Spark & Spark / Puss In Boots
Picture Credit: The Takarazuka I: Moon Troupe
English Title: Spark & Spark / Puss In Boots
Japanese Title: スパーク＆スパーク / 長靴をはいた猫
Romanized Title: Supaaku & Supaaku / Nagagutsu o Haita Neko
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 5/14 - 6/22
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 5/29 & 6/8
Spark & Spark:
Author/Director: Sakai Sumio
Composer: Terada Takio, Irie Kaoru, Kawasaki Tsuneo
Choreographer: Shuri Misao, Agata Youji, Shunii Palmisano
Conductor: Mizoguchi Takashi
Puss In Boots:
Based On: Charles Perrault's fairy tale
Author/Director: Suganuma Jun
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Totoki Kazuo, Nakano Junji, Nakai Mitsuharu
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi
Conductor: Hashimoto Kazuaki
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Available on DVD: No
|Shinko 1 Cast
|Shinko 2 Cast
|Black Cat Jack
|Constantan, the youngest brother
|The Ogre King
|The Witch Queen Hongrois
|The Witch Queen Ghoul
|The Great King Honor / The Shoemaker
|First-Born Son Simon
|Second-Born Son Michel
Note: Sei Renka was absent for this run.
Other Cast: Koyanagi Hizuru (Senka), Shou Sumire (Snow), Daigo Katsura (Star), Hayama Michiko, Shioji Asako, Hanakouji Jun, Kumi Kaoru, Miho Masaki, Minami Yutaka, Yakumo Akemi, Nagazuki Hikaru, Suzu Reiko, Shiga Midori, Kuni Chihiro, Sono Miharu, Ema Chiaki, Saori Mitsuyo, Minami Mariyo, Kazama Iriya, Misa Noeru, Sha Miyo, Wakou Asuka, Ougi Chika, Ouzora Maki, Hinotori Mina, Anjou Hijiri, Arata Chihiro, Eri Miyuki, Asa Hikari, Ookawa Reo, Mayu Natsumi, Saijou Anna
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Spark & Spark
In this prologue Dai Takiko, Setouchi Miya, and Shou Sumire each sing a solo.
The three otokoyaku sing "One" in front of the drop curtain, then change into gorgeous women in front of a mirror. Then many ladies come out to dance.
Gentlemen and ladies from the 1930s sing and dance to a modern rock arrangement.
Lady A: Komatsu Miho
Cute girls dance to the Charleston, with Mai Koyuki at their center.
In costume as a woman, Daigo Katsura dances to a blues number, surrounded by gentlemen.
Eight men and women dance around a piano to a jazz number.
Young couples in white tap dance.
Young Couple A: Dai Takiko & Komatsu Miho
The chuuzume is a brilliant Latin number.
A traveling young man is overwhelmed by the whiles of the city women, caught in what seems like a nightmare.
Young Man: Setouchi Miya
Singing Woman: Ushio Haruka
The Entangling Women: Ai Erina, Ariake Jun, Daigo Katsura
Illusion Dancers: Shou Sumire & Enatsu Jun
A solo by Dai Takiko and then a flowery finale.
Puss In Boots
Just as in the fairy tale by Perrault, the story begins with three brothers whose parents have died. The eldest, Simon, inherits the mill, the second brother, Michel, inherits the donkey, and poor Constantan inherits only a cat.
However, this cat is very clever. Jack demands boots, and after Constantan gets him the boots, the cat plots to help his master rise in life. First he tells Constantan to swim in the river when King Honor comes by in his carriage and introduces him as the Marquis of Casba. Constantan and the king's daughter fall in love.
Meanwhile, Michel is determined to make his lot in life and grind wheat for the king of the north. However, the king of the north is an ogre, who eats Michel.
Constantan and Jack travel to the castle of the ogre king and defeat him. Then Jack gets the castle and marries the princess.
- Final performance for star Dai Takiko, as well as Shioji Asako, Minami Yutaka, and Nagazuki Hikaru.
- Daigo Katsura had been transferred to Star Troupe at the beginning of April, but appeared in this performance.
- This was Shou Sumire's first performance with Moon Troupe.
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