We are proud to announce that the Koger Center will partner with Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, to create an evening centered around the presentation of the 1951 film version of An American in Paris on Sunday, October 18. The evening will begin with a concert by the ColaJazz Little Big Band performing a set of music that will include Gershwin tunes in front of a backdrop of historical films of Paris in the 1930’s produced by the Moving Image Research Collections at the University of South Carolina. The Broadway tour of An American in Paris was scheduled to perform at the Koger Center in April, 2020, however, the tour was cancelled due to COVID-19. We are excited to bring this event to you so that you can enjoy an evening with the film version of this vibrant musical. This is the original 1951 film version of An American in Paris, not to be confused with the Broadway musical that was previously scheduled to perform at the Koger Center. This performance is not associated with Broadway in Columbia, if you still have tickets for the live show, they will not be accepted for this film.
Tickets are $12.50 in the stands or $60 for a table of 4 and are available at https://www.firefliestickets.com/group/event/AmericanInParis/
5:00 p.m. – Gates open
5:30 p.m. – Concert begins
6:00 p.m. – Film begins
An American in Paris Synopsis
Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron sing and dance to the music of George and Ira Gershwin in this winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. When ex-GI Jerry Mulligan (Kelly) remains in Paris to pursue life as an artist, he is discovered by a wealthy patroness interested in more than his art. But Mulligan falls in love with a French shop girl (Caron) who is engaged to his best friend.
Segra Park Dining
Segra Park will be offering selections from their menu including wraps, sandwiches, salads, and specialty cocktails as well as items available in their concession stands.
Segra Park is working hard to keep you safe during your visit. Normally Segra Park seats 9,077 people, but for this event, we have capped attendance at 650, less than 7% of the available capacity. Here is what you should expect during your visit to Segra Park:
ColaJazz Little Big Band
The ColaJazz Little Big Band is an 8-piece ensemble presenting a wide variety of large ensemble music from Big Band repertoire to the classic small group sound.
For more information: www.Colajazz.com
Moving Images Research Collections
The University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) preserves films and videos produced outside the American feature film industry to make them available to present and future audiences.
For more information: