High School Kids / Tanuki Goten
Picture Credit: jenebi, Show Program
English Title: High School Kids/Tanuki Goten
Japanese Title: 高校三年生/花 の 狸 御殿
Romanized Title: Koukou Sannensei/Hana no Tanuki Goten
Performances: Tokyo Theater, January 1 - January 29
High School Kids
Written and Directed by Utsumi Shigenori
Dances by Watanabe Takeo
Music by Irie Kaoru, Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Kawasaki Tsuneo
Written and Directed by Takagi Shirou
Dances by Watanabe Takeo, Kawamaki Gorou, Oka Masami
Tap Dances by George Saida
Music by Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Oka Masao, Kawasaki Tsuneo
High School Kids
Tommy = Fujisato Miho
Peggie = Chino Kakuko
Joe = Uchinoe Noboru
Mr. Chilton = Ooji Michio
Salla = Takaoka Nachiko
Cab = Matsushima Minako
Tommy’s Mother = Tamano Hikaru
Peggie’s Mother = Yachiyo Midori
Peggie’s Father = Sakae Miyuki
School Master = Miyama Shigure
Tanukichiro = Uchibuki Misa
Kinuta-hime = Kuroki Hikaru
Fujimiya = Miyoshi Sakuko
Umekoji = Ooji Michio
Fujimaro = Yodo Kaoru
Yamabuki = Ootori Yachiyo
Keshinosuke = Akashi Teruko
Yuri = Takaoka Nachiko
Kiritaro = Maho Shibuki
Kaede = Asuka Taeko
Harugikumaru = Hoshizora Hikaru
Ayame = Tsukushi Mari
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
(Original summary from show program)
Musical Play in 14 Scenes
HIGH SCHOOL KIDS
Tommy is the son of a poor family and a student of high school third year class, yet his seriousness made him chairman of the class meeting. He is an idol of the girl students and respected as their ideal man.
Having been jealous of his reputation, Joe, one of his classmates, plans to give some Jack-in-the-boxes to their teacher, Mr. Chilton and puts the responsibility of their prank upon Tommy.
Tommy is subjected to reprimand as Joe has expected, but his girl classmates including Peggie, a millionaire’s daughter have compassion on him. Then Joe schemes to put him to shame and waits for the opportunity.
When Peggie goes to see Tommy to a drive-in where he works in his spare hours, she finds Salla, a classmate of hers, talking very intimately with him. She is agitated. Understanding whole story, Joe snatches the opportunity and persuades her with his sweet words to go for a drive. When they come up on a hill, he kisses her by force.
As soon as the day breaks, she is found out by the searching party organized by her parents, teachers and classmates. They misunderstand Tommy as the seducer because of her slip of the tongue when they are told her story.
Tommy is dismissed from his position, and Joe, even the real seducer becomes the chairman.
Few days after, a Baseball Match is held between the new and old chairman’s party. In the midst of the game, a sad news is brought to Tommy saying that his father who has been sick in be falls into a critical condition.
When he is told that his father has to undergo an operation at the hospital, he is at a loss what to do for its expense.
Knowing his circumstances, Salla, attracted by Tommy, attempts to steal some money from Peggie’s home in order to win his favour. She, the safe-cracker, puts the key into a boy’s pocket when she runs away. So the boy, Cab by name, falls into suspicion.
Naturally, Cab persists in claiming his innocence, but the New Chairman Joe tries to lynch him on the railroad.
Hearing of this information, Tommy runs to the place and stops the rushing train. Cab is saved, but Tommy holds himself responsible for interruption of running train. He is referred to the disciplinary committee, and expelled from school.
Leaving from school with his broken heart he sees Peggie waiting for him. She tells him her true heart.
Being much surprised to the result, Salla confesses that she committed safe-braking, and Joe, on the other hand, apologizes to the school-master for his wrong ---- Tommy is freed from his accusation and readmitted into school.
There can be seen everybody singing the praises of their youth.
Grand Musical in 20 Scenes
(The Badger’s Palace)
Tanukichiro = The young lord of the Mangetsu Castle. He is engaged to the princess Kinuta
Kinuta-hime = The princess of the Nadeshiko Castle.
Fujinomiya = The chief vassal of the Mangetsu Castle. He falls in love with Umekoji.
Umekoji = A court lady of the Nadeshiko Castle.
Fujimaro = The son of Fujimiya
Yamabuki = The daughter of Umekoji
Keshinosuke = A retainer of Fujimaro
Yuri = A maid servant of Yamabuki
Kiritaro = The son of a merchant Kiriya
Kaede = The daughter of Tsutaya. She and Kiritaro are in love with each other, but their parents are cat and dog to each other.
Harugikumaru = A strolling artiste of a road company. But afterwards, he is found to be Tanuchiyomaru, the brother of the lord of the palace. He has been missing from the palace for some years.
Ayame = The daughter of the leader of the company. She loves Harugikumaru.
This is a story in a badger’s country.
On the festival day of this country, it is the custom with people to celebrate their weddings. This year, the young lord Tanukichiro of the Mangetsu Castle and the princess Kinuta of Nadeshiko Castle are to be married. The show goes on from the eve of the festival.
Six couples, Tanukichiro and Kinuta, Fujimiya and Umekoji, Fujimaro and Yamabuki, Keshinosuke and Yuri, Kiritaro and Kaede, Harugikumaru and Ayame, get so mixed up that the palace falls into utter confusion…
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