“Paris” and “romance” are two words forever linked in our popular consciousness, and so it goes with the award-winning An American in Paris, the Broadway musical based on the 1951 film of the same name. Set to a stirring Gershwin soundtrack (“I Got Rhythm,” “S’Wonderful” and the like), the story takes place in the immediate aftermath of World War II, when an American soldier decides to stay in Paris and pursue the life of an artist. He meets a beautiful local shop girl named Lise, who has both a secret and another suitor for her affections. Expect incredible set designs (the Broadway show won a Tony for them), soaring songs and gravity-defying choreography during this limited Spokane run.
Tue, Jan. 14 and Wed, Jan. 15 at 7:30 pm • $49.50-$89.50 • First Interstate Center for the Arts • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • broadwayspokane.com
— Dan Nailen