Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan (僕たち可憐な少年合唱団; We Are the Lovely Boys' Choir) is an Engeki Joshibu musical starring Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Tanabe Nanami, Hamaura Ayano, Murota Mizuki, Yamagishi Riko, Kaga Kaede, Sasaki Rikako, Yamaki Risa, Oura Hirona, Yasuda Kei and Ogawa Makoto. The musical took place from March 14 to March 23, 2014 at Ikebukuro Theater Green BOX in BOX THEATER.
The musical was split into two versions with different main casts. Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomademo Hen (気球にのってどこまでも編) featured Hamaura, Yamagishi, Kaga and Sasaki; and Annie Laurie Hen (アニーローリー編) featured Tanabe, Murota, Yamaki and Oura. Yasuda and Ogawa performed in both versions.
The DVD of both versions was released on August 27, 2014 .
A revival was performed in late 2017.
The story takes place in the dormitory of a girls' bible and music school.
The four girls Yoko, Kaoru, Hinata, and Yuria sing in the same group and have been practicing after hours during the night. Sister Amada told them they might have to repeat a year if they score terribly at next week's competition.
When it seems like the group's unity is falling apart, the leader Yoko makes a powerful prayer.
And so that evening a miracle happens.
- From Hello Pro Kenshuusei
- Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomademo Hen
- Annie Laurie Hen
- Script: Ota Yoshinari
- Director: Oiwa Michiko
- Music: Endo Koji
- Choreography: Furitsukeya Kabukimon
- Producer: Niwa Tamon Andrew (BS-TBS)
The song "Karen na Gasshoudan" is featured in Petit Best 15.
- Karen na Gasshoudan
- Annie Laurie (アニーローリー)
- Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomademo (気球にのってどこまでも)
- Lyrics: Ota Yoshinari (#1), Azuma Tatsuo (#3)
- Japanese Lyrics: Horiuchi Keizo (#2)
- Compositions: Endo Koji (#1, #3)
- Arrangements: Endo Koji (#1-3)
- Disc 1
- Annie Laurie Hen (アニーローリー編)
- Disc 2
- Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomademo Hen (気球にのってどこまでも編)
|Date||Venue||Prefecture||Doors Open||Show Starts|
|3/14||Ikebukuro Theater Green BOX||Tokyo||18:30||19:00|
- Total: 19 Shows
- The Hello Pro Kenshuusei cast had to audition for their roles. Yoshihashi Kurumi, Kosuga Fuyuka, Nomura Minami and Ichioka Reina auditioned for the musical, but didn't pass.
- "Karen na Gasshoudan" is an original song, while the other two songs from the soundtrack single are covers. "Annie Laurie" is a Scottish folk song and "Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomademo" is a Japanese children's choir song.
- Tanabe Nanami and Oura Hirona were the only Hello Pro Kenshuusei members in the cast who did not debut within Hello! Project.
- "ハロプロ研修生ミュージカル開幕！#1" (in Japanese). Hello Pro Kenshuusei (via YouTube). 2013-12-11.
- Single Announcement
- Musical Details: Gekijyo
- Lyrics: Karen na Gasshoudan, Annie Laurie, Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomademo