I’ve seen a lot of musicals in my life, but never one like An American in Paris.
Imagine a story told in song, like an other musical, but the actors are professional ballet dancers. So not only do they sing beautifully, but they walk with the grace of people that have trained for most of their lives, and glide across the stage, into each others’ arms.
The story, set in post-war Paris, is romantic, and told through dance as much as its told through words. The set magical, and the show itself is nothing short of delightful.
An American in Paris’ enchanting choreography, beautiful score drawn from the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, 14-piece live orchestra and a cast brimming with professional ballet artists will make for an evening to remember under the stars!
Tickets for An American in Paris at Starlight Theatre are on sale now for $14 to $142. Tickets are available online at www.kcstarlight.com, by calling 816.363.STAR (7827) or at the Starlight box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
I was given two complimentary tickets to the performance in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are, of course, my own.