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Valley of Xuanyao / Ray -Stellar Light-



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English Title: Valley of Xuanyao / Ray –Stellar Light–
Japanese Title: 眩耀の谷 ~舞い降りた新星~ / Ray -星の光線-
Romanized Title: Genyou no Tani -Maiorita Shinsei- / Ray -Hoshi no Kousen-

Troupe: Star
Year: 2020
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/07 - 02/28 & 03/09; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 07/31 - 08/06, TBA[1]
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/25; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 08/20

-Fantastical Musical- Valley of Xuanyao

Based On:
Author/Director/Choreographer: Sha Tamae
Composer: Tama Shouichi, Ozawa Tokifumi
Choreographer: Hirasawa Satoshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Misaki Megumi
Conductor (Tokyo):
Shinjin Kouen Director: Noguchi Kousaku

-Show Stars- Ray–Stellar Light–

Based On:
Author/Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Composer: Takeuchi Kazuhiro, Kai Masato, Aoki Tomoko, Takeuchi Satoru
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Hirasawa Satoshi, KAZUMI-BOY, Bryant Baldwin, Nishikawa Suguru
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazunori
Conductor (Tokyo):

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/23/20)
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 04/23/20)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No

Cast

Role (Japanese pronunciation of Chinese name)CastShinko Cast
Dan Lizhen (Tan Reishin) Rei Makoto Aomi Sario
Tong Hua (Touka) Maisora Hitomi Sakuraba Mai
King Xuan of Zhou Hanagata Hikaru Yuuhi Maki
Dan Lizhen's mother Mari Yuzumi Asakura Shizuku
Pa Zhan, a Wen fortune-teller Miki Chigusa Houma Toa
Wife of Pa Zhan / Priestess Shirotae Natsu Yuran Sui
Qing Liang (Keiryou) Tenju Mitsuki Sakishiro Kei
Min Li (Binrei) Otoha Minori Mizuno Yuri
Bai Yang (Byakuou) Ooki Makoto Kou Erise
Cheng Xiang / Dan Lizhen's father Kizaki Reo Akashi Reima
Village woman Shizuki Otone Ayazono Hina
Kuresaki Rino
Alma, a Wen woman Yumeki Anru Nijou Hana
General Guan Wu Aizuki Hikaru Kiwami Shin
Xing Yang (Kouyou) Sazanami Reira Harei Yuka
Tak Mok, a Wen man Hiroka Yuu Sayaka Rin
Nur, a Wen woman Murasaki Rira Miyako Yuuna
Mysterious man Seo Yuria Amato Kanon
Yona, a Wen woman Otosaki Itsuki Sumika Amane
Captain Takuto Rei Houma Toa
Tesha, a Wen man Asamizu Ryou Kusanagi Kizuki
Jin Guanglong (Kin Kouryuu) Toudou Jun Seharu Asa
Kaila, a Wen man Ayaki Hikari Hiroki Yuzuha
Chun Chong (Shunsuu) Arisa Hitomi Ruri Hanaka
Cli Che, a Wen man Amahana Ema Mitsurugi Kai
Buli, a Wen man Yuunagi Ryou Touki Raia
Ulman, a Wen man Amaki Homare Aone Towa
Zafal, a Wen man Minato Rihi Riona Haru
Queen of King Xuan Hanayuki Rira Sumika Amane
Ying Lin (Eirin) Kozakura Honoka Hoshisaki Nozomi
Ketoma, a Wen man Haruto Yuuho Seharu Asa
Ulak, a Wen woman Sakuraba Mai Kirari An
Imui, a Wen man Kiwami Shin Soua Takeru
Plat, a Wen man Aomi Sario Kishou Kazuto
Teij, a Wen man Amato Kanon Kisa Kaoru
Messenger of Liu Liliu Mizuno Yuri Ayane Miran

Other Cast: Miono Saki, Soubu Sakiho, Nanase Miki, Ouri Mao, Hayato Reo, Emika Rena, Maoka Noa, Hikari An, Ouka Rurina, Hoshikage Nana, Hitomi Kirari, Ayaka Koiki, Taiki Hayate, Saimon Neo, Aokaze Kio

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the number of actresses on stage at a time has been reduced for the Tokyo run. The younger cast members will be split into two groups, "A days" and "B days".

A Days Schedule B Days Schedule
07/31 - 08/09 08/11 - 08/16
08/18 - 08/23 08/25 - 08/16
09/01 - 09/06 09/08 - 09/13
09/15 - 09/17 09/18 - 09/20


A Days CastB Days Cast
Soubu Sakiho Nanase Miki
Ouri Mao Hayato Reo
Akashi Reima Nijou Hana
Kirari An Sayaka Rin
Kou Erise Kisa Kaoru
Yuuhi Maki Kusanagi Kizuki
Ayazono Hina Kuresaki Rino
Asakura Shizuku Miyako Yuuna
Soua Takeru Sakishiro Kei
Houma Toa Yuran Sui
Sumika Amane Hiroki Yuzuha
Ruri Hanaka Emika Rena
Hoshisaki Nozomi Ayane Miran
Harei Yuka Aone Towa
Maoka Noa Seharu Asa
Mitsurugi Kai Hikari An
Riona Haru Touki Raia
Kishou Kazuto Taiki Hayate
Ouka Rurina Ayaka Koiki
Hoshikage Nana Hitomi Kirari
Saimon Neo Aokaze Kio


Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


-Fantastical Musical- Valley of Xuanyao

Written and Directed by SHA Tamae


A millennia ago, the Wen people lived in the beautiful, fertile land of Yali, where they built the statelet of Wen. In around 800 B.C.E., King Xuan of the Zhou dynasty engaged in battle with Ma Lan, leader of Wen, and invaded the smaller state. Yali came under Zhou rule, but in the Valley of Xuanyao, a sacred place associated with the Wen's deity, Liu Liliu, a few resistance fighters covertly continued the struggle against their would-be conquerors.

It is now spring. A young man who has been dispatched from Haojing, the Zhou capital, steps foot into Yali. He is an aristocrat by the name of Dan Lizhen. Upon beholding the land of Yali, he is instantly taken by its beauty and develops a burning desire to help the people who live here. General Guan Wu, who commands the garrison at the Zhou fortress in Yali, is a hero whose legend stems from his feats on the battlefield against the Wen. Dan Lizhen's mission is to find the Valley of Xuanyao, where forces hostile still against King Xuan remain in hiding, and to bring them under the yoke of Zhou.

General Guan Wu has stated that it is their duty to reach a peaceful settlement with the forces holed up in the valley and guide them onto the correct path. Dan Lizhen idolizes the general and vows to do everything in his power to carry out this duty, even if it means risking his own life.

However, they are utterly unable to locate the Valley of Xuanyao. One day, as night falls, Dan Lizhen is guided by a mysterious apparition and brought to meet a strange man deep in the forest. That man says that he wants Dan Lizhen to teach him the lullaby he had been humming. When Dan Lizhen does so, the man says he will lead him to the Valley of Xuanyao. Dan Lizhen is suspicious, but he goes along.
Then, a dazzling light appears all around, and it seems to Dan Lizhen as if he is viewing a heavenly spectacle. He is in awe of the deities he sees in this soul-shaking experience. But then, Dan Lizhen is suddenly attacked by some being and captured. When he finally regains consciousness, all around him are the Wen, who relocated to the valley after Ma Lan's defeat to protect the sacred land of Liu Liliu and their medicinal secrets. According to these people, King Xuan wants to take everything from them: the fertile land of Yali, the incredible medicinal techniques taught to the Wen, and the gold in the Valley of Xuanyao. Which side is telling the truth: General Guan Wu or the Wen?

As a captive in the valley, Dan Lizhen must ponder this matter alone. As he does so, Tong Hua, a blind woman from one of the Wen clans, comes to Dan Lizhen and offers a deal: she will release him from his bonds if he helps her to meet her son, who is in Zhou. This woman is in fact the younger sister of Ma Lan. Earlier in her life, she had been kept safe in a folk house in a village, where she became a dancer. During the village festival, General Guan Wu caught sight of her, and she later bore his illegitimate child. Upon learning this, everything that Dan Lizhen has believed up to this point all comes noisily crashing down around him.
Where is the truth, and what path must he tread? Bewildered, Dan Lizhen takes Tong Hua and sneaks her out of the Valley of Xuanyao.

Show Stars Ray –Stellar Light–

Written and Directed by NAKAMURA Kazunori


"Rays can come in the form of light and heat. This show represents the beginning of another era for the Star troupe with the emergence of the troupe's top star, Makoto Rei, and a fresh start led by a new top pair comprising herself and Hitomi Maisora. Rei will be a ray, radiating light along with her shining Star troupe members as they sing and dance with fervor upon the stage. In this show, the gorgeous songs and choreography are all designed around themes of beauty and light."

Other Information

  • Grand Theater top star debut for Rei Makoto and Maisora Hitomi.
  • Final performance for Hanagata Hikaru (Senka).
  • Originally scheduled to appear in this performance, on 1/11 Amaji Sora was announced absent from both the Grand Theater and Tokyo runs due to injury.
  • Due to safety concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, all performances from 02/29 to 03/08 were cancelled.

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Footnotes:
  1. Originally scheduled to run 02/07 - 03/09 in the Grand Theater, Valley of Xuanyao / Ray was closed on February 28th and only reopened on March 9th for its final two shows. The Tokyo run, originally scheduled for 03/27 - 05/03, was rescheduled for August - September 2020.
  • Announced Aug. 6th, a performer has tested positive for the virus, so the show will be suspended. More details to come.
  • Announced Aug. 7th, the show will be closed through the 20th, with more details to come.


Created by caithion. Last Modification: Friday 07 of August, 2020 18:41:50 GMT-0000 by caithion.

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