The New Xavier Cugat Orchestra

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Hold onto your seats, because this show is non-stop big band electricity! Immerse yourself in the explosive energy of Babalu-cy! and the new Xavier Cugat Orchestra then bask in Greg Gomez’s masterful portrayal of Desi Arnaz’s intoxicating allure! Featuring highlights from the Off-Broadway hit “Babalu-cy”, the original Cugat arrangements, gorgeous Cugat-style costumes and the superb dancing of Tango Romantico, this production leaves one deliciously out of breath and begging for more!

The Orchestra – Since 1933 when the Xavier Cugat Orchestra took the stage at the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, this wall of sound has been a mainstay of Latin Music in America. Their style and arrangements are immedietely recognizable and loved by fans.

The Leader – Cugat’s greatest protégé was undoubtedly the young Cuban sensation who later went on to become an American household legend as Ricky Ricardo: Desi Arnaz! Bask in Greg Gomez’s masterful portrayal of Desi Arnaz’s intoxicating allure!

The Dancers – What would a dance band be without poeple dancing? The New Xavier Cugat follows Cugat’s own tradition of having an exciting dance team, “Tango Romantico” perform every manner of Latin dances: the cha-cha, the mambo, the rumba and more. In addition, depending on the venue, we are sometimes able to invite people to dance at the front of the stage.