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Takarazuka Expo '70: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka



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English Title: Takarazuka Expo '70: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka
Japanese Title: タカラヅカEXPO’70: 四季の踊り絵巻 / ハロー!タカラヅカ
Romanized Title: Takarazuka Expo '70: Shiki no Odori Emaki / Haroo! Takarazuka

Troupe: Moon
Year: 1970
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 04/15 - 05/06
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a

Flower of Takarazuka:

Based On:
Author: Takarazuka Revue Company (Director's group)
Director: Suganuma Jun, Yokozawa Hideo
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Totoki Kazuo, Takai Yoshizumi, Yoshizaki Kenji, Kuzuhara Yusen
Choreographer: Watanabe Takeo, Kita Hiroshi, Hanayagi Juraku, Fujima Kanjuurou, Matsumoto Shoume
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a

Hello! Takarazuka:

Based On:
Author/Director: Kamogawa Seisaku
Composer: Nakai Mitsuharu, Irie Kaoru, Terada Takio
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Kita Hiroshi, Agata Youji, Akiko Kanda, Urabe Hisao
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a

Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a

Cast

See below in summary for main roles.

Other Cast (not listed below): Misaki Arisa, Koyanagi Hizuru, Shioji Asako, Machi Hikaru, Suzaku Hiromi, Hanakouji Jun, Okitsu Masaki, Kaya Makoto, Maria Batista, Onozuki Hikaru, Takuma Minori, Houzuki Yayoi, Kozakura Maki, Aoi Yuka, Shinju Miharu, Ikuyo Hikaru, Natsushiro Miki, Minou Yutaka, Uraji Natsuko, Ibuki Noboru, Saezuki Shou, Ryou Chinatsu, Misato Kei, Sekimori Chidori, Kumi Kaoru, Chishiro Minoru, Enatsu Jun, Miho Masaki, Akimiya Sayuri, Kouji Natsuki, Aki Terumi, Natsugusa Michiyo, Fujishiro Jun, Kiyosato Yuka, Ariake Jun, Himoto Kazumi, Yakumo Akemi, Daigo Katsura, Yumi Takashi, Hijiri Maya, Kouki Mika, Suzu Reiko, Nagazuki Hikaru, Mizuno Ryou

Ken-1: Akane Chika, Hanabusa Rie, Kaori Mayu, Masaki Keiko, Mizusato Yutaka, Ran Hideki, Sou Kinrei, Akashi Jun, Harumiya Eri, Katori Aki, Matsukata Rika, Musashino Michiyo, Sai Gyokuren, Sumi Natsuko, Aki Tsuyuji, Hata Arisa, Katsu Sachiyo, Mayu Akari, Nao Honoka, Satomi Akira, Taka Hiroki, Asakaze Kaoru, Hide Natsuki, Kijou Tomoka, Mihara Machiko, Natsukawa Rumi, Sei Renka, Takara Junko, Asami Rei, Houjou Yukari, Kizuki Miho, Miki Hiromi, Natsuki Masa, Sen Kaoru, Uryuu Minako, Azuma Chiaki, Hoshi Subaru, Komakusa Ayumi, Mimi Harumi, Nazuru Hitomi, Shiga Midori, Uzuki Chika, Ban Akira, Izumi Mari, Kozato Natsu, Minase Kyou, Nanaumi Mihoko, Shige Takumi, Waka Chitose, Emi Hiroki, Jou Haruki, Kuni Chihiro, Mio Marina, Nanjou Miki, Shima Yuri, Wakazuki Kaoru, Fuji Kyouko, Juri Misa, Kunizuki Miki, Mitake Eri, Oka Sayuri, Shimizu Akira, Yamana Yuka, Hana Karen, Kana Kasumi, Mario Sachi, Mizuki Ai, Oouchi Shigeru, Shino Uyuki, Yuuki Kanae

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Flower of Takarazuka


(Scene descriptions based on Tokyo English-language program. Grand Theater performers based on Japanese-language program on Takarazuka Forever - used with permission)

Scene 1. Cherry Ondo

A set of lanterns all over the entire length and breadth of the stage. The Cherry Girls dance gaily and merrily.

Singer - Sasa Junko
Sakura - Chigusa Mikage
etc.

Scene 2. A Flower Garden - Takarazuka

The "Home of Hearts", "Cherry Ondo" etc shall be sung by Wakashu (Youngsters) and Musume (Girls).

Venerable Old Flower Man - Fujino Takane
Sambaso - Miyama Shigure
Sakura Singer - Yashioji Mari
Wakashu (Singer) 1 - Amagi Tsukie
etc.

Scene 3. Cherry Blossoms Bloomed

70 debutantes dressed in the Maiko style or typical Japanese dancers' style dance.

Maiko (Singers) - Natsumi Youko, Komatsu Miho
Maiko (Ken-1) - 56th Class.

Scene 4. A Fantasy of Cherry Flowers

The courtier of cherry flowers makes tea under the falling cherry blossoms and dances most elegantly.

Courtier - Uchibuki Misa
Sakura Singer - Yashioji Mari
Singer - Sasa Junko
Sakura - Chigusa Mikage
etc.

Scene 5 - 6. Festival

A man of festival sings one folk song after another in a fashion of medley. Then, two couples of men and girls appear on the stage and dance "Fukagawa".

A man of festival - Koshiro Miyako
Singer (Man) - Mizu Hayami
Singer (Man) - Haruna Yuri
Geisha - Yashioji Mari
Geisha - Miyama Shigure
etc.

Scene 7. The Awa Odori Dance

A large number of men and girls join gaily in the Awa Odori.

Samisen Woman - Natsumi Youko
etc.

Scene 8. The Drum of Japan

Centering round the noted Suwa-Daiko (or the Drums of Suwa), a number of Japanese traditional popular annual events drums are used, are unfurled.

Taiko Drummer 1 - Koshiro Miyako
Taiko Drummer 2 - Suga Harumi
etc.

Scene 9. A Music of Autumn

In front of a gold studded folding screen, Geisha and Maiko dance to the tun of Jiuta (Ballad).

Geisha - Miyuki Sachiko, Megumi Sakae, Chigusa Mikage
Maiko - Suma Nagisa, Konoe Anzu, Sayo Natsumi, Natsumi Youko, Aozono Utage, Komatsu Miho

Scene 10. A Banquet of Chrysanthemum

With a Shojo (Orang-outan) in the center, a banquet is held with the participation of a girl of chrysanthemum and young men (Doji).

Shojo - Fujino Takane
Young man - Koshiro Miyako
Solo Singer - Sasa Junko
etc.

Scene 11. Miyajima in Autumn

70 maiko dance around the Itsukushima Shrine Shrine.

56th Class.

Scene 12. Japanese Toys

A dancer of the nursing doll appears on the stage and shows a number of merry dances on the theme of toys.

Dolls - Mizunose Akira, Katsuki Mitsuyo, Yae Harumi
etc.

Scene 13. General Winter

A modern ballet symbolical of the subtleties of the traditional Japanese calligraphy. On both soles of a giant inkstone, the General Winter (dancer of lion writing brush) and dances of paper dance. Lastly, the letters of Harukaze (meaning the spring breeze) appears on the dresses of the dancers of paper.

General Winter - Amagi Tsukie
etc.

Scene 14. Four Seasons

A medley of famous Takarazuka songs amidst the cherry blossoms.

Singer - Koshiro Miyako
Flower Etoile - Yashioji Mari
Singer - Sasa Junko
etc.

Scene 15. Takarazuka - The Home of Hearts

A gala total dance by all the members of the staff.

Bolero Dancers - Fujino Takane, Uchibuki Misa, Koshiro Miyako
etc.



Hello! Takarazuka


Scene 1. Prologue A

A man shows up on the stage and sings the theme song "Hello! Takarazuka"

Prologue Man - Koshiro Miyako
etc.

Scene 2. Prologue B

A set of a large staircase. A singing man appears on the stage and sings the theme song "Hello, Takarasiennes!"

Prologue Woman - Yashioji Mari
etc.

Scene 3. Prologue C

The younger stars, while singing, display a brilliant parade. The music changes to the theme song "I Love Takarazuka!".

Singing Man S - Koshiro Miyako
Duet Dancers - Hiina Tomoko, Kawaji Masa
etc.

Scene 4. Prologue D

A rocket by 70 debutants.

56th Class.

Scene 5 - 6. Love in Takarazuka

A romantic scene where, with Shibuki Maho as the central figure, the techniques of love between men and girls are depicted comically of Takarazuka.

Playboy - Koshiro Miyako
Beauty - Yashioji Mari
Youth - Suga Harumi
Enchantress - Chigusa Mikage
Charming Woman - Miyama Shigure
Heroine - Yae Harumi
etc.

Scene 7-9. Fantasy

A set filled with white stones. A fantastic dance is unfurled to the tune of Spanish Music.

Singer - Sasa Junko
Woman - Suga Harumi
Man - Koshiro Miyako
etc.

Scene 10 - 14. The Revue of Takarazuka

A golden glittering carriage is lifted up on the stage out of the cellar and a girl of toe (ballerina?) appears and dances. Then, one singer after another shows up and sings songs related to the dancing and the frolic dances are unfurled. Finally, the stage turns into a large staircase, where all the dances wearing a manteau join a chorus on a large scale.

Singer (Man) - Suga Harumi
Singer (Women) - Yashioji Mari, Sasa Junko
Singer Man S - Koshiro Miyako
Singer Man - Mizu Hayami
Dancer (Women) - Oomi Ryuuko, Hiina Tomoko, Konoe Anzu
Dancer (Men) - Haruna Yuri, Kanou Yachiho
etc.

Scene 15 - 18. Bravo Takarazuka!

In response to the encore, three numbers of the renowned shows; "Banana Boat in Cuba", "Coconut Woman", and "Voodoo in Haiti" being picked up out of the renowned show "Xango" are to be enjoyed by the audience.

Singer - Mizu Hayami
Yellow Bird Singer - Sasa Junko
Latin Man A - Koshiro Miyako, Haruna Yuri
Latin Woman A - Chigusa Mikage
etc.

Scene 19 - 21. Rhythm in Takarazuka

A collection of new musical scores. A scene of youngish vigor full of "heat".

Singing Man S - Koshiro Miyako
Singing Woman S - Sasa Junko
Dancing Men A - Suga Harumi, Haruna Yuri, Kawaji Masa
Singing Man A - Mizu Hayami
Singing Woman A - Natsumi Youko
etc.

Scene 22-23. Finale

A varied set by making use of the big staircase. A brilliant finale is shown, and a group of Takarasienne sing and dance.

Singer - Yashioji Mari
Singing Man - Koshiro Miyako

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