Takarazuka Revue

Modern Period

The Takarazuka Revue Company was born on the 1st of April, 1915 and since then, with a motto of "pure, right and beautiful," it has been producing splendid stage shows which are loved by many fans. There are about 400 members at present who are divided into four groups, "Flower," "Moon," "Snow" and "Star," and each group appears on the stage in turn. Large staircases full of bright illumination, trapdoors, rotating stage, flower way and apron stage are used to create a big scale stage setting. The Takarazuka members, with luxurious costumes and elaborate lighting, play out beautiful love stories which intoxicate their audience.
It is extremely difficult to get into the Takarazuka music school which belongs to Takarazuka Revue Company. Students have strict training for singing, dancing and drama for two years and when they finish the school, they are entitled to appear on the stage.
The members practice very hard every day until a big stage is finally made up. They are coached individually to improve their skills and collectively to keep the whole balance on the stage and sometimes get carefully adjusted with the setting.
Another feature of the Takarazuka Revue is that they have a house orchestra to make live music for the stage performances.

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Source: The Takarazuka municipal government

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