February 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center
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Direct from Film-City Mumbai, India, Taj Express is a
thrilling “Dance Romance.” Combining music, dance, and film into one exciting
performance, Taj Express explores the world of traditional Bollywood
We encourage you to arrive early. Starting at 6:45 p.m. several student
organizations will be providing a Valentine’s Day Mocktail event.
Organized by the Pulse from the Center for Multicultural Student
Leadership and Engagement, groups will provide tastings of special
non-alcoholic concoctions fit for this lover’s holiday. Enjoy, socialize, imbibe, and vote for your favorite drink, then see the show. Prizes for the
best drinks will be awarded in our Grand Lobby after the show. This will be the perfect date night for this special day.
This production fuses western and eastern culture with
classical Indian dance steps, sensual moves, traditional costumes, and
pulsating modern music played on classical Indian instruments. The high-energy
music, array of color, and sensational dance scenes will captivate the audience
and allow them to feel like they are in an actual Bollywood show. Through a mix
of action, comedy, melodrama, and music, this high-paced show will be an
excitement from start to finish while giving the audience a glimpse of India.
The storyline follows Varsha, a young, hard-working
journalist from an Indian family living in Europe. When she travels to her
homeland of India for the first time to write a story on the Bollywood film
industry, she discovers “The Greatest Indian Love Story Ever Told.” Through 2,000 sparkling outfits, bursts of
colors, and a glittery slice of Bollywood romance, this love story is a
flamboyant one and the perfect Valentine date.
Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2017,
by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or
by ordering online. Regular: $40; Seniors (60+): $34; and I-Card holders,
students, and children: $18. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively
Arts Office at 724-357-2787.
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