June 13 - 18

An American in Paris



Broadway/Musical Theater, Ordway Music Theater

Approximate Run-time: 2 hrs 30 min with intermission

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!

The New York Times raves, “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Saint Paul on its first national tour!

Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
Produced by Elephant Eye Theatricals

Ordway Pre-Show Extra

Beauty and Art: The Answer to a War Torn World

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

Prior to all Wednesday night Musical Theater Series performances, join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the issues that intersect with the production’s social relevance. These 30 minute “happenings” may delve into a show’s historical background and significance; let you in on some of the technical wizardry that makes our productions so spectacular; explore a show’s social issues and themes; or all of the above. You may experience a mini-concert, discussion, or lecture, and you will certainly gain an enhanced Ordway experience!

Post-Show Talk-Back

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

After the Wednesday night Musical Theater Series performance and each Dance Series performance, audiences are invited to join members of the show’s cast, creative team, and dance company members in the Marzitelli Foyer for a 20 minute Q & A “Talk-Back”.