Japanese theater troupe to perform in Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-07-21
By: Central News Agency

Tokyo, July 21 (CNA) Renowned Japanese musical theater troupe the Takarazuka Revue will perform in Taiwan in August, it’s second performance trip to the country.

The all-female troupe, known for its lavish costumes and set designs, is scheduled to give 14 performances at the National Theater in Taipei Aug. 8-16. They will perform two productions — the group’s classic “The Rose of Versailles” and the “Takarazuka Fantasia.”

On Tuesday, officials and top stars of the troupe visited Taiwan’s representative to Japan, Shen Ssu-tsun, in Tokyo. Rio Asumi, one of the two main stars of the troupe’s Flower group, said that in addition to the two productions, the troupe will also perform three Taiwanese songs during their shows — rock band Mayday’s “OAOA,” Huang Fei’s “Chui Chui Chui”(???) and the folk song “Longing for the Spring Breeze”.     [FULL  STORY]

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