劇団四季

An American in Paris

Illustration: Don Oehl; Logo: Esther Wu

NagoyaCurrently playing a running production
at Nagoya Shiki Theatre
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KyotoScheduled to open
at Kyoto Gekijo
in February 2020

Introduction

Chic, dazzling – Romantic love in Paris expressed in stylish dance

It premiered on New York’s Broadway in 1997.
In addition to winning the Tony Award for Best Musical, the world’s largest theatrical award, the show won Tony Awards in five other categories: Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design in a Musical, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, and Best Costume Design in a Musical, and caused an unprecedented craze from its initial opening.

The direction and choreography was the responsibility of Christopher Wheeldon, the international choreographer who, as Artistic Associate with The Royal Ballet in Britain, has created several ballets including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale.
The dance numbers he created to portray the romantic love of young people in Paris are dazzling.
Another highlight is the scenic designs by Bob Crowley who is well-known for the sets he created for the Shiki Theatre Company productions of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Overall, audiences will be attracted by the blend of sophisticated artwork.

The light of art and love are newly found by the young people in the city of Paris in its wake from the pains of the war.
We hope you will have a luxurious moment enjoying this story which evokes deep emotions, delivered to you with stylish and spectacular steps.

Story

Paris immediately after the Second World War.
Jerry, an American ex-serviceman was dreaming of starting a new life as a painter in Paris and to bid farewell to the dark days of the war.
One day, Jerry encounters Lise in the still chaotic postwar streets and falls in love with her at first sight.
Deciding to stay in Paris in order to dedicate his life to art, Jerry is united in friendship with Adam, an aspiring composer, and Henri, who dreams of becoming a showman.

Later, Jerry meets Lise once again at a ballet studio where he has gone with Adam to do some sketching.
At the audition, her dancing charms everyone and Adam falls in love with her also. However, unbeknownst to them, their friend Henri was also in love with someone, and that was also Lise.

By chance, the three men have all fallen in love with the same woman at the same time. But Lise has troubles of her own.
Sheltered by Henri’s family during the Nazi occupation of Paris, she wavers between her debt of gratitude to Henri and her attraction to Jerry who wants to take her away to freedom. Should she do what is expected of her, or should she listen to her heart?

The fates of these young people are entangled in the dazzling streets of a revived Paris.
They may be troubled and they may quarrel, but what will happen to their romances and friendships as they earnestly chase their dreams?

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Seat Chart

Seat Chart

Price

SeatAdult
S112,100yen
S212,100yen
A18,800yen
A28,800yen
B6,600yen
C3,300yen
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