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Pharaoh no Haka (ファラオの墓; Pharaoh's Tomb) is an Engeki Joshibu musical starring Morning Musume '17 and select members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei. It is an adaptation of the manga of the same name by Takemiya Keiko which was originally published from 1974 to 1976. The musical ran from June 2 to June 11, 2017 at Ikebukuro Sunshine Theater in Tokyo.
There were two performance patterns, Taiyou no Shinden Hen (太陽の神殿編; Temple of the Sun Version) and Sabaku no Tsuki Hen (砂漠の月編; Desert Moon Version), with a few of the roles double cast.
About 4000 years ago, Egypt entered an era of war. The small country of Esteria was destroyed by its powerful neighbor, Urjna, ruled by Pharaoh Sneferu.
Prince Sariokis of Esteria has hidden as a slave that would help build the "Pharaoh's Tomb", and his younger sister Princess Nilekia has hidden in the enemy country Urjna as a maid in a priest's house.
Then Sariokis meets Princess Ankesen in the Urjna Palace. Although they are attracted to each other upon first meeting, she is the fiancée of the enemy Sneferu. At the same time, Sneferu also meets Nilekia, and they fall in love, unaware of each other's identity.
Before long, Sariokis becomes known as the legendary warrior "Desert Hawk" and rallies together many tribes persecuted by Urjna to begin an advance on Sneferu's palace.
Sariokis and Ankesen, as well as Sneferu and Nilekia, trifle with destiny. These two loves are to be swallowed up by the storm of war.
T = role in Taiyou no Shinden Hen, S = role in Sabaku no Tsuki Hen
- From Morning Musume '17
- Fukumura Mizuki as Ankensen (アンケスエン) (Lead role)
- Ikuta Erina as Marita (マリタ)
- Iikubo Haruna as Nella (ネルラ)
- Ishida Ayumi as SneferuT (スネフェル) (Lead role) / SaraiS (サライ)
- Sato Masaki as Yuta (ユタ)
- Kudo Haruka as SariokisT (サリオキス) (Lead role) / SneferuS (Lead role)
- Oda Sakura as SaraiT / SariokisS (Lead role)
- Ogata Haruna as Zig (ジグ)
- Nonaka Miki as Nilekia (ナイルキア) (Lead role)
- Makino Maria as Ali (アリ)
- Haga Akane as Rue (ルー)
- Kaga Kaede as Izai (イザイ)
- Yokoyama Reina as Pavi (パビ)
- From Hello Pro Kenshuusei
- From Engeki Joshibu
- Shiotsuki Shuu as Priest Menep (メネプ神官; Menep-shinkan)
- Ogi Kei as Minister Kes (ケス大臣; Kes-daijin)
- Original Work: Pharaoh no Haka by Takemiya Keiko (published by Shogakukan)
- Script: Shimizu Yuuki
- Director: Ota Yoshinari
- Music: Wada Shunsuke
- Choreography: YOSHIKO
- Producer: Niwa Tamon Andrew (BS-TBS)
|Released|| June 2, 2017 (Venue)|
July 12, 2017 (General)
The original soundtrack for the musical was released at the venue on June 2, 2017 and released for general sale on July 12, 2017.
The venue release came with a bonus postcard of 3 types: Main (Sariokis and Sneferu), Mural A (Ankensen), or Mural B (Nilekia).
- Itsuka Aeru Sono Hi Made (いつか会えるその日まで; Until the Day We Meet) - Sariokis, Nilekia (Sabaku no Tsuki Hen)
- Sabaku no Taka (砂漠の鷹; Desert Hawk) - Sarai, Izai, Ali, Pavi, Yuta (Sabaku no Tsuki Hen)
- Ai Sae Areba (愛さえあれば; If There Is Love) - Sariokis, Ankensen (Taiyou no Shinden Hen)
- Eien no Ai (永遠の愛; Love for Eternity) - Sneferu, Nilekia (Taiyou no Shinden Hen)
- Pharaoh no Haka (ファラオの墓; Pharaoh's Tomb) - All Cast
- This is the second Engeki Joshibu musical in a row in which Morning Musume has starred alongside Shiotsuki Shuu.
- Butai "Pharaoh no Haka" Navi, a special program showing rehearsals and cast members' thoughts, was broadcast on BS-TBS on May 28, 2017. It was later officially uploaded onto YouTube, but would be removed after June 11.
- Nonaka Miki learned to play the harp for her role.
- ↑ "演劇女子部「ファラオの墓」オリジナルサウンドトラック先行販売のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Gekipro. 2017-05-30.
- ↑ "特別番組のOAが決定しました" (in Japanese). Engeki Joshibu "Pharaoh no Haka" Official Site. 2017-05-23.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/_gekijyo/status/868760024121655296
- ↑ "美肌効果/ハープ！/イベント実現！@野中美希" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 12ki Official Blog. 2017-05-29.