Red Flowers Fall in Menam / Hollywood Musical
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English Title: Red Flowers Fall in Menam / Hollywood Musical
Japanese Title: メナムに赤い花が散る / ハリウット・ミュージカル
Romanized Title: Menamu ni Akai Hana ga Chiru / Hariuddo Myuujikaru
Year: 1968 - 1969
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/1 - 12/1; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/4 - 3/31
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/9 & 11/20; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/16 & 3/23
Red Flowers Fall in Menam:
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Director/Choreographer: Onoe Shouroku
Composer: Terada Takio, Nakai Mitsuharu, Irie Kaoru
Choreographer: Kawakami Gorou, Oka Masami
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Tokyo): Ootani Hajime
Author/Director/Choreographer: Paddy Stone
Composer: Irie Kaoru, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
Information used with permission from Takarazuka Forever.
|Role||Cast||Shinko Cast (11/9 & 3/16)||Shinko Cast (11/20 & 3/23)|
|Yamada Nagamasa||Kasugano Yachiyo||Kou Nishiki||Kaoru Kuniko|
|O-Ichi||Minami Yuuko / Kuroki Hikaru †||Konoe Mari||Shirogane Akemi|
|Ukyou||Asadori Chiho||Kaoru Kuniko||Muromachi Akane|
|Prince Chettha||Kou Nishiki||Gou Chigusa||Setouchi Miya|
|King Songtham||Oki Yukiko|
|Karaphom||Miyoshi Sakuko / Kamiyo Nishiki †||Asazuki Mario||Tajima Kumi|
|Tazuru||Shirogane Akemi||Sazanami Rika||Azusa Chiyoko|
|Gonpachi||Miyoshino Kazuya||Tajima Kumi||Gou Chigusa|
|Doctor / Magoemon||Utagawa Harumi|
|O-Fuku||Mizuho Youko||Suzuka Teruko|
|Princess Narada||Konoe Mari||Konoe Anzu||Mikuni Aya|
|Princess Karini||Hanazono Toyomi||Mitsui Mako|
|Marit||Hanazato Yukari||Mitsui Mako|
|Kahpen||Kaoru Kuniko||Setouchi Miya||Asuka Miyako|
† Grand Theater only: Minami Yuuko & Miyoshi Sakuko; Tokyo Theater only: Kuroki Hikaru & Kamiyo Nishiki
Grand Theater only: Hanabusa Mina, Kushiro Kyouka, Nangou Haruka, Yuunami Chidori
Other Cast: Maho Shibuki (revue only), Miyama Etsu, Murasame Chizuru, Kashiwagi Miyo, Kodachi Kazuyo, Akiyoshi Satomi, Sono Yuuko, Hananose Kasumi, Sakuhana Yayoi, Ookado Terumi, Yuzuki Katsura, Fujisono Satomi, Kei Hanayo, Misuzu Nagisa, Kino Kazuyo, Nagare Sayuru, Wakashiro Hikari, Ashiwara Mika, Satsuki Jun, Shima Miho, Hatsumi Yuka, Miha Kazusa, Chiyoura Hikaru, Maki Kazuko, Ashiya Otome, Marimura Misa, Ai Erina, Kiyozuki Teru, Orie Michi, Kamizono Mari, Yaso Natsumi
Ken-1: Chishiro Minoru, Toyohata Akane, Namiji Chihiro, Takadono Noboru, Shouji Michiru, Okazuki Yoshito, Hoshi Rimiko, Hyuuga Aoi, Akizuki Misao, Tama Kazumi, Nagi Miharu, Aisen Yurie
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Red Flowers Fall in Menam
Based on the true story of Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who lived in a Siamese kingdom in the 17th century and became entangled in succession politics there.
1625, the kingdom of Siam is at peace under the rule of King Songtham.
Yamada Nagamasa, a student of military tactics and strategy in Japan, is smuggled into Siam along with Imamura Ukyou and Hyoudou Gonpachi. They want to try out their military tactics in a new world.
When they arrived in the capital city of Ayutthaya, King Songtham's eldest daughter Narada happened to be passing by, and she immediately was fascinated by Nagamasa.
In the Japanese quarter of Ayutthaya there was a tavern called Surugaya. The owner O-Ichi was being hassled by a drunk man and was saved by Nagamasa and his friends, after which she came to feel something like love for Nagamasa.
Hearing of Nagamasa's meeting with Princess Narada, he is invited to an audience with King Songtham. Suddenly, Princess Narada's fiance, the minister of military affairs Karaphom announces and urgent report that neighboring Burma has sent a large army on the attack.
Nagamasa borrows 2,000 soldiers with the permission of the king, and defeats the Burmese.
Nagamasa earns the trust and thanks of the king, which causes Karaphom to hate him all the more.
Time passes, the old king dies, and his son Prince Chettha becomes king, and three years flow by.
Japan begins its policy of national isolation, and one by one the Japanese living in Siam return home to Japan. The only ones left are Nagamasa, Ukyou, O-Ichi, Gonpachi, and Tazuru.
Then, the Spanish and Portuguese announce that they will cut off trade so long as there are Japanese in the palace. For the sake of the country, Nagamasa must be killed. The king thinks that rather than have Karaphom do it, he should do it with his own hands.
Learning of this, Nagamasa says farewell to his wife and child, and attends to the palace where he accepts the poisoned cup from the king....
Written, directed and choreographed by Paddy Stone, this is a musical based on world-famous musical numbers from Hollywood.
- Maho Shibuki was a special guest star from Snow Troupe for Hollywood Musical.
- "Red Flowers Fall in Menam" was previously performed in the Grand Theater in September of the same year with the revue "Sea Ballade"
- There was a "sister performance" (sequel) that was performed in 1970 Seagulls! Crossing the Rough Sea.
- The Grand Theater was the final performance for: Hanabusa Mina, Kushiro Kyouka, Nangou Haruka, Yuunami Chidori.
- Tokyo was the final performance for: Senka star Kuroki Hikaru, Akatsuki Hidemi, Ashiya Otome, Hatsumi Yuka.
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