The Show That Stole the Hearts of Audience, Critics Comes to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, January 8, 2018 –The musical that captivated both audiences and critics, becoming the most-awarded Broadway musical of 2015, is coming to Northwest Arkansas. Walton Arts Center is excited to present An American in Paris February 6-11, 2018 for a limited 8-show engagement.

Single tickets start at $36 plus applicable fees are still available and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting 

Show Times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm  
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm  
  • Thursday, Feb. 8 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 pm  
  • Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 and 8 pm  
  • Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 pm 

Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, An American in Paris features the music of George and Ira Gershwin and the Tony Award®-winning choreography of Christopher Wheeldon. Its stunning combination of classic music, timeless story, breathtaking dance and state-of-the-art design create on stage the spectacular musical The New York Times declares “outshines anything else currently on Broadway.”

An American in Parisis the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. The score includes iconic songs like "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," "S’Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American in Paris."

In addition to four Tony Awards, An American in Paris has received four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway original cast recording of An American in Pariswas nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award®.

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Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit