An American in Paris

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As a timeout tastemaker I was invited to watch An American in Paris currently showing at the Dominion theatre in London’s West end and was super excited! I wasn’t familiar with the storyline beforehand and didn’t research anything as I wanted it to all be new, I was pleasantly surprised by the good mix of narrative, music and dance.
The storyline was a classic love story (who will get the girl) and could have been a bit more imaginative but for me it was brought alive by the stunning costume and set design that has made me want to book a ticket back to 1940s Paris.

The talent in the show was immense with actors taking on both singing and dancing and even a few humorous moments. There were a couple of catchy songs but I was expecting some more big numbers. This show was definitely about the dancing and with the lead role being a ballerina I suppose that’s understandable, however I did feel that the dance scenes were a bit long and sleep inducing and I did have to dig the OH in the ribs when I heard a faint sound of a snore… cant take him anywhere!

I don’t want to give away who did get the girl so If you are a fan of musicals then this feel good show is definitely a must see and you will have to go and watch to find out!

What is your favourite show to watch in the theatre?

*images of the show taken from the An American in Paris website as no photography is allowed in the theatre.

 

 

 

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25 thoughts on “An American in Paris

  1. The show sounds great.
    I’ve recently been to see ‘Everybodies talking about Jamie’ at the Crucible , Sheffield it was amazing ! It’s showcasing and hopefully been picked up by a west end theatre. It’s a must see.
    The Body Guard was also a goodie ! Tracey xx
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  2. Sound so nice. My husband hates shows or movies and with little one there is seldom time. I now live vicarious through other people watching shows. 😜 #globalblogging

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  3. I don’t mean to brag….BUT I got to see Hamilton on Broadway last October and it was BRILLIANT!
    Thanks for your review. I didn’t know the storyline until you shared, but I know I’ve heard the title before.

    #globalblogging

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  4. Sounds like a good one to watch. We try and get out and about when we have date night and recently saw frankenstein which was amazing at our local theatre.
    Mainy
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  5. I have a soft spot for musicals! But I know for sure that my husband would be snoring through them all! I have always wanted to watch the Lion King, just because I am from South Africa… Ohh and I would love to watch Cats… Thanks for co-hosting this week! Was lovely to have you! #globalblogging

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  6. We love going to the theatre – it is one of the joys of living in London – having so much on our doorstep to enjoy. My favourite recent trip was to see Hedda Gabler. I am not a huge fan of musicals but my parents are so this is a useful review. Thanks. #GlobablBlogging

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