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‘An American in Paris’ at the Fox Theatre,
Aug. 15-20

2017 August 2
by Susan Asher

The national touring company of “An American In Paris,” the four-time Tony Award-winning production that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season, will be at the Fox Theatre Aug. 15-20. The story, based on the 1951 movie starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, revolves around an American solider and a mysterious French girl, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Updated from the movie version, the story is still cheesy but the music by George and Ira Gershwin is THE reason to see this show. No two composers have ever put out any music greater than that of the Gershwins.

Some of the songs in the movie version have been excised but new ones like “(I’ve Got) Beginners Luck” have been added. Reviews of the national touring company say the singing and dancing are excellent.

“An American in Paris” runs Aug. 15-20 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets run from $33.50-$113.50.

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