South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Culture Shock Miami Present Taj Express, the Bollywood Musical Revue High energy spectacular fuses music, dance, and song in the Indian Pop and Bollywood tradition

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Miami, FL— South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Culture Shock Miami co-present TAJ EXPRESS, the Bollywood Musical Revue, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM on the Main Stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. 


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 promises to take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society.


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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 musical takes audiences into a dazzling theatrical spectacular wrapped into 120 minutes of swirling colors, sparkle, shimmer and electrifying energy, which weaves its magic to mesmerize and captivate audiences all over the world.

TAJ EXPRESS is produced, directed and choreographed by Vaibhavi and Shruti Merchant, one of the dynastic families who have been in the Bollywood film industry for decades. The production is also the first original Indian musical to have successfully completed five years of international touring.

Having several scores composed by Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman and Salim-Sulaiman Merchant and Monty Sharma, the highly acclaimed musical tells a Bollywood story unraveled through high energy dance routines showcasing a surge of vibrant footwork and an illustration of emotional rapture. 

Full price tickets are $35 to $67.50.  These tickets are available online at or through the SMDCAC box office by calling 786-573-5300.


$5 tickets are available to 13-22 year olds and one accompanying guest, exclusively through $5 Culture Shock Miami tickets are not sold through the SMDCAC Box Office or through Culture Shock Miami ticket sales for this performance end on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Student ID and TicketWeb confirmation is required when picking-up tickets at will call.





TAJ EXPRESS is produced by one of India’s leading entertainment families, the Merchants. The show is produced and directed by Shruti Merchant who is amongst the top choreographers in the Bollywood industry. Shruti has been seen as a judge on India's dance reality show Dance India Dance. Alongside Shruti Merchant, is Director of Choreography, Vaibhavi Merchant. Vaibhavi has worked in over 75 Bollywood films and is known for her smash hits such as Dhol Baaje, Jhoom Barabar, Kajra Re & Kamli. Her recent work includes songs for Sultan, Fan and Befikre. She has received numerous awards for her choreography, including the prestigious National Award for Choreography, IIFA, and the American Choreography Award.


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. 

Thursday, February 16, 8:45am