An American in Paris Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 10



5.0 star rating Valerie from Costa Mesa, California


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!

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5.0 star rating Dee from Los Angeles, California


Dancing, sets, singing! It has it all. Fantastic performance!

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5.0 star rating Carl Olson from Detroit, Michigan


Excellent! The Detroit Opera House is a great venue. The cast was absolutely wonderful. Not one mistake was apparent.

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4.0 star rating KH from Boulder Colorado


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.

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3.0 star rating John from Detroit, Michigan


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 memorable.

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4.0 star rating Virginia Accetta from San Diego, California


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.

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4.0 star rating Carol Constantino from Orlando, Florida


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!!!

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