The Viking of Capri / The Big Apple
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English Title: The Viking of Capri / The Big Apple
Japanese Title: 白鳥の道を越えて／ザ・ビッグ・アップル
Romanized Title: Hakuchou no Michi o Koete / Za Biggu Appuru
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 6/26 - 8/11 ; Shinjuku Koma Theater, 10/2 - 10/28
Shinjinkouen Performances: Grand Theater, 7/10 & 7/24; Shinjuku Koma, 10/16
The Viking of Capri:
Based On: Kikuta Kazuo's "Hana to Nobushi"
Author/Director: Ako Takeshi
Composer: Terada Takio, Irie Kaoru
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Oka Masami
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Shinjuku): Nomura Youji
Shinjin Kouen Director:
The Big Apple:
Author/Director: Sakai Sumio
Composer: Terada Takio, Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Kawasaki Tsuneo, Tsutsui Hiroshi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Agata Youji, Ootani Morio, Sha Tamae
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi, Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Shinjuku): Mizoguchi Takashi, Hashimoto Kazuaki
Available on DVD: No
Other Cast: Iku Katsumi, Narumi Yuki, Kou Akemi, Eri Miyuki, Masaki Kou, Mirei Tsukushi, Nobara Akemi, Nozomi Yuuko, Mayu Natsumi, Wakakusa Kaoru, Misaki Ayumi, Tokiwa Sachiko, Aoi Miya, Ou Natsuki, Rei Tamaki, Takeshiro Kotoe, Fumi Sakae, Ayano Nishiki, Hinoki Seira, Machida Nana, Yuuki Mayu, Shirakawa Aki, Sawa Chiharu, Kozue Manami, Houjou Tsugumi, Natsuo Chika, Tani Mitsuru, Arimine Riki, Momo Rieko, Sachi Shinobu, Kou Kirara, Yamato Natsuki, Ayaka Yui, Erina Jun, Yugu Arisa, Hanaya Keiko, Kami Satsuki, Suzukaze Mayo, Maiki Aya, Namiki Kaori, Rika Masumi, Masumi Yutaka, Sachikaze Irene, Miya Marina, Machi Marii
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
|Show summaries taken from the English section of the Shinjuku Koma program, with some spelling corrections.|
The Viking of Capri
This story takes place in the middle of the eleventh century.
A group of Norman pirates, descendents of the renowned and feared Vikings, attack and conquer parts of Southern Italy. One of thepirate clans, the Hauteville family, has its headquarters on the isle of Capri. This clan has been waiting and watching for an opportunity to attack the other clans. The Hautevilles are determined to make Napoli and the surrounding area their own kingdom.
Rodrigo is the head of the family. He and his wife Margarita have two sons, Robert and Guiscard. The elder son, Robert, is brave but kind and he is adored by all his clansmen. Among the clan's followers, Paulo and Garbo, a gypsy brother and sister, love Robert more dearly than do any of his blood relatives.
Rodrigo treats Robert coldly and he is determined to make Guiscard his successor. In fact, Robert is not Rodrigo's child. About twenty years before, Rodrigo had attacked a Spanish merchant vessel off the coast of Majorca. He killed the Spanish captain and captured the captain's wife. This woman, Margarita (although pregnant at the time with the captain's child), became Rodrigo's wife. That child was Robert. Rodrigo became obsessed with the thought that someday revenge would be sought for the slaying of Robert's real father.
By chance Rodrigo learns that Robert is making plans to attack Napoli on his own. The father orders Guiscard to kill his half-brother. Robert tries to avoid this trouble by leaving Capri alone. It's too late, Guiscard and his men overtake Robert....
The Big Apple
Scenes 1-4. Prologue
The stage is set with a New York City scene. The stars of the show arrive by helicopter. They sing and dance among the skyscrapers and then parade along to Times Square.
Singer: Haruna Yuri
Gentleman: Misato Kei, Daichi Mao
Scene 5. The Big Apple
Two of the stars sing amusing songs and dance to a happy beat.
Stars: Haruna Yuri, Misato Kei
Scene 6-7. Broadway
A student in a dance class dreams of someday becoming a great Broadway musical star.
Male dancer: Daichi Mao
Female dancer: Seri Machika
Dancers: Jou Haruki, Gojou Aisen, Tsurugi Miyuki, Ibuki Ai
Scene 8. Jazz
In a small bar in downtown in New York, a pianist, waitress, and children sing and dance joyfully, and then the waiter tapdances triumphantly.
Nice guy: Haruna Yuri
Show danc: Gojou Aisen
Guys: Misato Kei, Fujishiro Jun
Girls: Jou Haruki, Eri Miyuki
Scenes 10-14. New York After Dark
The New York lights reflect the happiness of its people who enjoy the gaiety of festivals such as Easter and Hallowe'en in the city streets at night.
Mephistopheles: Daichi Mao
Witch singers: Yuu Hikari, Arata Chihiro
Afrolook man: Misato Kei
Afrolook girls: Jou Haruki, Kyou Misa, Kuni Natsuki, Gojou Aisen
Black star: Haruna Yuri
Scene 15. The Subway
A youth is killed in a fight. His friends mourn for him.
Black boys: Daichi Mao, Tsurugi Miyuki
Boys: Fujishiro Jun, Seri Machika
Scenes 16-17. Harlem
A woman sings a gospel song.
Gospel singer: Misato Kei
Scene 18. The YMCA
A gay boy trys a wide range of sports.
Young man: Misato Kei
Young gal: Yuu Hikari
Scene 19. Radio City
A kickline does a "Rockette" style number in front of a mirror.
Scenes 20-22. The Big Apple
Two couples dance to the theme song sung by another of the stars of the show. All the stars parade on stage to ring down the curtain.
Dancers: Haruna Yuri, Daichi Mao
Singer: Misato Kei
Stars: Haruna Yuri, Misato Kei, Daichi Mao, Gojou Aisen
Singers: Jou Haruki, Yuu Hikari, Arata Chihiro
- Final performance for Haruna Yuri as the Top star of the Moon Troupe.
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