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Matthew Murphy

Recommended

An American in Paris

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from June 13-17
7:30 p.m.
Every Thu., Sat., and Sun. from June 15-18
2 p.m.
$42-$119.50
Theater

Following the romantic beats of the revered 1951 film, An American in Paris takes place following WWII as Jerry, an American soldier, stays behind in France with dreams of becoming a painter. Jerry’s artistic aspirations take a backseat, however, when he grows smitten with Lise, an enigmatic Parisian woman pursuing her own passion as a dancer. Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon serves as director, instilling charm to the heightened romance. The invigorating musical score blends Gershwin standards with their orchestral movements to create an aurally sweeping atmosphere. The headlining duo are both seasoned ballet dancers: McGee Maddox as Jerry and Sara Esty as Lise (the latter having played her role as alternate on Broadway).