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English Title: Top Hat
Japanese Title: Top Hat
Performances: Umeda Arts Theater, 03/21 - 04/06
Based On: RKO’s Motion Picture
Book by Matthew White & Howard Jacques
Based on the Screenplay by Dwight Taylor & Allan Scott
Author/Director: Saitou Yoshimasa
Composer: Irving Berlin
Music Adaptation: Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Honma Kenichi
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 06/30/22)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: No
|Jerry Travers, a Broadway dancing star who has come to London for a show
|Dale Tremont, a fashion model who meets Jerry in a London hotel
|Horace Hardwick, Jerry's friend; the producer who invited him to perform in London
|Madge Hardwick, Horace's wife and Dale's friend
|Bates, Horace and Madge's butler
|George / Director Corelli
|Manager Simpson / Luis (policeman)
|Elisa / Liz
|Vice-director Richard / Alan
|Calla / Sonia
|Alberto Beddini, an Italian fashion designer exclusive to Dale
|Flora / Clara (maid)
|Maurice / Jean / Fisherman
|Douglas / Roberto (waiter)
|Jim (porter) / Giuseppe (waiter)
|Mary / Selena (maid)
|John (driver) / Claudio (waiter)
|Reporter / Vera (maid)
|Dan / Paolo (waiter)
|Alice / Monica (maid)
Other Cast: Reiya Rion, Marena Yui, Reaki Mira, Ryou Mikuru, Miharu Ayu, Masumi Yukari
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Possible raceface ("Italian" makeup).
(movie summary from Wikipedia)
An American dancer, Jerry Travers, comes to London to star in a show produced by the bumbling Horace Hardwick. While practicing a tap dance routine in his hotel bedroom, he awakens Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) on the floor below. She storms upstairs to complain, whereupon Jerry falls hopelessly in love with her and proceeds to pursue her all over London.
Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace, who is married to her friend Madge. Following the success of Jerry's opening night in London, Jerry follows Dale to Venice, where she is visiting Madge and modelling/promoting the gowns created by Alberto Beddini, a dandified Italian fashion designer with a penchant for malapropisms.
Jerry proposes to Dale, who, while still believing that Jerry is Horace, is disgusted that her friend's husband could behave in such a manner and agrees instead to marry Alberto. Fortunately, Bates, Horace's meddling English valet, disguises himself as a priest and conducts the ceremony; Horace had sent Bates to keep tabs on Dale.
On a trip in a gondola, Jerry manages to convince Dale and they return to the hotel where the previous confusion is rapidly cleared up. The reconciled couple dance off into the Venetian sunset, to the tune of "The Piccolino".
- Top Hat was first performed in Takarazuka by Cosmos Troupe, for Asaka Manato's top star debut. Coincidentally, it was Hoshikaze Madoka's first performance as an official member of Cosmos Troupe.
- Wikipedia article about Top Hat the movie.
- Wikipedia article about Top Hat the musical.
- Final performance for Ouzuki Noa and Reiya Rion.
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