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An American in Paris Comes To Austin Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:12

By Amy Elizondo

Every so often a show comes around that is so incredibly breathtaking, it is almost impossible to describe. An American In Paris is one of those shows.

Based on the film of the same name, An American In Paris teleports the audience to 1940s Paris, where we are introduced to Adam Hochberg, an aspiring music composer who befriends Jerry Mulligan, a soldier who decides to stay in Paris after the war and become an artist. They are joined by Henri Baurel, a wannabe jazz singer who must keep his love of singing a secret from his traditional parents. The three are all in love with Lise Dassin, a stunning ballerina who dreams of making it big as a prima ballerina in Paris, but she herself is full of mystery. The love story takes place around the making of new ballet starring Lise. It is funded by the gorgeous American Milo Davenport and produced under the pretext of a ballet company run by Henri's parents. Lise is torn and must choose between the man who helped her survive the war, and the man whom she truly loves.

The musical unfolds more so in song and dance, rather than actual spoken word. The set pieces all tell their own part of the story as well as the lighting and props. There is also an extraordinary intricate video projection throughout the play which really makes the entire stage seem larger than life. The design elements are so eye-catching; it would be easy for the actors themselves to be upstaged by the set. However, that is not the case. If seeing a triple threat is of any significance, prepare to see an entire cast and ensemble full of them. Each dancer's body encompasses part of the story and shines through into the audience. Every performer carries their own exuberant amount of radiance.

With show-stopping musical numbers like I've Got Beginner's Luck and I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise, An American in Paris is truly a spectacular musical.

An American in Paris runs through Sunday, June 3rd. For more information, call (800) 731-7469 or to buy tickets, click here!

 

Photo by Matthew Murphy

 
An American In Paris Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:04

You've probably seen the movie many times and now An American in Paris is a Broadway hit and it is coming to Bass Concert Hall this week. It is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and the indomitable city of Paris, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.

An American in Paris won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year's Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Cast recording of An American In Paris was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.

The creative team is also comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fischer (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrew Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangement); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director).

The score of An American in Paris includes the songs, I Got Rhythm, Liza, 'S Wonderful, But Not For Me, I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise, and orchestral music including Concerto in F, Second Prelude, Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture, and An American in Paris.

An American In Paris runs through Sunday, June 3rd. For more information, call (800) 731-7469 or to buy tickets, click here!

 

Photo by Matthew Murphy

 
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