Amelie

Musical

Writers: Craig Lucas Daniel Messé Nathan Tysen

Overview

Show Information

Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
Based on the 2001 film Amélie
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2015
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
Paris, Montmartre, France, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, child, adult, mature adult, elderly characters

Synopsis

While times may be hard for dreamers, dreaming is all Amélie Poulain does. After surviving a tragic and isolated childhood, Amélie heads out on her own, joyfully finding her way through Paris and making friends from all walks of life: Suzanne, a trapeze artist-turned-cafe owner; Georgette, a hypochondriac tobacconist; Julian Dufayel, an artist with brittle bone disease; and many more. Through a chance discovery, Amélie finds a child’s box of treasures in the floor of her apartment, and sets out to return it. After her success, and the joy it brings to Bretodeau, the owner, Amélie resolves to anonymously do good for those around her. Most importantly, Amélie finds love in the form of Nino, a mysterious young man, and his photo album. Living in her imaginary world of make-believe and whimsy has been safe, but Amélie knows it is time to step out of her dreams and find joy for herself. With a romantic score, colorful characters, and a world of fantastical fun, Amélie is a beautiful tale for the dreamers in everyone.

Lead Characters