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Cheryl Burke To Star In FOREVER TANGO, Begins 12/21

Major General Mike Myatt, President and CEO of San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Association, and Roxanne Goodfellow, Artistic & General Manager of the Marines' Memorial Theatre, are proud to present the return of the internationally celebrated dance spectacular Luis Bravo's Forever Tango, starring Cheryl Burke, two-time Dancing with the Stars champion and Bay Area native. Limited engagement begins Tuesday, December 21, 2010 and will run through January 9, 2011. Tickets range in price from $45 - $100 and are available beginning Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Marines' Memorial Theatre box office, by phone at 415-771-6900 and on the web at www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com.

Created and directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango features a world -renowned cast of dancers and musicians who bring an intoxicating sense of excitement and passion to the stage. Through music, dance and vignettes, the production traces the tango's colorful history, from its beginnings in turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires bordellos to its acceptance into high society. Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow.

The original production took San Francisco by storm in 1994 where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks. In June of 1997, Forever Tango opened on Broadway where it played for 14 months and earned rave reviews from critics. The show garnered multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, and became the longest-running tango show in Broadway history - an honor it still holds today! Forever Tango has since toured major cities through the United States, Europe and Asia. The show's last visit to San Francisco was in 2008.

Forever Tango's cast includes 14 world-class dancers, a vocalist and an 11-piece, on-stage orchestra, anchored by the bandoneón, the accordion-like instrument that is the mainstay of tango music. The Forever Tango orchestra boasts four of only 200 bandoneón players known worldwide. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo.

Forever Tango will play San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre for a limited engagement beginning Tuesday, December 21, 2010 and running through Sunday, January 9, 2011. Tickets range in price from $45 - $100 and are available beginning Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Marines' Memorial Theatre box office, by phone at 415-771-6900 and on the web at www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com.


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