Redhead from Amagasaki / Over the Rainbow
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English Title: Redhead from Amagasaki / Over the Rainbow
Japanese Title: 赤毛のあまっこ / 虹を追って
Romanized Title: Akage no Amakko / Niji wo Otte
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 2/2 - 2/27; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 4/3 - 4/28
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Redhead from Amagasaki:
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio
Choreographer: Nishikawa Richou
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Over the Rainbow:
Author/Director: Takagi Shirou
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi
Choreographer: Agata Youji, Yamada Taku
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
Redhead from Amagasaki
|Chief Counselor Nishiyama
|Chief Counselor Higashiyama
|Kanzeon, Buddhist Deity of Compassion
|Lesser Counselor Kaneharu
Over the Rainbow
|Princess Marianna / Company president's daughter
|Prime Minister / Branch Manager
|Dowager Empress / Company president's wife
|Minister for Foreign Affairs
Other Cast: Rijou Mariko, Hanano Miyako, Kasuga Kiyoshi, Kokonoe Sakiko, Nazuki Hitomi, Kamiji Chizuru, Ogura Momiji, Kuni Mizuho, Fuji Kimino, Matsukage Yurika, Mimuro Toshimi, Sanjou Ayako, Hayama Kiyomi, Nijou Sachimi, Moe Izuru, Yuki Hitomi, Satsuki Keiko, Sato Mariko, Sugata Mimi, Tsubaki Yuri, Yashima Chinami, Isoji Mari, Tsukihara Mari, Shima Tamami, Ashita Michiko, Yamato Yuka, Chiga Teruko, Namiji Yuka, Sotoori Tsukiko, Manatsu Youko, Mihama Kumi, Kagari Miki, Suzaku Miho, Midori Misa, Tamashiro Akemi, Yamazato Masari, Ryuu Etsuyo, Wakagi Michiru, Kei Chibune, Sengoku Tamaki, Chinatsu Mari, Tsukiji Maya, Tsune Hanayo, Ten Manami, Toki Sayuri, Matsu Akira, Madoka Chiharu, Mokari Otoe, Kojou Erika, Akezora Rumi, Yutsuki Kaoru, Miyabi Sachi, Chigi Takashi, Shirakaba Izumi, Nanomiya Kaoru, Asa Kaori, Itsuki Mio, Miyo Masaru, Wakatake Naomi, Tsuburagi Makoto, Mihara Jun
Grand Theater only: Imari Misa, Nashiro Kuniko
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Nara Period 1001 Nights: Redhead from Amagasaki
Fourth in Shibata Yukihiro's "Nara Period 1001 Nights" series, following "Dream Saburou" (1963), "The Mute Wife" (Note: This might be a typo, as this show was not by Shibata-S), and "Beauty from a Demon" (1966). A drama with folk-lore roots, focused on the life of a woman who was self-deprecating about her appearance.
Set in the Nara Period. Yohei left the countryside to go to the capital to make his fortune, but within a day all of his money was stolen, and while he was puzzling over what to do he came across a samurai who had collapsed from illness and who entrusted an important letter to him.
The letter was to be delivered to Counselor Higashiyama, but he makes a mistake and delivers it to Counselor Nishiyama instead.
Of course, once he delivers his mistake he goes to Higashiyama, and is shown the way by Counselor Nishiyama's Princess Aiko. This princess is kindhearted and beautiful, but is scorned for her red hair, and her lonely days are spent without company.
Yohei is attracted to Princess Aiko's personality, and goes to Kanzeon's hall of worship every day to pray for her hair to turn black.
Hearing about this, all the men in the world, starting with Prince Kuretake, begin to vie for the princess's hand.
However, the princess knows that the most important thing in this world isn't your outward appearance, but what is in your heart. She refuses all of the marriage proposals and decides to become Yohei's wife.
Musical Comedy: Over the Rainbow
Harada Gojirou is an employee for the Parisian branch of the model Japanese Itochou trading company. He is asked to act as a guide for the Harukawa's, who made a fortune in Hawaii, and then in the evening goes with them to enjoy a night club.
Just then, Albert, an employee of the client trading company Alhambra suddenly needs to return to his home country of Rainbownia on urgent business, and Harada and the Harugawas accompany him.
The reason Albert needed to return so urgently is that a giant load of uranium was discovered, and other countries are maneuvering behind the scenes to get right s to it.
Rainbownia has three princesses. The first princess is Princess Marianna, who is the heir to the kingdom. The other countries have dispatched single and handsom ambassadors, and the prime minister thinks that his nephew Albert will be a better fit for Princess Marianna.
When Harada arrives, he is put in charge of Princess Marianna's education at the suggestion of Albert. Because of this, the princess grows fond of him, and Harada also has fallen for the princess at first glance.
Seeing this, the Harukawas think that if they act as a go-between for the two, Japan may get rights to the uranium, and they curry favor with the minister's secretary Peppy.
Then, when it is uncovered that Harada is an employee of a Japanese trading company, the dowager empress cuts his ties with the princess and sentences him to be deported.
Harada, who is deeply in love with Princess Marianna, makes a risky gamble which may be the end of everything....
- The Grand Theater show was the final performance for Imari Misa and Nashiro Kuniko. The Tokyo show was the final performance for Sato Mariko, Tachibana Kimiko, Shima Tamami, Yamato Yuka, Namiji Yuka, Maki Tamami, and Nijou Sachimi.
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