**** Highly Recommended **** “An American in Paris” is a romantic, graceful yet athletic celebration in dance set to the glorious music of George Gershwin. ‘Amazing’ was the word I heard over and over in the lobby after the show as people were talking about the dancers, the music, even the staging! Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who choreographed the new Chicago-centric “Nutcracker” for the Joffrey, adds another dimension to his staging. I loved “An American in Paris”. 4 BIG Spotlights
“An American in Paris” runs through August 13th at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm, with a 2:00 matinee on Wednesday; Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $27-$103. Most reasonable parking option is the garage on Randolph between Michigan and Wabash (across from the Cultural Center) at $15. FYI (312) 977-1710, (800) 775-2000, www.broadwayinchicago.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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