'An American in Paris' at TPAC is an intoxicating celebration

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

“An American in Paris” arrived at TPAC’s Jackson Hall Tuesday night — and it’s just as “’S Wonderful” as you might have imagined. Inspired by the classic Gene Kelly film and set to the timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin, this Tony Award-winning musical follows a U.S. Army veteran and a mysterious French woman in the aftermath of World War II. A tough act to follow? You bet. But this marvelous touring production manages to honor all of the wonder and passion of the 1951 film, while truly succeeding on its own terms.