“Exhilarating! A rhapsodic marriage of music, movement and romance.” - The New York Times

Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, acclaimed director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon brings the enchantment and magic of Paris to buoyant life with popular songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including I Got Rhythm, S Wonderful, But Not For Me and They Can’t Take That Away From Me.

Broadway and West End leads Robbie Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their show-stopping turns as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia, with two of the country’s leading lights Cameron Holmes and Dimity Azoury from The Australian Ballet, to alternate in the lead roles.

This rhapsodic combination of classic score, timeless love story, exuberant dance and sumptuous design has captivated audiences and critics alike, with The Wall Street Journal declaring it “a masterpiece!”

Don’t miss this breath-taking musical in a ground-breaking collaboration between The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment.

An American In Paris runs for two hours and 35 minutes, which includes a 20-minute interval.

A sumptuous musical extravaganza.
Theatre People
Beg, borrow or steal a ticket to this absolutely triumphant masterpiece,
Broadway World
This is what musical theatre is all about…an absolutely sublime, elegant production.
Catherine Lambert
An absolute joy, stunning. A night of true glitz at the theatre,
Wow factor is off the scale in this spectacular musical production.
The Age
A masterpiece…a breath-taking musical.
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Recommended for ages 10 years and older.



This show utilises haze and smoke effects as well as herbal cigarette smoking throughout the show.


Director and Choreography

Christopher Wheeldon

Music and Lyrics

George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin

Set & Costume Design

Bob Crowley

Musical Score adapter and arranger

Rob Fisher

Lighting Design

Natasha Katz

Sound Design

Kelvin Gedye

Projection Design

59 Productions

Associate Director / Choreographer

Dontee Kiehn

Australian Staging

Hannah Ryan

Principal Dance Director (Australia)

Sean Maurice Kelly

Associate Choreographer (Australia)

Stuart Winter

Music Supervisor

Todd Ellison

Musical Director

Vanessa Scammell

General Management

GWB Entertainment


The Australian Ballet

Artistic Director

David Hallberg


Christopher Austin and Bill Elliot

Dance Arrangements

Sam Davis


Craig Lucas

Original West End Production Photography

Tristram Kenton and Johan Persson