An American In Paris


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals January 31-February 12, 2017 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

Content Warning: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is suitable for ages 6 and up.

Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!

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“The city of light is ablaze with movement in the rhapsodic new stage adaption of “An American in Paris” that opened at the Palace Theater on Sunday, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, a gifted luminary of the ballet world.” – The New York Times

“It’s been years—decades, really—since I last saw production numbers that were infused with the kind of rich, sustained creativity that Mr. Wheeldon gives us throughout ‘An American in Paris.’” – The Wall Street Journal

“A dancer is a thing of beauty, and there is beaucoup beauty in director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s ravishing production of “An American in Paris,” smartly but not slavishly adapted by Craig Lucas from the 1951 MGM movie.” – Variety

“one of the most sublime…” – Associated Press

“Not only is Wheeldon’s nuanced command of storytelling through dance front and center, the production also foregrounds a triple-threat revelation in NYC Ballet principal Robert Fairchild, who proves himself more than capable of following in the suave footsteps of Gene Kelly.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“From the first moments of “An American in Paris,”… it is far more than just another Broadway remake of a Hollywood movie.” – Newsday

“In the new Broadway musical, An American in Paris (*** ½ out of four stars), inspired by the 1951 movie, Robert Fairchild proves well worthy of following in the late legend’s footsteps.” – USA Today

“*****! I would beg, borrow, or steal to see it all again. This is a complete rewrite of the classic film, with an altogether more satisfactory structure.” – Financial Times