Tokyo Takarazuka Theater ［東京宝塚劇場］
The Tokyo Takarazuka Theater is Takarazuka Revue Company's theater which was made in 1934 as its Tokyo base.
The Takarazuka Revue Company is a women-only musical performance troupe and both male and female roles are played by women. Indeed, this is the only theatrical company in the world made up of female actors only. They have a wide variety of program genres such as musicals, revues, and shows. From "Berusaiyu no Bara (The Rose of Versailles) " to "Elisabeth," many different kinds of performances including western and traditional Japanese stories are performed.
The distinctive characteristics of the Takarazuka Revue Company are its colorful costumes, bright makeup, and spectacular stage productions. The troupe is divided into 5 separate groups, "Flower", "Moon", "Snow", "Star," and "Cosmos," and a leading duo (one playing the male role, the other playing the female role) is selected for each. A grand staircase with 26 steps stands right in the center of the stage and the climax begins when the lead star starts descending it.
The Takarazuka Revue Company was formed in Takarazuka City of Hyogo Prefecture and the name also is taken from the city which is also its home base. It is overwhelmingly popular among women and the company is generally called "Takarazuka" for short. Many glamorous shows are being performed also at the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater all year round, luring a large crowd to the venue.
The theater itself is designed in a way that the stage can be viewed regardless of where you are seated. A red carpet is spread throughout the entrance area while the glittering lights from the chandelier promote an elegant mood. With more than a total of 2,000 seats, this theater is extremely spectacular indeed and can hold a large audience for every performance.
Name:Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
Japanese Pronunciation:Tokyo takarazuka gekijo
Address:1‐1‐3 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access:5 minutes on foot from Yurakucho Station on the JR Line; within walking distance from Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Chiyoda Lines; 5 minutes on foot from Hibiya Station of the Toei Mita Line.
Price:Prices depend on the performance