Luis Bravo's Forever TangoFeb. 8, 2024 – Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango exhibits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot, and the arch of an eyebrow. Created and directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango was voted Best Touring Musical by Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on the Square and has returned season after season. Truly an international event, Forever Tango was also awarded the coveted Simpatia Prize at the 1996 Spoleto Festival in Italy.

MidFlorida Credit Union, Heartland Endodontics, and Dr. Catherine Cornelius are sponsoring the performance of Forever Tango at the Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College (SFSC) on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

“What an extraordinary opportunity for our community to have an outstanding, international production right here in the Heartland,” said Cindy Garren, director of cultural programs at SFSC. “It’s romantic, steamy, and dazzling. For people who love Dancing with the Stars, this show is a must-see.”

Forever Tango opened on Broadway in June of 1997 for what was expected to be an eight-week engagement, ran for 14 months, and has since been back to New York on Broadway on three separate occasions, the latest being the summer of 2013 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.  

Forever Tango features 14 world-class tango dancers, one vocalist, and an on-stage 11-piece orchestra in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo. “The tango is a feeling that you dance,” says Bravo, “It’s a story you tell in three minutes. It’s passionate. It’s melancholic. It’s tender, violent. You dance it with somebody — but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life.”

Creator/director of Forever Tango, Luis Bravo is a world-class cellist who has performed with major symphonies throughout the world. His distinguished credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Colon Theatre Opera House, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, and other prestigious ensembles around the world.  

Groups of 12 can save 50% on regular admission prices. Tickets for Forever Tango can be purchased online at, by phone at 863-784-7178, or at the South Florida State College Box Office located at 600 West College Drive in Avon Park. Tickets start at $30 and there is a $3 per ticket processing fee.

Upcoming performances at the 1,460-seat Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts are: The Official Johnny Cash Experience on Feb. 29; the Broadway tour of the musical, “Little Women” on March 6; The Bronx Wanderers on March 19; The Brothers Doobie on March 23; The Lynne Arriale Trio on March 24, and former lead singer of Journey, Steve Augeri on March 28. A free performance by the USF Gospel Choir is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.