Chantecler Tango

Chantecler was a cabaret on Paraná off Corrientes from 1924 to 1960 where Juan D’Arienzo’s orchestra performed.  This new musical pays tribute to the most important and luxurious cabaret of Buenos Aires with a story between the present and the past, of suspense and betrayal.  The orchestra on stage is very special.

While tango house shows in Buenos Aires are beyond the budget of most, this show is an exception.  Wednesday has specially priced tickets from 20-60 pesos.  I attended last night’s performance for 40 pesos with a third-row center seat in the balcony–a bargain for a musical of Broadway caliber.  Mora shines as a dancer.  The show is outstanding.  The director Stephen Rayne is English and studied in London.  They will no doubt take the show to the UK.


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