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About the Recordings

The complete cast recording from the Takarazuka Revue's 2008 Star Troupe production of Pimpernel is currently available as a 2-CD set, from TCA Pictures. The cast is led by Kei Aran as Percy, Asuka Toono as Marguerite and Reon Yuzuki as Chauvelin.

A DVD of the production is also available from TCA Pictures (which has a video preview available online) and Takarazuka Video. The DVD includes alternate angles and two bonus tracks - one from a press conference, including discussion about the show and performances of "A Piece of Courage" and "The Riddle" (approx. 13 minutes) and the other showing rehearsal footage (approx. 10 minutes). The DVD does not include subtitles.

This production was released on Blu-ray, on 25 February 2011. It is available as a standalone release from TCA Pictures and Takarazuka Video, and also as part of a boxed set with the 2006 Cosmos Troupe production of Never Say Goodbye (written by Frank Wildhorn and Shuichiro Koike), and the 2009 Moon Troupe production of Elisabeth (written by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay). The boxed set of Blu-rays is also available from TCA Pictures and Takarazuka Video. The Blu-ray release includes the alternate angles from the DVD release, but does not include the bonus tracks.

Note: The TCA Pictures and Takarazuka Video sites are in Japanese and offer domestic shipping only. International orders can be placed through Noppin.com. The CD and DVD are also available from Sound of Music.


Scene List

Act One
Scene 1: Paris 1794
    A Piece of Courage* (Percy)
Scene 2: Comédie Française
    Storybook (Marguerite, Background Singers)
Scene 3: Streets of Paris
    Madame Guillotine (Chauvelin, St. Cyr, Robespierre, Townspeople)
Scene 4: Blakeney Manor, Wedding
    You Are My Home (Percy and Marguerite)
    Wedding Dance
    Prayer (Percy)
Scenes 5 and 6: Library and on board the "Daydream"
    Into the Fire (Percy, Dewhurst, Ffoulkes, Armand, Ozzy, Elton, Farleigh, Ben, Hal)
Scene 7: Streets of Paris
    The Rescue
    Falcon in the Dive (Chauvelin)
Scene 8: Louis Charles' Confinement
    A Piece of Courage Reprise* (Percy, Louis Charles)
Scene 9: Blakeney Manor, Drawing Room
    The Scarlet Pimpernel (Ladies, Marguerite and Percy)
    When I Look at You (Marguerite)
Scene 10: Blakeney Manor, Garden
    You Are My Home Reprise (Dewhurst, Ffoulkes, Armand, Marie, Suzanne, Cate, Ensemble)
    Where's the Girl? (Chauvelin)
Scene 11, Blakeney Manor, Library
    The Creation of Man (Percy and his men)
Scene 12: Marie's Atelier
Scene 13: Blakeney Manor
    I'll Forget You (Marguerite)
Scene 14: Palace Hall
    The Riddle Part 1 (Madame Guillotine Reprise) (Chauvelin)
    The Riddle (Percy, Marguerite, Chauvelin, Ensemble)

Act Two
Scene 1: Palace Hall
    Opening Act 2 / Who Is The Scarlet Pimpernel?
    They Seek Him Here (Percy, Marguerite, Chauvelin, Prince, Ensemble)
Scene 2: Palace Hall
    Ouilles Gavotte
Scene 3: Palace Waiting Room
    Our Separate Ways (Percy and Marguerite)
    Into the Fire Reprise (Percy, Dewhurst, Ffoulkes, Ozzy, Elton, Farleigh, Ben, Hal)
Scene 4: Paris
    Paris a Dead City (reprise of Madame Guillotine and Falcon in the Dive) (Chauvelin, Robespierre, Ensemble)
Scene 5: Tower
Scene 6: Marie's Atelier
Scene 7A: Chauvelin's Tent
    Falcon in the Dive Reprise (Chauvelin, Robespierre, Grappin)
Scene 7B: In front of Marie's Atelier
Scene 8: Comédie Française
    Storybook Reprise (Isabelle)
    A Piece of Courage Reprise* (Marguerite, Ensemble)
Scene 9: Comédie Française, Dressing Room
    She Was There (Percy)
Scene 10: Paris
    Days of Glory* (Percy, Chauvelin, Bounders, Ensemble)
Scene 11: The Pier in Michelon and on board the "Daydream"
    The Duel
    You Are My Home Reprise (Percy, Marguerite, Ensemble)

Finale A - A Piece of Courage* (Yuzuki Reon)
Finale B - Into the Fire (line dance)
Finale C - When I Look at You (Aran Kei)
Finale D - Days of Glory* (otokoyaku dance)
Finale E - Our Separate Ways (top star dance)
Parade - Storybook / Into the Fire / The Creation of Man / The Riddle / You Are My Home / Where's the Girl? / When I Look at You / A Piece of Courage*

* The songs "A Piece of Courage" and "Days of Glory" were written specifically for this production by Frank Wildhorn (music) and Shuichiro Koike (lyrics).

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There is also a Theme Song CD, featuring four selections from the show: "A Piece of Courage", "When I Look at You", "Where's the Girl?" and "Into the Fire". A karaoke version of each song is also available on the album. This is currently available from Amazon.co.jp (which also has sound clips posted).

A "Piano Sound Collection" was also released for this production, including piano arrangements of five numbers: "A Piece of Courage", "You Are My Home", "Into the Fire", "When I Look at You" and "Where's the Girl?". This item is no longer available, but information and sound clips can be found on the NeoWing website.

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