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The Takarazuka Revue

宝塚歌劇団 (Takaradzukakagekidan)

The Takarazuka is the first troupe to introduce the revue to Japan. "Mon Paris", staged in 1927, heralded the arrival of the revue era. All performers are women - a unique feature, considering the composition of other revue companies around the world. The first performance of the Takarazuka was in 1914. The troupe changed its name to The Takarazuka Revue Company in 1940, and divided into separate groups called "Flower", "Moon", "Snow", "Star", and "Special Course" which have performed predominantly at the home stage, the Takarazuka Grand Theater, in the Hyogo Prefecture. See "History of The Takarazuka Revue". The Takarazuka Revue. Retrieved 2014-11-28.

THE TAKARAZUKA REVUE (Printed by Kurono-Seihan Co., Ltd, 1963)

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