Takarazuka Revue Flower Troupe Tokyo Takarazuka Theater Last Performance
『ME AND MY GIRL』Live Broadcast
Date: Sunday, July 31st, 2016 from 14:30 (Hong Kong and Taiwan Time).
Venue: Hong Kong and Taiwan.
*Please note that there is no casts' greeting of last performance nor graduate greeting in this live broadcast.*
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It is now confirmed that the last performance of Takarazuka Revue Flower Troupe UCC Musical “ME AND MY GIRL,” staged on Sunday, July 31st 2016, will be live broadcasted to movie theaters in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.
“ME AND MY GIRL” is a smash hit musical first performed in London in 1937, and has recorded 1646 times of long runs.
It is a romantic comedy set in the 1930s in London, which depicts the growth of a young man named William (Bill), who is a prestigious aristocratic heir and grew up in downtown, to become a real gentleman. The story is also a love story with his lover Sally.
In 1987, Takarazuka Revue has staged the musical with the casts Miyuki Tsurugi and Ai Kodama in Moon Troupe and it became a huge hit that it was revived again that year. The musical was played over and over again in Moon Troupe with the casts Yuki Amami and Kayo Asano in 1995, and with Jun Sena and Kanami Ayano in 2008.
This time, the Flower Troupe, starring Rio Asumi and Maria Kano, will challenge the world of this heart-warming musical.
Enjoy this timeless masterpiece with full of charming characters and warm and happy songs, at your nearest movie theater!
預計於2016年7月31日（日）上演的寶塚歌劇 花組UCC音樂劇『ME AND MY GIRL』東京寶塚劇場公演最終公演，將同時於日本、香港、台灣電影院舉辦現場直播。
知名音樂劇「ME AND MY GIRL」1937年在倫敦首演之後，截至目前為止共計上演了1646次。以1930年代的倫敦為舞台，描寫在平民區長大的名門貴族繼承人威廉（比爾）如何成為一位獨當一面的紳士，以及與戀人莎莉的愛情故事為主軸的浪漫喜劇。
UCC Musical『ME AND MY GIRL』
Book and Lyrics by L.ARTHUR ROSE and DOUGLAS FURBER
Music by NOEL GAY
Book revised by STEPHEN FRY Contributions to revisions by MIKE OCKRENT
Lyrics and script by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Music by Noel Gay
Book revised by Stephen Fry
Contributing revisions by Mike Ockrent
Adaptation by Hirotoshi Ohara
Adaptation and direction by Akio Miki
Takarazuka Revue Flower Troupe
Rio Asumi, Maria Kano
It is 1930s London. Due to the passing of the Earl of Hareford, his younger sister, Duchess Maria of Dene (Ayaka Osaki), is administering his household's affairs. In his will the Earl made his only son his heir, but that son is the late Earl's illegitimate child whose whereabouts have been unknown for many years now. Cedric Parchester (Mayu Otori), the Hareford family's barrister, goes in search of him. He determines that a young man named William (Bill) Snibson (Rio Asumi), living in Lambeth, a district of central London, is the heir and summons him.
The Duchess' niece, Lady Jacqueline (Jackie) Carstone (Rei Yuzuka), and her fiancé Gerald Bolingbroke (Maito Minami) are unsettled to hear this news as they had had designs on the Hareford fortune.
The family hastily assembles to hear the Duchess explain the situation. She and Sir John Tremayne (Toa Serika) become the executors of the will who shall judge whether the heir is a suitable one for the Hareford family, and only then will allow him to inherit the Earl's title and fortune. However, the heir who appears before them is an ill-mannered Cockney speaking young man. The astonished Duchess decides to have Bill educated in etiquette so he will not be an embarrassment to the dignified House of Hareford as its heir. Then, with the ulterior motive of gaining his favor, Jackie volunteers to instruct Bill and attempts to seduce him. Bill, however, has a lover: Sally Smith (Maria Kano). At first Sally is honestly delighted to join the Hareford family with Bill, but the more she learns about the situation, the more she comes to believe she should distance herself from Bill so as not to ruin this golden opportunity for him.
Meanwhile, the Duchess and Sir John, the executors of the will, continue with Bill's lessons on being a member of the nobility...