Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  5w, 7m, 1girl(s) plus ensemble

Based on the motion picture Amélie written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant

This quirky, charming West End and Broadway musical tells the story of Amélie, an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. 

Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Joan Marcus)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5w, 7m, 1girl(s) plus ensemble
  • Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences



The licensed version of Amélie reflects script and music changes from the West End production while retaining the Broadway instrumentation. Many arrangements come from the West End production while some are retained from Broadway. Please purchase a perusal for further information.

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

Amélie made its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2015. The musical premiered on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on 3 April 2017. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the production starred Phillipa Soo and featured Adam Chanler-Berat, Manoel Felciano and Tony Sheldon.

YOUNG AMÉLIE POULAIN – 8 or 9; highly imaginative; sees her way through most difficulties; independent-minded in childhood and beyond.
RAPHAEL POULAIN – Amélie's father, a clinical Army physicial; orderly, sees the worst in things; finds his daughter incomprehensible.
AMANDINE POULAIN – Amélie's mother, a neurotic teacher, sees eye to eye with her husband.
FLUFFY POULAIN – A goldfish; Young Amélie's best friend.
AMÉLIE POULAIN – Early 20's; still imaginative, still sees the best in things, still independent, but her independence might be growing into a more permanent state of isolation.
BLIND BEGGAR – Dyspeptic.
SUZANNE SACRIPANT – Owner of Two Windmills Café, one leg shorter than the other.
GINA WELLS – Waitress at Two Windmills; a young widow.
GEORGETTE CORNUEL – Hypochondriacal taboccanist at Two Windmills.
PHILOMENE de NOIRPOIS – Airline hostess, a habitué of Two Windmills, frequently away.
HIPOLITO JEUNET – Unpublished writer, habitué of Two Windmills.
JOSEPH COTTARD – Gina's misogynistic ex-lover, a plumber, habitué of Two Windmills.
LUCIEN VILLEPARISIS – A child-like employee of the local grocery.
COLLIGNON – Local grocer.
NINO QUINCAMPOIX – A loner and artist; unconventional good looks; independent, private.

JULIEN DUFAYEL – Elderly recluse with degenerative bone disease.
BRETODEAU – Middle-aged man with regrets.
ELTON JOHN – Superstar.
GARDEN GNOME – Cast in plaster, knee-high, heavy.
SYLVIE LEGRANDIN – Sex shop worker.
ADRIEN WELLS – Gina's dead husband.


NOTE: Amélie can be performed by a cast of thirteen actors, doubling as follows:

Young Amélie
Hipolito/Elton John/Belgian Tourist
Blind Beggar/Gnome/Anchorperson
Lucien/Good-Looking Lug/Mysterious Man/Adrien Wells

  • Time Period 1990s, 1970s
  • Setting 1970s and 1990s Paris, and in the mind and imagination of Amélie Poulain.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes


“Pure Joy! An unabashed crowd-pleaser.”Entertainment Weekly

Amélie has bushels of imagination!” Newsday

“A tuneful love story with a sophisticated score!” Deadline

Amélie abounds with heart!” The Telegraph


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    Amélie Broadway Montage

  • Times Are Hard For Dreamers - Philippa Soo youtube thumbnail

    Times Are Hard For Dreamers - Philippa Soo

  • Stay - Philippa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat youtube thumbnail

    Stay - Philippa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat

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    Amélie in the studio


  • Amélie

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Joan Marcus)

  • Amélie

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Joan Marcus)

  • Amélie

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Joan Marcus)

  • Amélie

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Joan Marcus)


Music Samples

Act I

1. “The Flight of the Blue Fly” – Company
2. “World's Best Papa” – Company
3. “World's Best Friend” – Amélie/Young Amélie, Goldfish
4. “World's Best Mama” – Amélie/Young Amélie, Amandine, Tourist, Ensemble
5. “Post Mortem” – Company
6. “The Sound of Going Round in Circles” – Amélie, Suzanne, Hipolito, Ensemble
7. “The Commute Home” – Amélie/Young Amélie, Amandine, Tourist, Ensemble
8. “When the Booth Goes Bright” – Nino, Joseph, Georgette, Hipolito, Ensemble
9. “The Bottle Drops” – Company
10. “Three Figs” – Lucien
11. “The Hand of Destiny (Part One)/The Bottle Drops (Part Two)” – Amélie, Ensemble
12. “The Girl with the Glass” – Dufayel, Amélie
13. “How to Tell Time” – Amélie, Bretodeau, Ensemble
14. “Tour de France” – Amélie, Priest, Blind Beggar, Ensemble
15. “Live from Westminster Abbey” – Orchestra
16. “Goodbye, Amélie” – Amélie, Priest, Blind Beggar, Ensemble

Act II

17. “Half Asleep” – Amélie, Nino
18. “Backyard” – Amélie
19. “The Hand of Destiny (Part 2)” – Ensemble
20. “Sister's Pickle” – Amélie
21. “Halfway” – Amélie, Amandine
22. “Window Seat” – Gina, Amélie, Suzanne, Georgette, Hipolito, Adrian
23. “Thin Air” – Nino
24. “There's No Place Like Gnome” – Gnome, Raphael, Ensemble, Amélie
25. “Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
26. “Writing on the Wall” – Hipolito, Amélie, Ensemble
27. “Blue Arrow Seat” – Amélie, Ensemble
28. “The Late Nino Quincampoix” – Amélie, Gina, Georgette, Suzanne, Philomene, Hipolito, Joseph, Suzanne
29. “The Hand of Destiny (Part 3)” – Gina, Georgette, Hipolito, Joseph, Suzanne
30. “A Better Haircut” – Suzanne, Georgette, Gina, Hipolito, Nino
31. “The Rant” – Orchestra
32. “Stay” – Amélie, Nino, Ensemble
33. “Halfway (Reprise)” – Amélie, Nino
34. “Where Do We Go from Here?” – Amélie, Nino, Ensemble
35. “Bows” – Orchestra

The licensed version of Amélie reflects script and some music changes from the West End production while retaining the Broadway instrumentation. Many arrangements come from the West End production while some are retained from Broadway, however all numbers utilize the below Broadway instrumentation. Please purchase a perusal for further information.

  • Musical Style Contemporary Broadway
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Medium
  • Chorus Size Large

Licensing & Materials

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

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