"AN AMERICAN IN PARIS" ARRIVES AT THE SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER MAY 16-27.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
"An American in Paris.” the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Sacramento Community Center Theater for a two-week engagement from May 16 – 27 as part of the Broadway On Tour series.
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, “An American in Paris” is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.
The score of “An American in Paris” includes the songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," “’S Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American In Paris."
The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
The New York production closed in October, 2016 after playing more than 600 performances. A West End production of “An American in Paris” opened in March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre and closed in January 2018.
“An American in Paris” won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards.
The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of “An American in Paris” was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.
The creative team of “An American in Paris” is also comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director).
The producing team includes: Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.
Tickets for "An American in Paris" start at $25. They’re available now at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999. They are also available at the Community Center Theater Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com.
The Sacramento Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L Street in Sacramento. Groups of 12 or more can reserve tickets by calling (916) 557-1198.
In the first week, evening performances are Wednesday, May 16 through Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. pm and Sunday, May 20 at 7:30 pm. Matinees are Thursday, May 17, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm.
In the second week, evening performances are Tuesday, May 22 through Saturday, May 26 at 8:00 pm. Matinees are Thursday, May 24, Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at 2 pm.
For more information, visit www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.