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218 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036
Opens 9 Mar 2017
"Amelie" is the type of offbeat musical that is best appreciated if stumbled upon serendipitously. It's the still delectable sweet lightness of this theatrical macaroon that we savor most.
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Back in 2001, the world fell in love with Amelie. The lead character in Jean Piere Jeunet's wildly imaginative film of the same name, she gadded about her very own Paris, falling in love and helping others in a uniquely charming way. Now 16 years later, Amelie comes to the stage in this glorious new adaptation from Craig Lucas, Daniel Messe and Pam Mackinnon. Bubbling with mischievous joy and heart, this coming of age tale is likely to be a treat for all ages.
Premiering in August 2015 at Berkley Rep with Les Miserables star Samantha Barks as the titular ingenue, Amelie won rave reviews for its crackling wit and charm as the films original breathtaking cinematography is translated to the stage with simple but stunning sets, beautiful folk inspired music by Daniel Messe and even puppetry! Taking on the lead role for this production is the Tony-nominated Phillipa Soo (Hamilton).
Amelie is the story of a young woman who has built a whole imaginary world around her to deal with her loneliness, being the only child of eccentric and over protective parents. When she leaves home to become a waitress, her fantasies are projected onto the streets of Paris as she sets about touching peoples lives with her sweet, but sometimes misguided schemes.
One day she discovers a mysterious photo album and the resulting adventure changes her life forever!
Previews from: 9 March 2017
Opening night: 7 April 2017
Recommended for ages 10+
Please note, images used are from the Berkley Rep production of this show and may not reflect correct casting. Images by Kevin Berne.
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