The Takarazuka musical theater troupe began a series of performances in Taiwan on Saturday, the all-female group's first show on the island since its formation in Hyogo Prefecture 99 years ago.

All 24,000 seats have been sold out for the production, which runs through April 14 in Taipei's National Theater.

The 190-minute show has three parts, beginning with "Takarazuka Japonisme Modulations" in which troupe members dressed in kimono perform a series of dances inspired by traditional Japanese music.