DWTS Cheryl Burke performs with ‘Forever Tango’

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, 14 January 2011 through Sunday, 16 January 2011. “Forever Tango” just appeared on Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday, 12 October  2010.

Burke will also appear in the San Francisco limited engagement which begins Tuesday, 21 December  2010 and will run through 9 January 2011.  Tickets range in price from $45 – $100 and are available beginning Sunday, 10 October  2010 at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre box office, by phone at 415-771-6900 and on the web at www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com.

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.  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!  “Forever Tango” has since toured major cities through the United States, Europe and Asia.  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 bandoneón, the accordion-like instrument that is the mainstay of tango music.  The “Forever Tango” orchestra boasts four of only 200 bandoneón players known worldwide.  The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo.

Tickets from $30 – $100 are available beginning Friday, 15 October  2010 by calling Ticketmaster Phone Charge at (800) 982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

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