This show was canceled at the last minute.
Cheryl Burke, two-time Dancing with the Stars champion, will star in the internationally celebrated dance spectacular Luis Bravo”™s Forever Tango at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills (formerly The Wilshire Theatre) for a limited four performance engagement Friday, January 14, 2011 through Sunday, January 16, 2011. Forever Tango made their electric appearance on Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.
Created and directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango features a world-renowned cast of dancers and musicians who bring an intoxicating sense of excitement and passion to the stage. Through music, dance and vignettes, the production traces the tango’s colorful history, from its beginnings in turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires bordellos to its acceptance into high society. Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow.
The original production took San Francisco by storm in 1994 where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks. In June of 1997, Forever Tango opened on Broadway where it played for 14 months and earned rave reviews from critics. Â The show garnered multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, and became the longest-running tango show in Broadway history – an honor it still holds today! Â Forever Tango has since toured major cities through the United States, Europe and Asia. Â The show”™s last visit to Los Angeles was in 2007.
Forever Tango‘s cast includes 14 world-class dancers, a vocalist and an 11-piece, on-stage orchestra, anchored by the bandoneÃ³n, the accordion-like instrument that is the mainstay of tango music. Â The Forever Tango orchestra boasts four of only 200 bandoneÃ³n players known worldwide. Â The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo.
Saban Theatre, in Beverly Hills (formerly the Wilshire Theatre)
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Dates: Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 3:00pm
Tickets: Prices: $30-$100
Available online -OR-
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Report by Pauline Adamek