An American in Paris + Dinner

‘S wonderful! ’S marvellous! ’S awful nice! ’S paradise! ’S what I love to see!
An American in Paris is the new musical London has been waiting for. It’s a musical play inspired by the 1951 Academy Award winning film, starring Gene Kelly and Lesley Caron, of the same name. We’ve been to see this musical and it was fantastic – a wonderful mix of beautiful dancing and superb music and in a lovely theatre too. We have best priced tickets for the evening performance and have arranged an optional dinner for you before the show.

Date

21/09/2017

Location

Dominion Theatre

An American in Paris + Dinner

About this excursion

£112 per person (£96 excluding dinner)

The show opened in Paris and then took Broadway by storm and now the multi-awardAn-American-In-Paris-winning An American In Paris has headed across the pond to thrill and excite London audiences. It is now playing at the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre.

American GI Jerry Mulligan is desperately trying to make his way as a painter in Paris when he meets beautiful young dancer Lise. This chance encounter opens up a whole new world to Jerry, one in which art, sensuality, friendship and love combine against the troubled backdrop of post-war France. Featuring Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope as Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin, this is a production not to be missed.

Inspired by the Oscar winning film of the same name, An American In Paris is one of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved musicals and has been hailed as a flawless marriage of music, dance and romance. Exhilarating and impeccably performed, An American In Paris features more than fifty musicians, actors and dancers as well as many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most popular songs, including ‘I Got Rhythm’ and ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, who is supported by a crew of heavyweights in the costume, set design, sound and lighting fields, An American In Paris is a ravishing and elegant production American in Paris 2will sweep you off your feet.

The critics say:
‘S wonderful! ’S marvellous! ’S awful nice! ’S paradise! ’S what I love to see!

The entire edifice is so beautifully engineered that there isn’t a weak spot or a dull moment. With additional songs from the Gershwin catalogue (I Got Rhythm, ’S Wonderful, They Can’t Take That Away From Me) the music keeps the show afloat, even in darker moments. Drenched in vivid primary colours it has a visual splendour that few musicals can match and postwar Paris is brilliantly conveyed by gliding screens and back projections.

Wheeldon’s choreography is of the highest calibre, delivering jazzy solos, swooning duets and vibrant ensemble pieces with inventive style, especially the utterly brilliant Fidgety Feet sequence in which the lower limbs of chair bound ballet patrons take on a life of their own.

Fairchild and Cope make an engaging “Will they? Won’t they?” couple and there is superb work from Zoë Rainey as the predatory arts patron Milo Davenport. As an “art” musical it doesn’t quite touch the heart in the way the greatest musicals must. But frankly, when everything else is so gobsmackingly brilliant, who cares?

We have included an optional two course meal at The Cambridge, just a few minutes walk from the theatre.

The price includes luxury transport, your best-priced ticket for the show, an optional two-course dinner and, of course, our usual treats.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket with Dinner £112.00
Standard Ticket - Excluding Dinner £96.00