December 9, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 8

PAC Performances Set Box Office Records in 2002

The Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Cal State Northridge announced that Mel Howard¹s "Tango Pasión," the musical sensation that performed November 13­14, set a new box office income record for the university¹s Performing Arts Center.

The top five grossing performances at the Performing Arts Center now all have been in the past year. They are:
1) Tango Pasión/November 2002
2) Dame Cleo Laine and John Dankworth/March 2002
3) The St. Petersburg Opera Concert/October 2002
4) Ailey II Dance Performance/February 2002
5) Khoroshky, The Bellorussian Dance Ensemble/January 2002

"Tango Pasión," an Argentine dance musical that has been thrilling audiences on four continents since 1992, has performed for more than 3 million people worldwide. The musical has the best tango orchestra in the world, the Sexteto Mayor, and features many of the world¹s greatest tango dancers in the dazzling choreography of Hector Zaraspe.

"This is an exciting indication of the interest of audiences to come to the Valley for great entertainment," said William Toutant, dean of CSUN¹s College of Arts, Media, and Communication. "We have begun our growth at the PAC with a strong first step. This kind of response encourages us to move forward with our plans for the future."

The Performing Arts Center¹s spring season begins Thursday, January 30 with a performance of "Gzhel" by the acclaimed Moscow Dance Theatre.

The CSUN Performing Arts Center is located on Zelzah Avenue, between Prairie and Plummer streets, in the University Student Union complex on the second level of the Courtyard of Community. Patrons should use university Parking Lot G4 along Zelzah Avenue.

For more information, contact William Martin, director of marketing at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, (818) 677-7687 or e-mail

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