After the big success the story got, Versailles no bara ended on the theatre stages. The first time it got on the it was in 1974 in the special Japanese theatre named Takarazuka, the first one to get the green light from Ikeda to represent the work and till today it had always had great success.
The particular thing about Takarazuka is the fact that all the actors are females, it was created in response in 1913, to Kobuki where the actors are all males. At the beginning the Takarazuka’s stories were all based on romances, and the men represented by them were defined as the “non-existent men” because they were able to understand the female’s needs.
Versailles no bara is still on stage after all those years and it’s one
of the most popular pieces of the Takarazuka, always having sold out all the
tickets. For the 2001 edition, the 110.000 tickets were sold out in 30 minutes.
And in the 2003 there was on stage the 1203 reply of the piece, which celebrate
the 3 millions of viewers in 20 years.