Victorian theatre goers will get the chance to redeem 25 per cent back on the cost of their theatre tickets when they spend $40 or more to see An American In Paris from Tuesday 29 March.

The new $30 million Victorian Dining and Entertainment packaged announced today, will provide rebates for tickets to the theatre, live music, cinemas, museums, galleries, conferences, exhibitions and other events across the state, on any day of the week.

Encouraging theatre goers to get out and enjoy the world-class entertainment experiences Victoria has to offer, claims will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis until funds run out.

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The four-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical thrilled audiences immediately garnering rapturous reviews when it opened at the State Theatre on Sunday 20 March and is playing for a strictly limited time.

Hailed as a tour de force for its inventive choreography, the four-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical tells the entrancing story of a young American soldier and a beautiful French girl, set against the iconic backdrop of the most romantic city in the world.

Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning MGM film, acclaimed director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon brings the enchantment and magic of Paris alive on stage with popular songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including I Got Rhythm, S Wonderful, But Not For Me and They Can’t Take That Away From Me.

Broadway and West End leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope reprise their show-stopping turns as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia in An American In Paris, with two of the country’s leading lights Cameron Holmes and Dimity Azoury from The Australian Ballet, alternating in the lead roles.

Theatre royalty Anne Wood plays Madame Baurel, with David Whitney (The Merry Widow, West Side Story on Sydney Harbour) as Monsieur Baurel, Ashleigh Rubenach (Cry-Baby, Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical) as Milo Davenport, Jonathan Hickey (Sweeney Todd, Aspects of Love) as Adam Hochberg, and Sam Ward (The Ten Tenors, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Henri Baurel, plus a 33 strong ensemble of exceptionally talented dancers, singers and actors.

After finishing its Melbourne season on 24 April, An American In Paris will open its Sydney season at Theatre Royal Sydney on 29 April.