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‘American in Paris’ dances its way to WAC

Posted: January 28, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo “An American in Paris” — based on the eponymous 1951 Academy Awardwinner for Best Picture starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron — starring Allison Walsh (shown) brings romance, song and dance to the Walton Arts Center stage when it opens Feb. 6.
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Courtesy Photo “An American in Paris” — based on the eponymous 1951 Academy Awardwinner for Best Picture starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron — starring Allison Walsh (shown) brings romance, song and dance to the Walton Arts Center stage when it opens Feb. 6.

One of the stars of the musical "An American in Paris," dancer and actor Allison Walsh, has a few key phrases she uses to describe the touring production: visually captivating, melding the best of ballet and theater, fresh and contemporary. Though the musical does have a vintage feel in its homage to the film of the same name, Walsh assures the story is more than just nostalgia.

FAQ

‘An American in Paris’

WHEN — 7 p.m. Feb. 6-7; 1:30 & 7 p.m. Feb. 8; 8 p.m. Feb. 9; 2 & 8 p.m. Feb. 10; 2 p.m. Feb. 11

WHERE — Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville

COST — $36-$83

INFO — 443-5600, waltonartscenter.org

“An American in Paris” — based on the eponymous 1951 Academy Award winner for Best Picture starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron brings romance, song ...

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