An American In Paris

November 7 - November 12, 2017 | Schuster Center


November 7 - November 12, 2017

Run Time

2 hours 30 minutes (plus 20 minute intermission)


Tuesday-Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinee performances of Broadway Series presentations are signed and/or audio interpreted. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets at Ticket Center Stage.

Ticket Info

Tickets start at $25 (Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.)

Student Discount

1/2 price ticket for any performance on the day of the show (restrictions on seat availability and locations may apply). Limit 1 ticket per student ID. Phone and box office only.

Military Discount

Save 25% on tickets for any performance (restrictions on seat availability and locations may apply). Limit 2 tickets per ID. Phone and box office only.

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Pure joy!

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves, “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Dayton on its first national tour!

Photo: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Touring Company. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Struck by a mysterious girl and ready to rebuild his life at the end of WWII, American soldier, Jerry Mulligan, decides to stay in Paris and nurture his passion for painting. With a little help from kindred soul seekers Adam Hochberg, a composer and fellow veteran; and Henri Baurel, the son of wealthy French industrialists and wannabe song and dance man, they imagine a future brighter than the atrocities they’ve recently witnessed.

When Jerry is reconnected with the mysterious girl — a stunning French ballerina named Lise Dassin — he seems certain that he made the right decision. That is, until he discovers that she is the very same woman he and Adam have been encouraging Henri to propose to. Meanwhile Jerry makes the acquaintance of headstrong American philanthropist, Milo Davenport who, struck by his talent and good looks, ushers him into the Paris art scene exploding with new life and energy post-war.

Tension mounts as Lise struggles to choose between her obligations to Henri and what she thinks might be her true love for Jerry. As each man comes to terms with his own fate, Milo realizes that her passion might be better spent trying to help others than herself and, after it’s revealed that Lise is beholden to Henri because he and his family saved her life during the occupation, both she and Henri realize that it is time to let go.

When the curtain falls on the opening night performance of the ballet that will allow Lise to claim her place as a free artist in France, she knows that she is meant to be with Jerry. They reunite at the River Seine and walk off into the Paris night.

Learn even more about AN AMERICAN IN PARIS with this guide!

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Bagels & Broadway
Ever wonder what it takes to prepare a stage for a Broadway show? Join us for BAGELS & BROADWAY, a unique opportunity for you to find out first-hand. Have a cup of coffee and a bagel — then watch the show’s crew and members of IATSE Local 66 set up the sights and sounds for a Broadway show! Register to receive VTA Special Offer emails to make sure you get an invitation.

Background on Broadway
Join us on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., and on Saturday at 1 p.m. during the run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to learn about the development, history, and artistry of the show. This free event is held in the Schuster Center’s 4th Floor Lobby. You must have a ticket to that day’s performance.


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Age Recommendation

We program the series for adults and young people age 13 and older. Our policy is children under the age of 6 will not be permitted. Occasionally a particular production will include content that is generally not suitable for those under the age of 17. All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at Victoria Theatre Association Broadway presentations.