1/16/2012

グランド・ロマンス『ドン・カルロス』グランド・レビュー『Shining Rhythm!』
I will go to see a Takarazuka musical with my boy friend in March.
When I told him explanation about Takarazuka, he seems to be interested in Takarazuka.
We will see this program.
Takarazuka's programs are always played for 1 month in Takarazuka city, and next 1 month in Tokyo.
I think this period is very short.
So, Takarazuka's programs tend to be weak, I think.
But I like Takarazuka's programs, so I want to enjoy this program!

1/14/2012

An Interesting Musical Animation (from YouTube)

When I watched animation on YouTube, I find an interesting animation.

This is an animation that someone suddenly plays a musical in university somewhere!
I wish they do that in my school.
He stood up and said “I have a question”, however he goes on to sing and walk around the class room!
The title of this song may be "Hey! Teach! Teacher!".
How strange they are!
If they do this musical in Japanese university, they are offended by teacher and other students!
I like American!

1/13/2012

Annie





Do you know Annie?
Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie.
In Japan Annie has been played by Toho Company since 1978.
The role of Annie and other kid’s roles are chosen by giving audition every year.
The audition moved me to tears every year!

1/05/2012

Choreographer KAZUMI BOY

Yesterday, I said I have my favorite choreographer of musical.
One of my favorite choreographers is KAZUMI BOY.
He is a free choreographer, and often takes charge of Takarazuka’s show.
His choreography is very peculiar, and attractive.
I like his choreography.


1/04/2012

My Favorite Composer Kuni Takahashi

When I see musicals, I always care about the composers, choreographers, and arrangers, and so on.
My favorite composer of Takarazuka Company is Kuni Takahashi.
He is a contract worker with Takarazuka.
His father was a movie composer, and his wife is an actress of Takarazuka Company.
I hope you to listen this music!

12/30/2011

Les Misérables

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Les Misérables was composed by Schönberg, and the lyrics were written by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer.
This story is set in early 19th-century France, the plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.
An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters.
The musical opened at the Barbican Centre in London, England on 8 October 1985.
It is the longest-running musical in the world, the second longest-running West End show after The Mousetrap, and the third longest-running show in Broadway history.

12/29/2011

My Best Musical

I introduce about my best musical.
I saw this musical first played by high school girl student.
It was at school festival.
The school in Japan is girls’ school, so they also act the male parts.
They are not professional, but the crop was so good!
Maybe they always practice and practice.
Next I will talk about "Les Misérables".

12/25/2011

Elisabeth 4


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These are parts of Death Dancers

Today I will introduce about my favorite part (role) in Elisabeth.
That is Death Dancers.
I don’t know about original Vienna version Elisabeth, so I don’t know whether there are the parts of Death Dancers in original Vienna version Elisabeth.
But in Japanese Elisabeth there are parts of Death Dancers.
Those are like limb of Death (tycoon).
Death Dancers don’t sing and acting but dance.
They appear when Elisabeth thinks about Death.

12/24/2011

Elisabeth 3

Ich gehör nur mir”, “I belong to me” (English), “Watashi dakeni” (Japanese) is the most famous song in Elisabeth.
At a young age, Elisabeth (Sisi), grown up in a good environment, experiences her first encounter with Death, a dashing handsome young man, which launches a love-hate affair that will span her entire life.
Lucheni claims that once Franz Joseph, the Emperor of Austria, picks Elisabeth as his bride - for once opposing his domineering mother Sophie - he began a chain of events that eventually toppled the Habsburg empire.
Elisabeth herself very soon comes to regret her seemingly "fairy-tale marriage" as the biggest mistake of her life. She feels abandoned by her careless husband, psychologically abused by her possessive mother-in-law and is chronically depressed due to her loneliness.
This song describes her mind. I like this song very much!!

12/14/2011

Elisabeth 2

Today I will talk about Elisabeth (musical) played by Takarazuka.
Takarazuka has 5 teams. (flower, moon, snow, star, cosmos), and it played 7 times.
In Takarazuka there are only women, and the leading character must be male part.
So, in Elisabeth Takarazuka ver. Not Elisabeth but Death is leading character.
The subject is the love between Elisabeth and Death.