Friday, February 17, 2017

An American in Paris - a Musical

One of my New Year's resolutions was to do more stuff.......well, I am lucky some awesome shows are rolling through the DFW area.  An American in Paris is glorious - sumptuous, beautiful, rich, and sublime. The dancing and singing were on point. The sets were visually stunning.

It's Paris, right after WWII and three men vie for the attention of a beautiful dancer. There's a lot more to the story than that - residue of war and other issues rise to the surface. The plot has a strong structure, and the musical numbers keep the story line flowing.

Gershwin tunes galore - I Got Rhythm,  S'Wonderful,  But Not for Me,  I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise,  They Can't Take That Away From Me

Hum along and escape to Paris.  S'Wonderful, indeed....

20 comments:

  1. Sounds enchanting and fun to do.

    Betty

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  2. I can remember the film, a great musical with never to be forgotten songs.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Sure sounds like it has it all indeed

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  4. I've never seen this but I have heard quite a few of the tunes.

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    1. Keep your eyes open for a touring show

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  5. We are enjoying plays here as well. Our local high schools and even middle schools do a tremendous job. (But our youngest daughters dream is to see Hamilton.)

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    1. I need to support the local school more. I dream of Hamilton too. Love the soundtrack

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    1. I love to come out still humming a tune

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  7. Sounds great! I LOVED the movie. (Gene Kelly, wasn't it?)

    Have a super weekend.

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    1. Yes Gene Kelly. These dancers were almost as smooth.

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  8. Hi Joanne - well done ... sounds an ideal film for you to relax into ... enjoy the weekend - cheers Hilary

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    1. it was a great show based on the film. I like live performances

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  9. I haven't seen a play in years. That looks like a fun one!

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  10. That's a music playlist that would keep me soaring...I've Got Rhthym, Who Could Ask for Anything More?!

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    1. Yep. You want to sing and glide out of the theater

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