Part of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series
Taj Express follows the story of one man’s passion and another man’s genius. Young composer Shankar struggles with his music, and it’s only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol, A.R. Rahman that he discovers his path to success. The production reveals the secrets of the world’s most prolific film industry, and the people behind the screen who make the magic in India’s factory of dreams.
Taj Express rhythmically blends explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers and is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians performing live on stage.
It is set to an unforgettable soundtrack featuring the songs of Oscar winner A.R. Rahman.
With a cast of multi-talented performers, Taj Express is an uplifting show full of color, high-energy music and sensational dance scenes choreographed by one of Bollywood’s top young choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant and directed by Shruti Merchant. As director of Taj Express, she aims to immerse the audiences in the heart of contemporary Bollywood in a way that’s never been seen before.
Run time approximately 60 minutes
About Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation took audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society during their 2017 US tour. 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.
- Study guide: Taj Express (PDF 700K)