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February 4 - May 11, 2014
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9
Wed, Sat & Sun 2PM
Arrabal is recommended for audience members 14 years of age and older. The show contains adult themes, some partial nudity and a suggestion of violence. There are strobe lights, water-based fog and electric cigarettes with vapour used during the performance.
90 minutes - no intermission
New block of tickets on sale April 29 – May 11
ARRABAL, an exciting World Premiere, is an explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award® winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo.
Using a modern tango dance vocabulary never seen before, director Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) and choreographer Julio Zurita create a dramatic vision that is emotional, sexual and powerful. With a book written by Tony Award® nominee John Weidman (Contact), follow Arrabal, our heroine, in this coming of age story as she enters the underground world of Buenos Aires’ tango clubs and discovers the violent history that took her father and disrupted a nation. ARRABAL is based on the true story of the political violence that threatened to destroy Argentina in the 1970’s. With a live band and performers direct from Buenos Aires, experience the sensual beauty and political intrigue that is ARRABAL.
- Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
"ARRABAL is sexy, steamy and stacked with top-tier talent!"
- Victoria Ahearn, CP
"A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, DAZZLING TO THE EYE, SIZZLING TO THE EAR!"
- Alex Reynolds, CHCH NEWS
"What a show! Absolutely blew my mind! Sensual, political, gritty and sexy!"
- Melissa Grelo, CP24 Breakfast
"A powerful show that will move you and mesmerize you! Magnificent dancers, amazing choreography and compelling music!"
- Janine Messadie, CBC Radio
Join the Cast Before the Show to Learn to Tango!
Tango lessons are held on stage and taught by the cast members before each performance. Lessons are free and available to ticket holders on the day of their show only. Space is limited so come early.
House open: 1:25pm/7:25pm
Tango lesson starts: 1:30pm/7:30pm
ARRABAL boasts a cast of highly acclaimed dancers and instructors from Buenos Aires. Here’s your chance to learn one of the world’s most sensuous dances from some of the world’s best artists.
Watch the show from intimate seating on the stage and in the first row of the theatre. This unique audience experience lets you feel the power and heat of the dancers and musicians firsthand. You’ll feel transported to the milongas of Buenos Aires! Please note that these are special immersive seats. You will experience the show up-close and personal, and while you may not be able to see all of the action; you will be part of the action. Mobility challenged seating is not available on the stage. Drinks that are pre-ordered will be brought right to your table at an appropriate time in the show. Coat check is complimentary if you are seated on stage.
Show Goer Rating:
Arrabal rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 386 reviews.
(out of 5)
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