The Temptations of Paris

A touring production of 'An American in Paris' comes to San Francisco with a ballet choreographer in charge

A touring production of 'An American in Paris' comes to San Francisco with a ballet choreographer in charge (Photo: Matthew Murphy/SHN)

Sept. 12–Oct. 8: An American in Paris is among the best movies of all time, a prime example of the golden age of the MGM musical. It features great Gershwin tunes, terrific dancing by Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron (Kelly did the choreography), and the acid wit of Oscar Levant. So why mess it up with a stage version? But there’s promise in the vision of playwright Craig Lucas and director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who often choreographs for SF Ballet and other companies. The show won over critics in New York, and this touring production (presented here by SHN) could be a winner. Details here.   

The Temptations of Paris 6 September,2017Cy Musiker

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Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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