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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue Comes to Orchestra Hall

Bollywood musical Taj Express makes a tour stop for two Minneapolis performances, March 24 and 25


Taj Express, an internationally-acclaimed musical based out of Mumbai, India, comes to Orchestra Hall for performances on March 24 and 25, 2017. Through a fusion of film, dance and music, this dazzling international sensation promises to take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high-energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music.

“The energy on stage is very exciting and irresistible, every cast member is a star and the music, costumes and production elements are amazing,” says Tim Fox, President of Columbia Artists Management LLC. “This will be the first major coast-to-coast tour of a live Bollywood production and we know that audiences will be thrilled to see this fantastic show.”           

The performances will take place at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m., with tickets priced from $30 to $75. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release. Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.


Synopsis
Taj Express tells the tale of a young aspiring Indian composer, Shankar, who is given his first big break in the film business: to create the music for a brand new Bollywood movie, Taj Express—the story of the love between Kareena, a beautiful actress, and Arjun, a handsome hero of the streets. Shankar invites the audience into his studio and his creative world, as the film’s scenes come to life for the audience through colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.

Taj Express is presented in the US by Columbia Artist Management LLC. (CAMI). CAMI is an international leader in managing the careers and touring activities of the world's most prominent performing artists and institutions. CAMI has been on the forefront of performing arts management and production throughout the world for nine decades. CAMI is known to bring world music and dance to center stage with collaborations such as Dublin Irish Dance, Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, The Havana Cuba All-Stars and many others. More: cami.com.

Taj Express will begin touring in New York in February and continue across the country throughout March and April. To learn more about Taj Express, please visit: http://www.tajexpressthemusical.com/bollywoodmusical.

Taj Express YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/tajexpressthemusical.


PRESS CONTACTS:

Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations 
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Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator
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Neerja Patel, Neerja Public Relations                                                                          
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Live at Orchestra Hall
TAJ EXPRESS: THE BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE 

Friday, March 24, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Tickets: $30 to $75

Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.


 TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION 

Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Center, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change. 

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2016-17 season.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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PRESS CONTACT:

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Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator
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