An American In Paris Philadelphia Tickets
An American in Paris Philadelphia Tickets
Playing at the Academy of Music at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the musical An American in Paris is based on the 1951 movie of the same name starring Gene Kelly. It opened, interestingly enough, in Paris in 2014, and other cities on the performance schedule include New York and London.
The show has also come to Philadelphia as part of its national tour.
The play follows the same plot as the movie: a boy-meets-girl tale where each is trying to move on with life after World War II, only to become embroiled in various complications to find love. However, it’s the great Gershwin music you want to hear, featuring “I Got Rhythm,” “But Not for Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “The Man I Love,” among others. It’s the terrific dancing you want to see, with many great dance numbers culminating in a spectacular 14-minute ballet sequence at the end. It has won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography and a Tony Award for Best Choreography. The play won a slew of other awards, too.
This is just wonderful, buoyant entertainment suitable for the entire family.
Academy of Music at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The Academy of Music opened in 1857 and is the oldest continuously used opera house in the United States. It is home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and “Broadway at the Academy,” which presents a series of touring theater companies and shows, such as An American in Paris.
In the late ‘90s, the academy was folded into the new Kimmel Center campus when the Philadelphia Orchestra was looking for a new home. It needed a place for “Philadelphia’s most prominent performing arts companies” and touring productions.
The Kimmel Center is located in Central Philadelphia and is easily accessible from I-76, I-676, and I-95 or via mass transit. The center also has its own parking facilities adjacent to the campus.
Being in the center of one of America’s largest and most diverse cities, you are never far from a variety of choices to enhance your visit to the Kimmel Center. Beyond a night at An American in Paris, there is more to do in Philadelphia than you will have time for on one or a dozen visits.
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In the film version, there is a 17-minute dance sequence at the end – it took a month to film and cost half a million dollars.