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.


From KCstarlight.com:

An American in Paris is the romantic new musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, An American in Paris takes audiences back in time through vivid storytelling and dance sequences. In post-World War II Paris, American soldier Jerry Mulligan is awestruck by the beautiful ballerina Lise, triggering his decision to stay in the city and explore his passion for painting. From that magical moment, Jerry becomes engulfed in a whirlwind of new experiences, friendships and romances.


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.