Take in both a Play and a Show in a microcosm of a fantasy world.
Most Takarazuka Revue performances have two parts: a Play and a Show. Some even have a third. Every trip to the theater provides a different experience. During the Play you can immerse yourself in the universe presented in the story, while getting a palpable sense of the difference between the otoko yaku and musume yaku and recognizing the individuality of each Takarasienne. Afterward is a gorgeous Show of limitless fun. Both are packed with highlights seen only at the Takarazuka Revue.
In addition to performing original pieces, the Takarazuka Revue takes on a wide range of works from both Japan and abroad, from foreign musicals like "Me and My Girl," "Guys & Dolls," and "Elisabeth," to plays based on famous novels like "Gone With the Wind" and comics such as "Lupin the Third," as well as "The Tale of Genji," a great piece of Japanese classical literature turned into a musical.
Finding new things to love at each performance is just one of the delights on offer.
A stunning Show filled with energy and passion is quite a sight to behold.
Cosmos troupe, "Gone With the Wind" (2013)
Flower troupe, "Elisabeth - Rondo of Love and Death" (2014)
You can't talk about the Takarazuka Revue without mentioning the song & dance Shows. Performers dressed in one luxurious, gorgeous outfit after another proceed at a furious pace to produce a transfixing spectacle, and they join as one to create the Show. It is an event filled with energy and passion where you can fully and completely savor the beautiful expressions of the all-female cast of studly otoko yaku and adorable musume yaku.
Snow troupe, "Fancy Guy!" (2015)
Star troupe, "Dear Diamond!! - The Eternal Brilliance of 101 Carats" (2015)
The Takarazuka Revue is famed for so much, such as the "Duet Dance" featuring the top pair of stars and the "Line Dance" where dozens of performers move their feet in an unbroken line. And then there's the Parade, the finale where all the stars descend the grand staircase in order. The only theater in the world to put on such a show on a regular basis is the Takarazuka Revue.
Moon troupe, "TAKARAZUKA Flower Poems 100!!" (2014)
Flower troupe, "Elisabeth - The Rondo of Love and Death" (2014)