A new dance musical based on the classic 1951 film, telling the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city. More…
'An American in Paris' is the story of World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligans, who chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry's friends are also vying for Lise's love. This romantic tangle can only be untied through the miracle of dance set to George and Ira Gershwin's classic score.
See it if You enjoy extended repetitive dance sequences and know the plot well (since it's not explained well in this show).
Don't see it if You're looking for an engaging musical. This is extremely slow and quite boring.
See it if If you're a dance fan, this one's for you. The performances are great, also.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a show that focuses on story and great characters, don't see this. Both were quite dull.
See it if you really like ballet. The dancing is great!
Don't see it if you're sick of the trope where a man repeatedly asks a woman out until she gives in and if you like your female characters to have substance
See it if Don't. But, in seriousness, if you like dancing *gags*.
Don't see it if You'd prefer something with actual substance that doesn't cut the best songs from the movie-version.
See it if you love Gershwin and great dancing, and don't care how badly the well honed script of the movie has been butchered and distorted.
Don't see it if ...you expect the big ending ballet to reflect Jerry's experience in Paris (as it did in the movie).
See it if you like old-timey movies and dance. This is a ballet-heavy show, and the dancing is wonderful
Don't see it if the plot is... very problematic by today's standards. It renders the main characters unlikable and compromises the central love story
See it if You're solely in it for the ballet dancing, or you're looking for an overly cliched, unoriginal plot with lack-luster characters.
Don't see it if You're looking for talented singing or acting, or you want a well-developed plot/characters.
See it if You like dance. This was more of a ballet than a musical. It was all music I've heard in other shows and nothing felt new or refreshing.
Don't see it if If you want excitement.
See it if You really enjoy beautiful dancing and great singing
Don't see it if You are interested in the story line because the story was just awful
See it if You love musicals and don't have much theater experience.
Don't see it if You loved the movie. It's not the same story and music is taken from other Gershwin works. The story is trite.I was really disappointed.
See it if You like old musicals.
Don't see it if You are a feminist, a woman, or anyone who believes in respecting a woman’s opinion. This show should never have been revived. Too dated.
See it if you love ballet, classic American musicals, and old Hollywood.
Don't see it if you want something relevant and mentally stimulating. There is no diversity in the cast. It's just a pretty girl who three men love. Bleh.
See it if You enjoy dancing, but don't care about being true to a story that is supposed to be emulated.
Don't see it if You loved the movie. They completely transformed the storyline from the film, to the point of losing theatricality that was already present.
See it if You like dancing and boring music and predictable, slow plots and/or nothing really happening in the first act.
Don't see it if You hate boring shows that barely have a plot in the first act and only have one great dance scene.