Amelie

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Amelie

Craig Lucas, Nathan Tysen, Daniel Messe, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant

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.

Photo: Joan Marcus

Amelie
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Accolades
  • Nominee: Olivier Award for Best New Orchestration

    Nominee: Olivier Award for Best New Musical

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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.

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1  Piano / Conductor
1 Piano / Vocal
14 Vocal Chorus Books
1 Bass
1 Guitar
1 Harp
1 Percussion
1 Reed
1 Trombone
1 Violin Viola

Media

Press

"it's as happy-making as cracking crème brûlée with a spoon." - Broadway World 

"a beautiful, tenderly aching and entrancing production" - LondonTheatre.co.uk

"this charming show brings some much-needed silly delight." - Evening Standard

"[A] whimsical and warm-hearted musical adaptation" - The Stage

"A rocking realisation of the film" - The Guardian 

"You will swoon at this musical" - The Times

"A delicious musical" - Whatsonstage

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

On Playing Amelie: a Q&A with Audrey Brisson
by Maria Arroja Ferreira
November 26, 2019

Our Picks for The 2019/20 Season: K-12 Edition
Felicia Lucas
April 23, 2019

Our Picks For The 2019/20 Season
Lawrence Haynes
January 7, 2019

Song Samples

Times Are Hard For Dreamers (Prologue)
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World's Best Dad
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World's Best Friend
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World's Best Mom
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Times Are Hard For Dreamers
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The Commute
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The Bottle Drops
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Three Figs
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The Girl With The Glass
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How To Tell Time
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Tour De France
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Goodbye, Amélie
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Backyard
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When The Booth Goes Bright
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Sister's Pickle
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Halfway
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Window Seat
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There's No Place Like Gnome
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This Air
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Blue Arrow Suite
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The Late Nino Quincampoix
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A Better Haircut
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Stay
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Halfway (Reprise)
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Where Do We Go From Here?
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Videos

  • Amélie Broadway Montage

  • Times Are Hard For Dreamers - Philippa Soo

  • Stay - Philippa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat

  • Amélie cast performs for Billboard Live

  • Amélie in the studio

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Authors

Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas is a American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, and film director. He is currently Associate Artistic Director at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle.Born on April 30, 1951, and abandoned in a car in Atlanta, Lucas was adopted when he was eight months old by a Pennsylvanian cou ...

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Nathan Tysen

Nathan Tysen (Lyricist) Broadway: Amélie (with composer and co-lyricist Dan Messé, Drama League nomination), Tuck Everlasting (with composer Chris Miller; Outer Critics & Drama League nominations). Off-Broadway: The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons & Vineyard Theatre; Lucille ...

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Daniel Messe

Daniel Messé is the founder/principal songwriter of the band Hem, which began as a DIY project in 2001 (Rabbit Songs), and has gone on to worldwide acclaim over the course of six studio albums. In 2009, The Public Theater tapped Hem to score Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in the Park (starring Anne Hathaway and Audra Mc ...

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Jean Pierre Jeunet

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Guillaume Laurant

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