American in Paris

An American in Paris – two shows!

8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020 | Yardley Hall

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NOTE: Pre-Show Discussions one hour prior to show.


Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical recreates the streets of mid-century Paris against the backdrop of the lush Gershwin score.


Pre-show Discussions (free and open to the public)
7 p.m. Sat., Feb 15: 
Dr. Paul Laird, Director, Division of Musicology, University of Kansas School of Music
1 p.m. Sun., Feb. 16:
 Dr. Bill Everett, Professor, Curators' Distinguished Professor of Musicology, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! This musical adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film features some of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved music, including I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love and They Can’t Take That Away from Me. It is an enduring story of hope, romance and love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II.

Don't miss this fantastic exhibition from the JCCC Historical Fashion Collection!

You're invited to see historical garments from the era on display before the performance and during intermission of An American in Paris. View 1940s wartime suits, see Dior’s revolutionary New Look and take in the breathtaking ballgowns of the period. Learn about the effect of war on our clothing and explore how Hollywood influenced American and French fashion of the times.