The Spring Breeze's Invitation / Hello! Holiday
Picture Credit: jenebi, Fantasy Takarazuka No.1 (Poster Set)
English Title: The Spring Breeze's Invitation / Hello! Holiday
Japanese Title: 春風の招待 / ハロー！ホリデー
Romanized Title: Shunbuu no Shoutai/Harou! Horidei
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/1 - 2/13; Tokyo Theater, 4/1 - 4/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/23; Tokyo Theater, 4/15
The Spring Breeze's Invitation:
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Music: Terada Takio, Irie Kaoru
Choreography: Kita Hiroshi, Oka Masami, Kurotaki Tsukio
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Author/Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Music: Takai Yoshizumi, Maeda Norio
Choreography: Yamada Taku, Shuri Misao, Nakagawa Kumi, Hayama Kiyomi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Matsunaga Koushi
Available on DVD: No
|Gustave / Georges||Migiwa Natsuko||Takashio Tomoe|
|Hector / Josephine||Asami Rei||Yamashiro Haruka|
|Gigi||Azuma Chiaki||Gojou Aisen|
|Helene||Kizuki Miho||Kumi Mari|
|Charles||Miyoshi Sakuko||Sara Kei|
|Ermerance de Dufort||Mizuho Youko||Shikino Hanae|
|Valantine||Oki Yukiko||Aizono Yuka|
|Frederique||Tsune Hanayo||Chishiro Kei|
|Robert||Shou Sumire||Hokuto Hikaru|
|Madeleine||Kishi Kaori||Makina Erika|
|Rollo||Seto Chihiro||Yuu Hikari|
|Adolf||Masaki Keiko||Ooura Mizuki|
Other Cast: Kou Hizuru, Kana Kasumi, Houjou Hiroki, Mai Chizuru, Katsu Sachiyo, Akira Miyabi, Kojou Chiaki, Chibune Yuka, Nagiri You, Fujinami Yuu, Aran Mika, Yuu Ayumu, Ootate Hato, Mano Yuria, Aoki Ryou, Narukami Jun, Tae Kurumi, Hanamiya Rara, Ebira Kaoru, Nagi Masami, Kiri Satomi, Asakaze Megumi, Ichihara Kei, Natsushiro Jun, Kage Chisato, Ooshiro Tsubasa, Mifune Sachi, Mizuki Sei, Sen Midori, Mikaze Riza, Nanao Tomo, Kachou Itsuki, Sato Mihiro, Orizuru Ran, Asuka Yuu, Misono Juri, Tachiki Yuu, Kamo Senjou, Ami Jun, Kotozuki Chiko, Nami Yurika, Akatsuki Misato, Asou Izumi, Asahina Hikaru, Aina Mayuki, Tsuzumi China, Mafue Hibiki, Maikaze Nami, Aya Tatsumi, Takashiro Maya, Asakawa Misa, Ichijou Ken, Fuyuki Kozue
Ken-1: Kasai Rika, Miori Yumino, Chinatsu Sayuri, Kamishiro Shouko, Takeshiro Kotoe, Takahara Rumika, Yuunagi Shiho, Gen Sayaka, Kita Izumi
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The Spring Breeze's Invitation
When they were infants, the twin brothers Gustave and Georges were left under a bridge. They were raised by the old gigolo Charles. Although they grow up to look very similar, their personalities are complete opposites. The younger brother Georges is always trying to curb the bad habits of his elder brother Gustave, and to stop him from doing crimes for Charles. Gustave is a popular actor in the Folies Bellejour.
1950s Paris. One day Charles goes to Gustave with the news that he has an invitation to a ball at Ermerance de Dufort's castle. He orders Gustave to attend, and to steal Ermerance's jewels while he is there. Ermerance's jewelry collection is famous. Charles also attends, to keep an eye on Gustave. Georges follows after them to try to stop his brother.
At the party, Ermerance hails Charles, who looks remarkably like her first lover. The two dance and talk. Meanwhile, Ermerance's niece, Josephine, has fallen in love with Gustave at first glance. When Gustave sneaks into Ermerance's bedroom, Josephine follows. She tells him she'll reveal the hiding place of her aunt's jewelry box, if he'll let her run away together with him....
Meanwhile, Charles attempts to steal Ermerance's necklace and is nearly caught. Georges bursts onto the scene and claims it was all his doing, and that the old man had nothing to do with it....
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