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An American In Paris

One of American Film Institute’s top 10 Greatest Movie Musicals Of All Time
Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Music

Who could ask for anything more?

Celebrated as one of the Top Ten Movie Musicals of All Time by The American Film Institute, Gene Kelly’s stunning performance with Leslie Caron in the City of Light is brought to life through the irresistible melodies of George Gershwin. In the embrace of a live full symphony orchestra, the whole audience experiences a performance of a musically great film and S’Wonderful!

Program Information

Film Credits

Gene Kelly — Jerry Mulligan
Leslie Caron — Lise Bouvier
Oscar Levant — Adam Cook
Georges Guetary — Henri Baurel (as Georges Guetary)
Nina Foch — Milo Roberts


Screenplay by
Alan Jay Lerner


Story by
Alan Jay Lerner


Directed by
Vincente Minnelli


Produced by
Arthur Freed


Music by
George Gershwin


Lyrics by
Ira Gershwin


Film Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Production Credits

Producer: John Goberman

Original orchestrations reconstructed by: John Wilson

Technical Supervisor: Pat McGillen

Music Preparation: Larry Spivack


Running Time: 114 minutes


The producer wishes to acknowledge the contributions and extraordinary support of John Waxman (Themes & Variations).

A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.


Flute 1
Flute 2 / Alto Flute / Piccolo
Flute 3 / Piccolo


Oboe / English horn — optional: use 2 players


Clarinet 1 – Bb and A
Clarinet 2 / Eb Clar
Bass Clarinet


Alto Sax 1 / Clarinet
Alto Sax 2 / Clarinet
Tenor Sax 1 / Clarinet
Tenor Sax 2 / Bass Clarinet 2
Baritone Sax


Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2


4 Horns in F
3 Trumpets in Bb
3 Trombones


Percussion (4 players)


Piano / Celeste


Banjo (opt.)
Mandolin (opt.)
Accordion (opt.)


Violin 1
Violin 2
Contrabass / Rhythm Bass (Double)

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