The Takarazuka Revue (宝塚歌劇団 Takarazuka Kagekidan?) is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales.
Takarazuka Revue: 『ガイズ＆ドールズ』This all-female musical performance and theater was created in 1913 in the form of the Takarazuka Music School, its aim of which was to offer an alternative to kabuki theater. The president of Hankyu Railways, Ichizo Kobayashi, was trying to bring in more business to Takarazuka, the city at the end of the train line.