An American in Paris
You are always spoilt for choice when it comes to London West End shows. There are always many great shows and plays running in theatreland. I recently went to see An American in Paris, which is playing at the Dominion Theatre.
It’s a show that will be ending its run on the 6th January, so if it’s one that you’ve been meaning to see, I wouldn’t hang around. There are only a few shows left before it closes.
It’s set in Paris in 1945 and follows the lives of characters living in the city, post the second world war.
The musical score is really uplifting and I thought the whole show was well executed. The songs may well be known to you, they were timeless classics penned by George and Ira Gershwin. The scenes flow from one to next flawlessly which really adds to the theatre of the show. The characters are really likeable and so you are rooting for them in this feel-good musical.
The dancing was absolutely brilliant. This was the real highlight of the show for me. The moves that the cast pulled off, were astounding. They must be super-fit to be able to dance like that every day, sometimes twice a day. The dancing was beautiful, well-timed and mesmerising.
I’m personally a bit sad this show is closing soon because I would have probably gone to see it a second time. I really enjoyed it from start to finish. But I’ll have to research this a bit more, perhaps it is going on tour and I might be able to see this at one of my local theatres. From the critics’ view, this musical received 28 five star reviews, which I am led to believe is a record. I would wholeheartedly agree with this.
So perhaps it’s worth a look before it closes? What shows would you like to see next year at the theatre?
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