C'est magnifique! Saenger's 'An American in Paris' dances its way into audience's heart

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The new musical adaptation of "An American in Paris" is quite simply the most visually stunning show presented in years. The excellent cast in this touring production is led by McGee Maddox, playing Jerry Mulligan, the titular painter, and Allison Walsh as Lise. Each has a long list of credits with major ballet companies and the chemistry they exude explodes from the stage when they dance together. Maddox captures that virile quality of dancing that always set Gene Kelly apart. And Walsh is a sublime beauty who moves with supple grace.