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KIDS COMMUTE: 'An American in Paris' week!

A couple stands in front of the Eiffel Tower

We're learning about this 2015 Broadway musical featuring George and Ira Gershwin's music! And you can see it live at Interlochen Center for the Arts Friday - Sunday!

"An American in Paris" has evolved a lot over almost 100 years!

It started out as an orchestral piece by George Gershwin that premiered in 1928.

Then, in 1951, it became a movie!

Gene Kelly, an ultra-famous actor, dancer, singer and choreographer starred in the film, whose storyline was inspired by the original orchestral work.

In 2015, a musical adaptation of the movie opened on Broadway!

What's the story about? Tune in to find out! Listen Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on Classical IPR or any time at the links below!

Learn more about this weekend's Interlochen Arts Academy performance of "An American in Paris."

Kids Commute - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS WEEK - Monday - I Got Rhythm
Original Broadway Cast, "An American in Paris"
Kids Commute - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS WEEK - Tuesday - S'Wonderful
Original Broadway Cast Recording
Kids Commute - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS WEEK - Wednesday - Fidgety Feet
Original Broadway Cast Recording
Kids Commute - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS WEEK - Thursday - An American in Paris (abridged version)
United States Navy Band

Here's the version of the "An American in Paris" ballet from the Broadway show!

Kids Commute - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS WEEK - Friday - They Can't Take That Away From Me
Original Broadway Cast

Emily Duncan Wilson is Kids Commute's producer.

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.
Emily Duncan Wilson is the producer of "Kids Commute."