Last week to see “An American in Paris” at Segerstrom Center for Arts

This week is your last chance to see “An American in Paris” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. It will end on May 7.

The new Tony Award-winning musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014/15 season.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, with a 1 p.m. matinee on Thursday and Sunday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday as well.

As usual check their website for senior rush tickets for that day’s performances. Tickets begin at $29, but Wednesday’s senior rush is only $20 cash only. Rush is available starting at 6:30 p.m. 1 ticket per valid ID, you must be senior 65 or older.

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There is also a concert by pianist Benjamin Grosvenor at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Segerstrom Concert Hall. Hailed as “the most remarkable young pianist of our time” (Gramophone), Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations.

In 2012, Grosvenor became Gramophone‘s youngest-ever double award winner when he was awarded Gramophone‘s Young Artist of the Year Award and Instrumental Awards.

The program includes: SCHUMANN: Arabesque, Op. 18
MOZART: Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”
SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 2, Op. 19 (Sonata-Fantasy)
GRANADOS: Book I from Goyescas
LISZT: Rhapsodie espagnole

Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen, 7pm

Senior rush tickets are $10, starting at 7 p.m.
Presented by Philharmonic Society

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