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Fans in Canada's capital city, are looking forward to seeing Arrabal, a musical whose previews have already received rave reviews from the press. The play is set for a smashing World Premiere at the Panasonic Theatre at 651 Yonge Street in Toronto. It features music by Academy Award and Grammy Award winning musician, Gustavo Santaolalla of Babel and Brokeback Mountain fame. The musical is directed by Sergio Trujillo, known for his award winning work in Memphis and Jersey Boys. Julio Zurita is the musical's choreographer with Tony Award nominated writer John Weidman writing the musical's book. Led by a creative team made up of the best in theatre, this is a musical to catch live by buying Arrabal tickets.
Arrabal follows the story of the main character, of the same name, which sees her take on the Buenos Aires underworld to find out who killed her father. One thing leads to another and from tango clubs, she goes on to discover a violent history that not only saw her father murdered but also disrupted an entire nation. The musical offers a one of a kind experience and features a live band and performers from Buenos Aires itself. From sensual beauty to political intrigue, the musical has it all and is already the talk of the town. The Toronto Star praises it as 'a total knockout!' and describes it as 'sensual, tender, heart-stopping and overflowing with emotion'.
Other reviewers praise Arrabal as 'sexy, steamy and stacked with top-tier talent' with CHCH News going so far as to call it 'a feast for the senses'. Similarly, CP24 Breakfast praises the show by stating that it 'absolutely blew my mind!'. The show features some of the most amazing tango dancers, straight from Buenos Aires. Those who buy Arrabal tickets will get the opportunity to catch all this live.
A production by Mirvish, taking place in the company's Panasonic Theatre, the musical features music by an Oscar winner and the recipient of sixteen Grammy Awards. It's all star creative team features a director known for choreographing the massively popular Jersey Boys. The dances in this musical are so amazing that many have described them as tango reinvented. Sergio Trujillo, the director and co-choreographer of the musical, is of Colombian origin known for his work on the stage. He has won many awards and nominations, such as the Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography for his work on the Jersey Boys.
Sergio Trujillo, a graduate of the University of Toronto, debuted on Broadway in 1989 as a performer in Jerome Robbins' Broadway. He then went on to appear in 1992's Guys and Dolls and 1999's Fosse. As a choreographer, he made his debut in 2005's All Shook Up and also choreographed Jersey Boys which debuted during the same year. He instantly rose to fame, that saw him working on several Broadway productions as well as Las Vegas, Chicago and US national touring companies. He also worked on West End musicals and the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. He is also the choreographer of the popular The Addams Family musical.
Trujillo is joined by Gustavo Santaolalla, a world famous musician, film composer and producer. He won two Academy Awards, consecutively, for the Best Original Score in Brokeback Mountain and Babel. He has also won a record sixteen Grammy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, the BMI Icon award and one Golden Globe Award. One of the best composers out their, he is responsible for the dazzling music in this musical, a perfect match with the sensual tango dance.
The latest creation by these amazing minds is all set to captivate you. Book your Arrabal tickets and watch what promises to be a musical you will remember for a long time to come.