- One ticket to Arrabal
- When: select dates, April 18 through May 11
- Where: Panasonic Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime; free tango lessons start 30 minutes before each show
- Ticket values include all fees.
Seating and Performance Options
- Choose a date and time upon checkout.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- $56.50 for seating in orchestra rows C–S or balcony rows A–F (up to $95 value)
- $32.50 for seating in the loges, balcony rows G–M, or orchestra rows T–W (up to $60 value)
- $56.50 for seating in orchestra rows C–S or balcony rows A–F (up to $75 value)
- $32.50 for seating in the loges, balcony rows G–M, or orchestra rows T–W (up to $50 value)
**Selections from the show**
Arrabal illuminates both the political violence that wracked 1970s Argentina and the country’s irrepressible artistic spirit—entirely through dance. “I was in jail many times, just for having long hair and playing rock music or being at the wrong place,” the show’s creator and composer, Argentine native Gustavo Santaolalla, told the National Post. His international career has included Oscar-winning scores for films such as Brokeback Mountain and Babel, but his thoughts have always remained with his homeland. With Tony nominee John Weidman, he devised a story that throws young Arrabal into the shadows of Buenos Aires’ underground clubs as she searches to find out what happened to her father in the ’70s as one of the country’s many desaparecidos.
The Globe and Mail called the music—as composed by Santaolalla and performed by a band imported directly from Buenos Aires—”scorching hot,” while noting that “the choreography never disappoints.” As they roam the stage and, sometimes, the aisles, the Argentine dancers integrate the strict forms of tango with moves drawn from modern dance, hip hop, and other styles. The result, said the Toronto Star, is “potentially the most exciting musical to ever come out of this city,” thanks to “visual effects to dazzle and a story overflowing with emotional resonance.”
Arrabal is recommended for audience members ages 14 and older. The show contains adult themes, some partial nudity, and a suggestion of violence. Strobe lights, water-based fog, and electric cigarettes with vapour are used during the performance.