By Susan Soon He Stanton
Directed by Leslie Ishii
Choreography by Cindera Che

“A high degree of skill and individuality accompanies Takarazuka!!!...elegant…handsome production” – LA Times
“Fascinating…engaging” – Downtown News
“Simply brilliant” – Broadway World
“Wow!” – Stage Scene LA

In community partnership with Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and AARP

November 6, 2014 thru December 7, 2014

Yuko is the Top Star of the Takarazuka, an all-female Japanese performance troupe, that has put on lavishly staged spectacles for decades. Facing retirement, Yuko begins to be haunted by the ghost of a former top star. Mysterious events happen at the theater as Yuko’s sayonara performance looms and a new star is set to rise to the top in this thrilling and seductive new play.

*This production is not affiliated with “The Takarazuka Revue Company” of Japan.

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes and includes one 15-minute intermission.


Preview Performances

Previews are Thursday, November 6; Friday, November 7; and Saturday, November 8 (all at 8 p.m.), and Sunday, November 9, at 2 p.m.

Opening Night

A ticket to opening night on Wednesday, November 12, at 8 p.m. includes a 7 p.m. pre-performance cocktail reception and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team. (Call EWP for ticket prices and availability.)

Pay-What-You-Can Performance

Wednesday, November 26, at 8 p.m.

Post-Show Discussion

Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m.

A chat with the performers and creative team immediately follows the show.

Wine Down Fridays

A complimentary glass of red or white wine will be served before the Friday show during the regular performance run. (Interested parties must be 21 years of age or older to drink).


Creative Team

Set design by Tesshi Nakagawa
Costume Design by June Suepunpuck
Lighting Design by Jason Bieber
Original Composition and Sound Design by Nathan Wang
Titles Design by Nicholas Drashner
Prop Master by Yee Eun Nam
Stage Manager Maya Rodgers

For hi-res photos, please contact PR/Marketing Manager Kat Carrido at kcarrido@eastwestplayers.org. All photos by Michael Lamont.