Direct from Mumbai, India, Taj
Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue will be presented as a Valentine’s Day
treat by the Lively Arts at IUP as its next Ovations! series offering. The song
and dance theatrical spectacle will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14,
2017, in Fisher Auditorium, located in IUP’s Performing Arts Center.
Showcasing the artistry of classical and contemporary Indian dance,
this musical performance brings light to the true, vibrant, and rich aspects of
Indian life entangled with modern popular dance skills. With 2,000 dazzling costumes
and classical Indian instruments, the show captures the magic of
Bollywood—India’s Hollywood. First made popular in the US by the popular
film Slumdog Millionaire, the style
of dancing is high energy, festive, and addictive.
is the love story between Kareena, a beautiful actress, and Arjun, a handsome
hero of the streets. At first it seems that they are both from opposite worlds,
but their love for dance brings them together. Kareena quickly realizes she must
rediscover the essence of dance, poetry, and meditation and the meaning of true
love. For this discovery, she must leave behind both Bollywood and the world
she knows. It is in these travels that the story of Taj Express unfolds.
Audience members are
encouraged to come as early as 6:45 p.m. to Fisher Auditorium for a Valentine’s
Day Mocktail Event. Several student organizations, led by the Pulse, will offer
up free samples of non-alcoholic beverages with Valentine’s Day being the
theme. Before the show, theater goers will have an opportunity to vote for their
favorite drinks in various categories, and prizes will be awarded immediately
after the performance.
Tickets are available
online or the Lively Arts’ online ticket website. Tickets
can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP
campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at 724-357-1313. Any seats
remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance.
Tickets are priced at $40
for regular admission, $34 for seniors and groups, and $18 for students and
For more information on
this and other events within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or
The Ovations! series is
funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships,
grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program
of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and