White Heron / Beneath the Brilliant Stars
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English Title: White Heron / Beneath the Brilliant Stars
Japanese Title: Shirasagi / Kirameku Hoshi no Moto ni
Romanized Title: 白鷺 / 燦めく星の下に
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 06/02 - 06/28
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Author: Tanaka Sumie
Director: Kasugano Yachiyo
Composer: Terada Takio
Choreographer: Hanayagi Jusuke
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Beneath the Brilliant Stars:
Author/Director: Takagi Shirou
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi
Choreographer: Agata Youji, Sasaki Kazuo, Suzuki Takeshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
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|Matsunami Teruyo, lord of Sagi Castle||Kasugano Yachiyo (Senka)|
|Milk Nurse||Kiyokawa Hayami (Senka)|
|Gonnojou, lord of Oniga Castle||Oki Yukiko (Senka)|
|Aka-hime, Gonnojou's daughter||Shirayuki Shikime|
|Run, Gonnojou's spy||Konoe Mari|
|Keita, Gonnojou's son||Miyoshino Kazuya|
|Kounoshin, page of Sagi Castle||Kou Nishiki|
|Suzu-hime, Teruyo's sister||Hanazato Yukari|
Beneath the Brilliant Stars
|Fred, famous performer and composer||Asadori Chiho|
|Linda, performer of Bennett's Troupe||Naka Mitsuru|
|Julie, performer of Bennett's Troupe||Miwa Hisayuri|
|Old Fred||Miyoshi Sakuko (Senka)|
|Bennett, leader of a traveling theater troupe||Awaji Michiko|
|Max, leader of a traveling theater troupe||Mizuho Youko|
|McCree, famous showman||Katsuragi Yutaka|
Other Cast: Mutsumi Chiga, Akatsuki Hidemi, Ayukawa Mitsuru, Ayukawa Michiyo, Shima Miho, Murasame Chizuru, Fujimori Setsuko, Yasaka Akemi, Kiku Kaori, Kurushima Wataru,Ookado Terumi, Sakuhana Yayoi, Sazanami Rika, Shiratae Youko, Shiro Katsumi, Shirogane Akemi, Senju Mariko, Hatsumi Yuka, Ashiya Otome, Orizuru Michiyo, Kouji Rika, Kei Hanayo, Konoe Anzu, Fujisono Satomi, Misono Chisato, Yuzuki Katsura, Aki Kaoru, Kino Kazuyo, Kyou Kaoru, Kodachi Kazuyo, Shiroki Yuri, Takachiho Yuri, Tajima Kumi, Naka Mitsuru, Nanba Aki, Misuzu Nagisa, Miha Kazusa, Akiyoshi Satomi, Akebono Maki, Kochi Kaoru, Chikuma Nami, Chitaki Noboru, Chiyoura Hikaru, Hanabusa Mina, Maki Kazuko, Marimura Misa, Ushio Reiko, Kushiro Kyouka, Suzuka Teruko, Setouchi Miya, Sono Yuuko, Nagare Sayuru, Nangou Haruka, Hanazono Toyomi, Yashio Michiru, Yuunami Chidori, Wakashiro Hikari
Ken-1: Ai Erina, Asaki Kozue, Ashiwara Mika, Azusa Chiyoko, Ibuki Yayoi, Orie Michi, Kiyozuki Teru, Chitose Hiromi, Chibana Sachiyo, Nasu Mikage, Nanomiya Kaoru, Hananose Kasumi, Mari Tatsumi, Mitsui Mako, Miyo Masaru, Muromachi Akane, Yumi Chiaki, Wakatake Naomi
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
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The Warring States Period.
The lord of Sagi (Heron) Castle, Matsunami Teruyo, was a beautiful young man of good reputation.
One day, a grand tea party was to be held, and the family of the neighboring state's lord, Takeno Gonnojou were invited.
Gonnojou, who was proud of his power, was planning to take this opportunity to conclude a marriage between his son, Keita, and Teruyo's younger sister, Suzu-hime, and his daughter, Aka-hime and Teruyo. His end plan was to get his hands on Sagi Castle.
However, Teruyo knew that Suzu-hime was in love with the page, Kounoshin, and planned to have the two escape the castle before the meeting with Gonnojou's family.
Prior to all this, a spy named Run from Oniga Castle had snuck into the Sagi Castle grounds with the help of the daughter of the gatekeeper. Strangely, Teruyo had fallen in love with Run, and though Run was a spy she was attracted to the gentle Teruyo and felt an intense passion for him....
Beneath the Brilliant Stars
Set in the foggy city of London, a stage where the sorrows and joys of the love of traveling entertainers are gracefully set before you.
At a nightclub in London, a large number of guests were dancing to the song "Tears on my Cheek". The song was written by the famous composer Fred Williams when he was young.
Fred's parents were famous vaudeville entertainers, but they died when he was quite young, and Fred and his younger brother Peter joined the traveling entertainer Max's troupe, where he became a headline star.
One day, while Max's troupe was staging a charity show, they encountered a rival troupe led by Bennett, and Fred fell in love with their headline star Linda. This was unforgivable to both troupes, so the two set out on their own.
A few months later, the great showman McCree created a big show in London staring Fred and Linda that brought together the Max and Bennett troupes. The show was a huge success.
Fred became famous as a singer, lived in a mansion, lived a luxurious life, and eventually had a child.
However, great happiness comes with great sadness. Fred lost his head over Julie, a star in Bennett's show.
Then Marie learned that Julie had seduced her lover Peter. She was so jealous that she shot and killed Julie with a pistol.
The incident was exposed to the public as a scandal, and Fred's popularity collapsed in an instant.
Fred, returned to his senses, realized that Linda was the only one he loved, and vowed to live happily with her and their child.
But their happiness was short-lived, for soon after Linda was killed in an unlucky auto accident while going to buy things for a party for the two of them....
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