An American in Paris musical tickets Carol Morsani Hall 12/2016
“An American in Paris” musical will be performed at Carol Morsani Hall (The Straz Center) in Tampa, FL numerous times during December 2016. Choose best time from the schedule, select preferred seats, get tickets in advance and enjoy great play!
An American in Paris is a musical play inspired by the 1951 Academy Award winning film of the same name. It opened at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015, following an engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Incorporating songs from George and Ira Gershwin, the book is by Craig Lucas. The musical won several Tony Awards.
The Broadway production will close in October 2016. A US national tour opened in the autumn of 2016 in Boston, MA and a London production is scheduled to begin performances March 2017.
The musical opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on April 12, 2015, following an engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs, with the cast led by Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen.
The creative team consists of Bob Crowley (sets and costumes) and Natasha Katz (lighting) as well as Jon Weston (sound) and 59 Productions (projections). The musical score is adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations are by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, musical supervision by Todd Ellison and musical direction by Brad Haak. The show features songs by the Gershwins, including “I Got Rhythm”, “Liza”, “‘S Wonderful”, “But Not For Me”, “Stairway to Paradise”, as well as orchestral music including “Concerto in F”, “2nd Prelude”, “2nd Rhapsody”, “Cuban Overture”, and the title song, An American in Paris.
The production is expected to close on October 9, 2016. The US national tour will open in Boston in October 2016, starring Garen Scribner and Sara Esty.
“An American in Paris” Plot
Struck by a mysterious girl and ready to rebuild his life at the end of World War II, an American soldier, Jerry Mulligan, decides to stay in Paris and nurture his passion for painting. With a little help from kindred soul seekers Adam Hochberg, a composer and fellow veteran; and Henri Baurel, the son of wealthy French industrialists and wannabe song and dance man, they imagine a future brighter than the atrocities they’ve recently witnessed.
When Jerry is reconnected with the mysterious girl—a stunning French ballerina named Lise Dassin—he seems certain that he made the right decision. That is, until he discovers that she is the very same woman Adam and he have been encouraging Henri to propose to.
Meanwhile, Jerry makes the acquaintance of a headstrong American philanthropist, Milo Davenport, who, struck by his talent and good looks, ushers him into the Paris art scene exploding with new life and post-war energy.
Lise struggles to choose between her obligations to Henri and what she thinks might be her true love for Jerry. As each man comes to terms with his own fate, it’s revealed that Lise is beholden to Henri because he and his family saved her life during the occupation. Both she and Henri realize that it is time to let go.
When the curtain falls on the opening night performance of a ballet that will allow Lise to claim her place as a free and accomplished artist in France, she realizes that she is meant to be with Jerry. They reunite at the River Seine and walk off into the Paris night.