PERFORMANCE INFO

Tokyo Takarazuka Theater

Tokyo Takarazuka Theater(TOKYO)
Nov.21 2020-Jan.3 2021
JAPAN TRADITIONAL REVUE

"WELCOME TO TAKARAZUKA"

Supervised by Tamasaburo Bando Written and directed by Shinji Ueda Musical

"A Farce in Pigalle"

Based upon Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Written and directed by Ryo Harada On sale from: November 15, 2020, at 10:00 AM(JST) - Price SS Seat : 12,500 / S Seat : 9,500 / A Seat : 5,500 / B Seat : 3,500
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)

Story

"WELCOME TO TAKARAZUKA"

“Snow, moon, flowers” is said to be the core of Japanese aesthetics.
The changing natural beauty of the four seasons, the emotion born from that: this is woven into the theme of this truly Japanese revue that could only come about through Takarazuka.
Takarazuka Revue’s tradition of western-style music combined with Japanese-style dance has a charm to it that we wish to convey to more and more people, and so this work is composed with the incorporation of famous songs that have been much loved the world over.
Tamasaburo Bando has been active not only in the kabuki world but a variety of other performances, but this will be his first time ever to oversee a Takarazuka Revue performance.

"A Farce in Pigalle"

The year: 1900. The city: Paris. The Quartier Pigalle, the red light district located at the foot of Montmartre.
It is a gathering place for artists and place for new love to bloom.
This musical transposes the world of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, said to be the greatest of the Bard’s comedies, onto the Parisian pleasure district of Pigalle in the halcyon days of the Belle Époque, while deftly weaving into its story several real-life persons who lived at that time.
The stage is set at the Moulin Rouge, a music hall that still stands in Pigalle to this day. By sheer happenstance, a number of men and women hiding various secrets come together in this music hall that is so iconic of this era. This festive drama brings together an interplay of romantic love and the intertwined and conflicting feelings of these men and women in a lively and entertaining, and most of all romantic, milieu. Together with the story of their love, another spectacular aspect of this piece is the revue scenes beautifully portraying the gorgeous and elegant world of the cabaret. The stage will come to life with the brilliant élégance that can only be experienced at one of Takarazuka’s spring performances.
This piece will be the debut performance of Takarazuka Grand Theater’s 106th troupe of performers.

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