An American in Paris

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall regrets to announce that the performances of An American in Paris scheduled for March 16, 2020 have been canceled in light of the situation surrounding COVID-19.

The Van Wezel’s Box Office will be following up with patrons directly affected by this cancellation.


In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor.  Winner of four Tony Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” 


“Pure Joy…An American In Paris is a TRIUMPH!”    New York Times

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