Trafalgar

Mar. 13th, 2010 10:54 am
matataku_hoshi: (Yuuhi "huh")
So the Trafalgar poster is up on the Hankyu website.  Needless to say I'm thrilled that Micchan made it onto this one, given that the last time she was on a Daigekijou poster was Paradise Prince.  More than that, everyone looks very good and I'm pleased with the poster design.

We already know that Yuuhi will be playing Nelson and Sumika will be playing Emma.  What I'm not sure about is Tomu and Micchan.  Tomu is behind the French flag, so does that mean that she's supposed to be Napoleon?  And given that William Hamilton (Emma's husband) is a British diplomat and Micchan isn't in military costume, will Micchan be playing Hamilton?

I'm hoping this is the case.  Napoleon would be a change for pace for Tomu, who seems to be getting a lot of jilted husband/lover/etc. roles lately.  And according to the summary Hamilton quickly grows jealous of Nelson and starts sending him into dangerous battle after dangerous battle.  If this means I'll finally get my villainous Micchan, I'm be very pleased <3
matataku_hoshi: (Nanami Hiroki "Bara ni Furu Ame")

I’m lucky to have been able to see three shinjinkouen performances since becoming a Takarazuka fan.  They’re always so, so much fun.  Shinko performers only get one chance per run to do their performance and as a result always put 200% into their roles.

Shinkos are always a little rough around the edges, but even with that I found the Casablanca shinko very, very enjoyable on its own.  There were a *lot* of promising siennes in the cast.

My review under the cut )

 
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan "stars")
Since I've gotten home, I haven't managed to get any work done on my grad school admissions essays. And yet I seem to have found the time to finish my Casablanca review AND write a Christmas card to Micchan >.> For the record, I went into this show thinking of it as "Takarazuka Does Casablanca." I don't think anyone could be Humphrey Bogart, etc. so I tried to think of this "Casablanca" as a completely different animal.

 

The Bad )

 

 

The Good )

 

 

Cast Rundown )

 

So in conclusion…no, it’s not an absolutely perfect show. But I really, really love it anyway, and I really recommend that everyone see it

 
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan and Tomu)
So we have our first image for Casablanca, and er...it's a little too photoshopped for my taste -_-;  It'll be interesting to see what the actual poster will look like.  ETA: Never mind, as [livejournal.com profile] quinquin  pointed out they posted the actual poster five minutes later here.

We also now officially know that Tomu will be playing Victor Laszlo, Ilsa (Sumika)'s husband.  This was kind of a no-brainer IMO.  (Keep in mind that Tomu and Sumika interacted in their hanagumi years.  Sumika played Tomu's girlfriend in "Scout") 

I really am curious what they're going to do with the casting (and not just with Micchan).  With two senka members in the cast, it really could go a bunch of different ways.  *sigh* I guess I'll just have to wait for shuugoubi, which should be sometime in the second half of September.

I'm expecting that it'll be Yuuhi, Tomu, and Sumika at the press conference tomorrow.  I worry sometimes about Micchan falling off the radar (she hasn't been on a poster in a while), but I'm really excited about this show and I'm choosing not to dwell on it too much now :)

Casablanca

Jul. 11th, 2009 02:52 am
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan Second Life profile)
So tonight I sat down and watched Casablanca.  It was AMAZING, and definitely deserves its status as a great American film.   If you haven't seen it, I really do recommend it.  I can feel my willpower and common sense melting, although it's not completely gone yet.

This only makes me more excited about the Takarazuka version.  I suspect it could be a very talk-y show, but it suits the atmosphere.  And I wonder how they'll incorporate "As Time Goes By" and the other songs?  Or maybe they'll have to go with other songs if getting the original copyright is a problem?

Anyway, I decided to write down my casting predictions.  I always like doing these and going back later to see how I did.  (For the record, I'd like to brag that [profile] wao_wao  and I predicted long before the summary of Paradise Prince was released that Tomu would be an evil, corporate villain trying to get Tani to sell out and Micchan would play Tani's friend XD)

 

Here's looking at you, kid. )

 

 
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan blame)
You can tell that Hokushou Kairi has permanently warped my mind when I start becoming excited about a Heian era nihonmono >.>  But we got Watanabe no Tsuna!!!!  (Okay, so this is what I had been expecting from the beginning, but I was afraid to get my hopes up after the disappointment of BeruBara: Alain Hen.

From my limited internet research, this is what I've figured out about some of the other roles:  )Cut for speculation )

 
matataku_hoshi: (Yuuhi with glasses by pam_hikaru)
A bit ahead of the game (or at least ahead of the official site), the website for the Hakataza Theater has some information about the upcoming production of Ooeyama Kanden and an interview with Yuuhi and Sumika.

They also have the official poster.  The color scheme reminds me of Asaki Yume Mishi II.

I have to admit, I'm mostly interested in this because I want to know if Micchan will play Watanabe no Tsuna.  (Anything less than that would be a demotion, really :P *knocks on lots of wood*) 

It looks like this just went up on the Hakataza site today, which makes me wonder if we'll have any more information on the official site before the end of today.  Maybe I shouldn't fall asleep quite yet?  (Then again, sleep is good ^^;;;;)

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Note: this is a backdated entry of a review I originally posted to [community profile] takarazuka under [personal profile] cherrytop, my real life journal.

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