Karl proposes to Margit and the two rent an apartment together.
In truth, Margit is the daughter of a prominent Hamburg family, and is engaged to a man named Florian. When her family comes in search of her, Margit vows to only return with Karl by her side. Surrounded by these disapproving people, Karl soon finds himself adrift because of his rough speech and manners, and Margit herself starts to feel ashamed of him. While she is wavering, Florian gently remonstrates with her.
Karl also sees how Margit feels. Although they love each other, they are pained by their distancing feelings. Karl resolves to leave Margit for her own good. He takes money offered to him by Margit's father Josef, then throws painful, abusive language at Margit as he leaves. Margit despairs, but then Florian admonishes her that Karl must have used those words thinking it was for her own good. So Margit goes after Karl. Karl is at the harbor at his usual watering hole, waiting to depart once more on his ship that evening, and he asks someone to return the money to Margit for him when his ship leaves.
The sound of a departing ships horn rings out in the fog. Karl sets out to sea once more alone, thinking only of Margit....
- Uchinoe Noboru's final show.
- Also the final performance for Eri Michiyo, Kuji Kaori, Tama Rie, Katsura Michiyo, and Wakaba Midori.
- Beside the Foggy Elbe was first performed in 1963 by Moon Troupe, starring Uchinoe Noboru and Yodo Kaoru
- The Grand Theater performance was the final performance for unassigned ken-2 actress Arimine Tooru.
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