McGee Maddox and Allison Walsh have great chemistry and are amazing dancers in the lead roles as Jerry and Lise. Matthew Scott ad Ben Michael shine as Adam and Henri — with the sophisticated Kirsten Scott adding complications as competing love interest Milo Davenport, whose fortune is backing the new ballet.
I was impressed by the choreography — not only the ballet, jazz, modern dance (Director/choreographer Chris Wheeden) — but also of the set, with fluid moving projections, partnering with rolling set pieces to create an ever-changing, magical Paris that greatly enhanced the music and dance. (Projection design by 59 Productions.)
This post World War II story feels ironically nostalgic and modern at the same time. It is an exhilarating, romantic new/old classic.
An American in Paris continues through November 19.