Snow Woman / Pollyanna's Smile
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English Title: Snow Woman / Pollyanna's Smile
Japanese Title: 雪女 / パレアナの微笑み
Romanized Title: Yuki Onna / Pareana no Hohoemi
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 10/02 - 10/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 10/15
Author/Director: Sakai Sumio
Composer: Terada Takio, Nakai Mitsuharu
Choreographer: Hanayagi Juraku
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Based On: The Pollyanna novels
Author/Director: Utsumi Shigenori
Composer: Irie Kaoru, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Kita Hiroshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
Other Cast: Aoba Mitsuru, Hibiki Wataru, Chibana Sachiyo, Yachiyo Mari, Hama Chihiro, Nasu Mikage, Kou Hizuru, Shirakawa Kaoru, Natsu Teruko, Taki Chinami, Hamana Hiromi, Shouji Michiru, Tama Kazumi, Aisen Yurie, Tatsumi Kyouko, Asaji Mariko, Toryuu Sakae, Misono Yuri, Kirisato Yayoi, Watari Chihiro, Niigusa Moe, Joudai Yuki, Mayuzumi Akira, Okaji Kyou, Yamato Natsuki, Taki Noboru
Ken-1 (Pollyanna only): Oka Sayuri, Jou Haruki, Mio Marina, Komakusa Ayumi, Mayu Akari, Aki Tsuyuji, Wakazuki Kaoru, Emi Hiroki, Nanjou Miki, Yuuki Kanae, Shino Uyuki, Musashino Michiyo, Sumi Natsuko
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A dance drama set in Echigo (former name of Niigata Prefecture).
Spring in the capital (Kyoto). The streets are bustling with people happy for spring. Saburou, a man who has come to Kyoto to study, and the beautiful Yuki are in love.
However, this spring when Saburou comes of age, he must return to his hometown in Echigo to become a government official. The two are sad about their parting, and make a joint vow that in three years they will be living together in Echigo.
The agreed upon three years pass; in a rush five years have flown by, but no matter how much time passes, Saburou does not come for Yuki.
In Echigo Province. Saburou, who has become an outstanding young man, had held true to his promise to Yuki, but the flow of time is a fearful thing, and a chance meeting with Kaede, the daughter of the village headman, catches his heart.
Yuki journeys from distant Kyoto to Saburou's house, where she goes unnoticed by everyone bustling about preparing for Saburou and Kaede's wedding ceremony.
Yuki wants to see Saburou, and asks him if the promise they exchanged had been his true feelings, but when she is driven away without a chance to see him, she realizes she has been betrayed.
On the other hand, Saburou has no idea that Yuki came to see him, and is able to marry Kaede without disruption, and become very happy.
That night, a strange wind blows into Saburou's room, and the Snow Woman's form appears. Saburou takes his sword in hand and tries to cut her, but when he realizes it is Yuki, he begs her forgiveness.
But Saburou has been bewitched by the Snow Woman, and disappears, wandering over the fields of snow....
America in the 1890s.
Pollyanna's parents have passed away, and she leaves her home in Atlanta to live with her Aunt Polly, her only remaining blood relative.
Seeing how heart-broken she is to be going to Minnesota, her childhood friend Jimmy stows away on the train with her. When they arrive, Aunt Polly's huge house seems like something out of a dream.
But Aunt Polly wants nothing to do with her niece, and puts her in a room up in the attic of her three-floor home. But Pollyanna is always chipper, and plans to make the room beautiful.
No matter how badly Aunt Polly treats her, Pollyanna spends her days pleasantly with the maid Nancy and Old Tom the handyman who love her.
When she goes to her new school, Pollyanna makes new friends, but she is most happy to see Jimmy. Jimmy is doing odd gardening jobs for Old Tom for food.
This is the tale of how Pollyanna leads everyone around her to happiness.
- Katsu Youko and Maria Seiko were not listed in the program, although members of Snow Troupe at the time.
- Final performance for Nozomi Yukari, Aisen Yurie, Tatsumi Kyouko, and Aki Tsuyuji.
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