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One of the best shows I have seen recently at PPAC. The dancing is
unbelievable. Don't know how they do two of these shows in one day
on the weekend. It has to be exhausting. The singing was also very
enjoyable and the scenery was beautiful. Fabulous cast, great job.
Totally recommend this show.
The combination of dance, music, comedy, story of love along with great set design and
transformation was fabulous. Sara Esty who has a lead role as Lise is both graceful and
energising ultimately stealing the show with her talent for both ballet and singing. The big
tap-dancing scene done by the three male leads along with a full stage of dancers
exceeded my expectations. We had Orchestral Terrace seats that were optimal for viewing
the entire stage. I loved it so much I would go again!
Favorite singer was Nick Spangler at Henri ..I didnt feel the chemistry from Garen
Scribner, . Best, most dynamic singing was when 3 male leads sang together.
Loved the set designs , the flow and movement of sets added energy to the whole play.
WANTED TO SEE MORE SET DESIGN OF MAGNIFICENT PARIS!
I couldn't wait to take my Grand Daughter Avery to see this magical performance of
a classic play for her very speciai 13th birthday present. I had built up the evening
by taking her to a French dinner, French motif birthday presents in a French tote
bag...and then the actual performance with live orchestra (she was impressed). The
voices and dancing were amazing. Like other reviews, I didn't feel the chemistry
between Jerry & Lise, but what I missed most was beautiful background historical
landmarks of Paris actually staying in the scenes, tree lined streets, metro kiosks,
bridges with those beautiful streetlights over the Seine, etc. to help us feel we were
there. I too, wondered about the "love connection" and how it happened with Jerry
& Lise--needed to be a little more overt so audience could really feel it.. Being a
"Francophile" my expectations were probably on the higher side.
Might have been politely sitting throughout the show but every inch of
my being was pulled into this performance. Ballet and Broadway had a
love child and called it "An American In Paris"...what a blessing! Prepare
to swoon, float, fall in love and still be singing the songs the next day.
I wanted to shout, "Encore!" I wanted Instant Replay. No wonder there
was a spontaneous standing O!!!
This was a graduation present for a young man who loves Jazz, Gershwin, and great
theater. All of us were enchanted. We watched the 1951 movie a few weeks ago and
agreed that the changes in tone, script and the addition of more music suited modern
taste. The best comment on the performance came from the young man: "It was so
clear that they set out to create art." Amen to that.
We were very excited to see the performance (12/9) but left the
theater disappointed. The Opera House is a beautiful facility and the
set design and scene transitions were fixating. Unfortunately the
acting didn't live up to the set or the wonderful score. The leads, Jerry
and Lise, shared absolutely no chemistry. Lise was devoid of emotion
and Jerry struggled to show any real interest in Lise or a "relationship".
The characters of Andy, Henri and Milo were terrific - nicely acted with
strong vocals. It amounted to a nice evening out, albeit not very
I was very excited about seeing An American in Paris but immediately
was saddened to see the small size of the orchestra. Many of the
orchestrations felt too thin,. When you are presenting such well known
pieces, the audience comes with an aural history and that was
disappointing. The sets were amazing, the company wonderful but I
felt the leads were lacking chemistry. There did not seem to be any
genuine affection between the two leads. It was impressive how
competently the leads sang. A good evening but my expectations were
higher based on the New York production.
I went into the show knowing nothing about it, but it turns out I knew many of the
songs. The costumes, set, and choreography were beautiful. I have very little
experience with ballet and had trouble appreciating the dancing elements (not my
cup of tea). However, my main issues with the play were some of the characters
themselves. Lise was very dour and cold. It was hard to understand why anyone but
Henry had much interest in her. Henry was a fun character, but the play constantly
toyed with the idea that he might be homosexual, then never went anywhere with it.
I didn't really get the interest between Lise and Jerry/Adam...either it wasn't built up
enough, or I just missed something. I'm willing to bet that a lot of the relationship
building was through the ballet portions. While I didn't enjoy it as much as other
plays, I still enjoyed it, and you probably will too.
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