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Classical Sprouts: 'An American in Paris'

A couple stands in front of the Eiffel Tower

We're traveling to post-World War II Paris today as we explore the 2015 musical "An American in Paris."

The musical is based on the 1951 film "An American in Paris," which was based on George Gershwin's 1928 piece for orchestra, also called "An American in Paris."

The musical features jazz-influenced music by George Gershwin and his brother Ira, who was a composer and lyricist.

The musical is about three men — a soldier and set designer, a musician and a composer — and a ballet dancer named Lise who they're all in love with.

The group ends up putting on a ballet together, but who will end up with Lise?

Listen to the episode to find out and hear all the fun Gershwin music throughout the production!

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Classical Sprouts is produced by Emily Duncan Wilson. Kacie Brown is the digital content manager.

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.
Emily Duncan Wilson is IPR's digital content manager and is the producer of "Classical Sprouts" and "Kids Commute".