Sarang Ai / Jazz Mania
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English Title: Sarang Love / Jazz Mania
Japanese Title: サラン・愛 / ジャズマニア
Romanized Title: Saran Ai / Jazu Mania
Performances: National Tour, 6/15 - 7/7
Author/Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Music: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko
Choreography: Ootani Morio, Kurotaki Tsukio
Author/Director: Miki Akio
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Yoshida Yuuko, Kuratomi Shinichi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa
Available on DVD: VHS only
|Cho Lon-Yeon (A young man who has passed the civil service exams and is adept in both the literary and military arts. He works under General Pho.)||Shibuki Jun|
|Kim Sugyon (A student of gi-saeng (similar to geisha).)||Emi Kurara|
|Yi Sefan (One of Lon-Yeon's men. A civil official.)||Oozora Yuuhi|
|Choi Myonok (Sugyon's mother. Formerly a gi-saeng named Mingji.)||Natsukawa Yura|
|Pak Hwawol (Sugyon's lady attendant.)||Honami Aria|
|Lu Abing (A rival general. Lon-Yeon turned down his past request to work for him.)||Shiomi Maho|
|Ryen (Abing's man)||Kitajima Mami|
|Kan Kyonik (Abing's adjutant. In love with Koran, sees Lon-Yeon as a rival.)||Koshino Ryuu|
|Yu Geumjeong (A pirate who rescued Sugyon)||Yamato Yuuga|
|Kyu Kyongnam (A soldier captured by Abing. Plans treason with Lon-Yeon.)||Asama Moyu|
|Yu Nam Yong (Geumjeong's sister)||Hanase Mizuka|
|Yong-Ku (Myonok's servant)||Takaki Amane|
|Yean Su (Geumjeong's friend)||Ken Ruisu|
|An Seung-Ju||Memu Chisato|
|Cho Ku-Won (Lon-Yeon's younger brother.)||Hokushou Kairi|
|Hong Yeon-Gun (Ku-Won's lover)||Shiina Aoi|
|Kim Hong-Leong (Sugyon's younger sister)||Mihou Aya|
|Son Jeong-Sin (Kan's man)||Arika Jun|
Also: Asabuki Yuika, Aoki Izumi, Ayana Oto, Hazuki Sara, Seijou Kaito, Hihou Kokoro, Shiki Erio, Aino Riho, Miyume Himari, Ayahashi Miyu, Shiratori Kasuga, Enoki Touya
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The second half of the 17th century. Joseon Age in Korea.
Because his grandfather was a military man, Cho Lon-Yeon chose to follow in his footsteps, took the civil service exam, and has become adept in both the literary and military arts. One day he meets gi-saeng student Kim Sugyon in a garden under the blooming flowers, and falls in love. Sugyon also falls in love with him at first sight, but her mother convinces her that she isn't. However, Lon-Yeon's strong love won't be denied.
War sweeps down on the the country, and the young men go off to war, including Lon-Yeon's younger brother. They all head off to die in the war. Lon-Yeon also must part with Sugyon and go to protect his country. He is captured by the enemy general, Abing, who wants him to join and fight for his side. Lon-Yeon plans his escape with another captured soldier, Kyongnam.
Unfortunately, Abing's daughter Konran has fallen in love with Lon-Yeon. Abing's adjutant Kan sees this and fears that he'll lose Konran, whom he loves, so he plans a way to kill Lon-Yeon.
Meanwhile, Sugyon and her maidservant set out to find Lon-Yeon. Along the way, Sugyon is rescued by the Yu pirate brothers when she is in trouble. The elder brother, Geumjeong, falls in love with her beauty and vows to make her his. However, when he sees that he can't win over her love for Lon-Yeon, he promises to help her find him.
But there is still more trouble ahead for the two lovers....
Scenes 1~2 - Prologue: From Blues to Swing
An overture with the roaring brass. After a short interval of silence, a cool jazz flows out. Men with soft hats and coats come into the scene to perform a mass dance and, then, to swing together.
Jazz Mania Man S: Shibuki Jun
Jazz Mania Woman S: Emi Kurara
Jazz Mania Man A: Yamato Yuuga
Jazz Mania Men B: Shiomi Maho, Oozora Yuuhi, Hokushou Kairi
Jazz Mania Man (chorus): Koshino Ryuu
Jazz Mania Women (chorus): Hanase Mizuka, Shiina Aoi, Kajou Aria
Scene 3 - Adlib 1
A sexy trio sings "Airmail Special"
Air Mail Special: Hanase Mizuka, Shiina Aoi, Kajou Aria
Scenes 4~5 - Downtown Dream
Downtown Star: Shiomi Maho
Downtown Guys: Kitajima Mami, Koshino Ryuu, Asama Moyu, Ken Ruisu, Aoki Izumi, Ayana Oto
Downtown Girls: Memu Chisato, Mihou Aya, Otoki Sunao, Hazuki Sara, Hihou Kokoro, Miyume Himari
Scene 6A - Adlib 2
Swing star: Yamato Yuuga
Scene 6B - Adlib 3
Pianist: Oozora Yuuhi
Scenes 7~9 - Stars & Stripes
GI's on their way home from the European fronts are dancing in full joy. Their ship arrives at the port. GI's find their girlfriends one after another and go away in couples. A girl left alone starts dancing with a GI.
GI Joe: Shibuki Jun
Lover: Emi Kurara
GI (A): Oozora Yuuhi, Hokushou Kairi
Young Women: Hanase Mizuka, Shiina Aoi
GI (B): Kitajima Mami, Koshino Ryuu, Arika Jun, Asama Moyu, Takaki Amane, Ken Ruisu
Young Women: Akane Mitsuki, Memu Chisato, Kajou Aria, Mihou Aya, Otoki Sunao, Hazuki Sara, Hihou Kokoro
Scenes 10~12 - New York Rhythm
As two musicians energetically sing and dance in the monochromatic scene representing the origin of jazz, a universe of urban rhythm appears.
B&W Singer: Yamato Yuuga
Black Singer Man: Shiomi Maho
Black Dancer Man A: Koshino Ryuu
Black Dancer Woman A: Natsukawa Yura
Black Dancer Men: Asama Moyu, Ken Ruisu
Black Dancer Women: Shiina Aoi, Mihou Aya
White Singer Woman: Emi Kurara
White Singer Man: Yamato Yuuga
White Gentleman S: Hokushou Kairi, Arika Jun
White Ladies A: Honami Aria, Hanase Mizuka
Scene 13 - Stormy Weather
A star heartily sings Stormy Weather.
The Singer: Shibuki Jun
Stormy Dancers: Shiomi Maho, Oozora Yuuhi, Yamato Yuuga
Scene 14 - Boogie Woogie New York
All performers enthuse on the boogie-woogie, dynamically dancing and singing toward the intermediate climax.
The Man: Shibuki Jun
Black Boys A: Shiomi Maho, Yamato Yuuga
White Boys A: Oozora Yuuhi, Hokushou Kairi
Scene 15 - Love Song
The star singers sing in duet on the silver bridge.
The Man: Shibuki Jun
The Woman: Emi Kurara
Scenes 16~17 - How High the Moon
Jazz Singer S: Yamato Yuuga
Jazz Singers: Shiomi Maho, Oozora Yuuhi
Jazz Dqancer A: Mihou Aya
Jazz Singers: Hanase Mizuka, Shiina Aoi
Scenes 18~20 - Blues In the Night
In Monte-Carlo in the night, a man heads to the party held in a hotel. At the gorgeous dancing party, the man meets again the woman he once loved. However, he parts from her after shortly dancing with her.
The Guest: Shibuki Jun
Party Master: Shiomi Maho
Master's Queen: Emi Kurara
Shadow Solo: Shiina Aoi
Scene 21 - Strike Up the Band
Rocket Boy: Hokushou Kairi
Scene 22A - Sing Sing Sing
Jazz Singer: Yamato Yuuga
Jazz Boys: Ken Ruisu, Aoki Izumi, Ayana Oto
Scene 22B - Fascinating Rythm
Two men sing, and then start dancing passionately.
Singing Gentlemen: Shiomi Maho, Oozora Yuuhi
Singing Ladies: Natsukawa Yura, Mihara Shiho
Scene 23A - Dancing Guys
Gambler S: Shibuki Jun
Gambler A: Yamato Yuuga
Shadow Solo: Shiina Aoi
Scene 23B - First Love
The Guy: Shibuki Jun
The Doll: Emi Kurara
Scene 24 - Parade
Etoile: Hanase Mizuka
- Sarang Ai was first performed as a Bow Hall show in 1994. It was Shibuki Jun's first Bow Hall lead.
- This was the fourth version of Jazzmania performed. It was performed in 2000 with Makoto Tsubasa in the lead, and then in Tokyo and on national tour in 2001.
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