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 takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. 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.

Ms. Vaibhavi Merchant (Director of Choreography) has been the Director of Choreography for over 75 Bollywood films and is known for her smash hits such as Dhol Baaje, Jhoom Barabar, Kajra Re, Kamli, and Dhoom3. She has received numerous awards for her choreography, including the prestigious National Award for Choreography, IIFA, and the American Choreography Award. More information can be found on www.vaibhavimerchant.com.

Shruti Merchant, (Director/Producer) is also amongst the top choreographers in the industry. Last year she was a judge on India’s leading dance reality show “Dance India Dance Season 4” and is serving as a judge on the show again in 2015. More information can be found on www.shrutimerchant.in.

What others are saying:

“Riotous, Exotic, Graceful.” – The Times of India
“The viewer is led to the heart of the frenzy of an India that is moving, swinging, respectful of the past and yet rooted in a fascinating modernity.” – LesProgres.fr
“A rainbow of colors, costumes and gestures that thrills the viewer and makes him want to go exploring these exotic lands” – Le Temps

Seating Prices

Premium: $60
Section A: $55
Section B: $50
Section C: $45

Seating Chart

Presenter Sponsor

Dr. Cynthia and Lamar Casparis

Producer Sponsors

Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation
The Heart Institute of East Texas
Sam & Brenda Johnson
Merrill Lynch

Director Sponsors

Richard & Jo Ann Rainwater
Drs. Bhagvan Malladi & Rhaghuveer Reddy
Jim & Ladeen Pluss
Drs. Kavitha & Lenin Pinnamaneni