International Hit The Merchants of Bollywood Music/Dance Extravaganza Premieres in the U.S.
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All offers for World Media Group Presents The Merchants of Bollywood have expired.
The last date listed for World Media Group Presents The Merchants of Bollywood was Friday October 1, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University:
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Since premiering in 1987, The Joffrey Ballet's production of The Nutcracker has become America's favorite Nutcracker, touring coast to coast more than any other. This beloved holiday masterpiece for the whole family features the entire ballet company, plus local children's choruses, young dancers and a full orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's famous score live. It's the magical tale of young Clara, whose Christmas gift of a nutcracker comes to life and brings her to a fantastic winter wonderland. With larger-than-life scenery and entertaining storytelling, Joffrey's performance is an evening of pure enchantment and a glorious holiday tradition. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- “Their energy is electrifying…it's high-octane pleasure!” —The Times (London)
- “The Merchants of Bollywood has dazzle, shimmer and sparkle…it’s slick and sexy.” —The London Metro
The dancers’ energy, with bangles, beads and swirling colorful costumes, is electrifying in a frenetic flow of onstage activity to excite the senses with lavish, bold musical production numbers that feature all the smash hit songs from the biggest Bollywood blockbusters throughout its cinematic history. The Merchants of Bollywood will reveal to North American audiences how cinema resides in the heart and soul of Indian society in an extraordinary evening of music and dance at the heart of which lies a heartfelt story of a young girl, her grandfather and their love of dance.
Written and directed by Toby Gough, The Merchants of Bollywood is loosely based on the real-life story of the Merchant family dynasty, whose members have been prominent choreographers and filmmakers since the beginning of the Hindi film industry in the 1920s. The production features choreography by the internationally renowned Vaibhavi Merchant, who is regarded as Bollywood’s top choreographer today, and is set to music by Salim-Sulaiman. The cast is led by Carol Furtado (Ayesha), Dipender Singh (Uday) and Arif Sakaria (Shantilal).
The Merchants of Bollywood has been seen by more than two million people worldwide. This original production was developed in Mumbai, India, with 50 performers, 500 lavish costumes and 3,000 pieces of glittering jewelry. The show enjoyed a sold-out run in London.