Romeo & Juliette (Moon 2012)
Picture Credit: shizuokan
English Title: Romeo & Juliette
Japanese Title: ロミオとジュリエット
Romanized Title: Romeo to Juliette
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 06/22 - 07/23; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 08/10 - 09/09
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 07/10; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 08/23
Based On: Gérard Presgurvic's "Romeo & Juliette"
Adaption/Direction: Koike Shuuichirou
Composer: Gérard Presgurvic
Musical Director/Music Adaption: Oota Takeshi
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, KAZUMI-BOY, Sakuragi Ryousuke, Suzuki Toshiko
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Misaki Megumi
Shinjin Kouen Director: Okamoto Hiroko
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 09/07/12) & Commemorative Edition※ (release date 09/07/12)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
※ (Commemorative Edition) is only the full length performance, no extras and no booklet included.
|Romeo||Ryuu Masaki / Asumi Rio†||Tamaki Ryou|
|Juliette||Manaki Reika||Sakihi Miyu|
|Tybalt||Asumi Rio / Ryuu Masaki†||Akizuki Saya|
|Father Laurence||Ema Naoki||Chinami Karan|
|The Nurse||Miho Keiko||Harune Aki|
|Lord Capulet||Koshino Ryuu||Takasumi Hayato|
|Lady Montague||Hanase Mizuka||Maai Suzuka|
|Benvolio||Seijou Kaito||Kizuki Yuuma|
|Lady Capulet||Touka Yurino||Hanahi Mira|
|Lord Montague||Ayazuki Seri||Kijou Mitsuru|
|Peter (Nurse's servant)||Kao Amiri||-|
|Mercutio||Miya Rurika||Asami Jun|
|Paris||Shimon Yuriya||Hoshiki Tsubasa|
|John (monk)||Arise Sou||-|
|Love||Akizuki Saya||Hayami Sei|
|Death||Tamaki Ryou||Houzuki An|
|The Prince of Verona||Kizuki Yuuma||Amato Riira|
|Servants (Capulet)||Maai Suzuka||-|
† See under "Other Information" below for switched-role schedule.
Capulets: Hihou Kokoro, Kouzuki Ruu, Hibiki Reona, Kotone Kazuha, Remi Kurea, Mizuha Kanato, Takachi Ao, Saki Akane, Fuuri Mizuka, Hanahi Mira, Kijou Mitsuru, Hoshiki Tsubasa, Amato Riira, Kaede Yuki, Harumi Yuu, Kanoha Toki
Montagues: Moeka Yuria, Mishou Kazuki, Kagetsu Miyako, Uzuki Hayate, Chinami Karan, Shirayuki Sachika, Houzuki An, Takasumi Hayato, Sana Yuzuha, Aikaze Yume, Hayami Sei, Harune Aki, Asami Jun, Yumena Rune, Sakihi Miyu, Umino Mitsuki
Other Cast (Moon): Hoshina Yutaka, Shouga Tsubaki, Kirami Ruise, Mizumi Rei, Yumeha Miyu, Shinoka Ria, Samomo Satsuki, Reina Yuu, Misato Yumeno, Yuu Hikaru, Akane Konatsu, Sakurana Ai, Souya Tomoki, Hayaki Yuuto, Ren Tsukasa, Himeno Ree, Aose Yuuki, Asagiri Makoto, Kashiro Aoi, Himesaki Mirei
Other Cast (98th Class Group B): Amahana Ema, Hiryuu Tsukasa, Maaya Kiho, Mito Kurara, Mineka Towa, Houka Haruna, Kazaki Shun, Kiyoka Ran, Shizaki Reno, Mioka Anri
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
In the Italian city of Verona, the two distinguished families of the Montagues and the Capulets have since olden times been engaged in a feud that has been repeated throughout the generations. The current lords of Montague and Capulet maintain their hostilities toward each other, ignoring the remonstrations of their wives and the Prince of Verona. Their continued feud has embroiled even the young generation.
Within the Capulet family, a proposal has been made for the marriage of a daughter, Juliette, with Count Paris, Verona's wealthiest citizen. The Count has offered to take care of the debts the Capulet family has been running up. Tybalt, a nephew of Lord Capulet, has loved Juliette since childhood, and he is opposed to the proposal. However, Lord Capulet rebuffs his nephew, and he schemes to bring the pair together at a masquerade.
Benvolio and Mercutio, who are friends of Lord Montague's son Romeo, goad him to sneak into the ball. Once inside, Romeo encounters the girl of his destiny, with whom he is bound by an invisible thread. The girl is Juliette, who now is trying to evade the man her parents have chosen for her. These two anxious lovers are convinced in an instant by what has appeared right in front of their own eyes. However, Tybalt makes a commotion, saying that a member of the Montagues has sneaked into the ball, and Romeo makes a quick exit. Although Juliette is aware that the person she has fallen in love with is a Montague, she cannot suppress her thoughts about him. In the meantime, Romeo, filled with thoughts of Juliette, finds himself unable to leave the Capulet residence. The couple is reunited while Juliette is on her balcony, as she thinks wistfully of the lover whom God has delivered to her. The couple makes an oath of love that transcends their family background, and they vow to marry before the engagement between Juliette and Count Paris can be made formally.
Romeo visits Father Laurence the following morning to ask him to conduct the wedding ceremony between him and Juliette. The priest is surprised by the news of a Montague marrying a Capulet. Even so, he appreciates Romeo's firm determination and also that the marriage could well help resolve the hostilities between the two families. Father Laurence instructs Romeo to come to the chapel that afternoon with Juliette during confession hour.
Helping out is Juliette's nanny, who is moved by the depth of love the couple has for each other. That afternoon, Romeo and Juliette exchange vows of eternal love in the presence of Father Laurence. The couple may be infinitely happy now, but little do they know of the tragedy that will soon come their way.
- Top debut performance for Ryuu Masaki and Manaki Reika, as well as Asumi Rio's debut as demi-top star.
- Romeo & Juliette was first performed by Star Troupe in 2010, then revived by Snow Troupe in 2011.
Takarazuka Grand Theater
|6/23||Sat||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|6/24||Sun||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|6/26||Tue||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:00||Asumi Rio|
|6/28||Thu||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Asumi Rio|
|6/20||Sat||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Asumi Rio|
|7/1||Sun||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|7/4||Tue||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|7/5||Thu||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Asumi Rio|
|7/7||Sat||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|7/8||Sun||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|7/10||Tue||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||18:00||shinjin kouen|
|7/12||Thu||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|7/14||Sat||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Asumi Rio|
|7/15||Sun||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|7/16||Mon||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Asumi Rio|
|7/19||Thu||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Asumi Rio|
|7/21||Sat||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:00||Ryuu Masaki|
|7/22||Sun||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:00||Asumi Rio|
Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
|8/11||Sat||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|8/12||Sun||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|8/14||Tue||13:30||Ryuu Masaki||18:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|8/16||Thu||13:30||Asumi Rio||18:30||Asumi Rio|
|8/18||Sat||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:30||Asumi Rio|
|8/19||Sun||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:30||Asumi Rio|
|8/21||Tue||13:30||Asumi Rio||18:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|8/23||Thu||13:30||Asumi Rio||18:30||shinjin kouen|
|8/25||Sat||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|8/26||Sun||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:30||Asumi Rio|
|8/28||Tue||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|8/30||Thu||13:30||Ryuu Masaki||18:30||Asumi Rio|
|9/01||Sat||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|9/02||Sun||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:30||Asumi Rio|
|9/04||Tue||13:30||Ryuu Masaki||18:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|9/06||Thu||13:30||Asumi Rio||18:30||Ryuu Masaki|
|9/08||Sat||11:00||Ryuu Masaki||15:30||Asumi Rio|
|9/09||Sun||11:00||Asumi Rio||15:30||Ryuu Masaki|
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