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Amélie - Comedy

Amélie

Craig Lucas, Nathan Tysen, Daniel Messe

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Comedy

7m, 5f, 1girl(s)

ISBN: PMS0000000259

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Description

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1990s, 1970s

Settings Of Play - Amélie takes place in 1970's and 1990's Paris and her surroundings, as well as in the mind and imagination of Amélie Poulain. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

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.

REVIEWS

"Amélie has bushels of imagination!"- Newsday
"A tuneful love story with a sophisticated score!" - Deadline
"Amélie abounds with heart!" - The Telegraph
"Pure Joy! An unabashed crowd-pleaser" - Entertainment Weekly

Characters

CASTING

7m, 5f, 1girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Multicultural casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

Large

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.
BELGIAN TOURIST
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. 
COLLIGNON'S MOTHER
COLLINGNON'S FATHER
JULIEN DUFAYEL, elderly recluse with degenerative bone disease. 
BRETODEAU, middle-aged man with regrets. 
ELTON JOHN, super star. 
GARDEN GNOME, cast in plaster, knee-high, heavy. 
SYLVIE LEGRANDIN, sex shop worker. 
ADRIEN WELLS, Gina's dead husband. 
MYSTERIOUS MAN

PARISIANS, PEDDLERS, CUSTOMERS AT THE TWO WINDMILLS CAFÉ, CUSTOMERS AT THE SEX SHOP, NEWS ANCHORS, REPORTERS etc. 

NOTE: AMÉLIE can be performed by a cast of thirteen actors, doubling as follows:
Young Amélie
Amélie
Nino
Raphael/Bretodeau
Amandine/Philomene
Hipolito/Elton John/Belgian Tourist
Joseph/Fluffy
Collignon/Dufayel
Blind Beggar/Gnome/Anchorperson
Lucien/Good-Looking Lug/Mysterious Man/Adrien Wells
Suzanne
Gina
Georgette/Sylvie

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Contemporary Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Song Samples

Times Are Hard For Dreamers (Prologue)

World's Best Dad

World's Best Friend

World's Best Mom

Times Are Hard For Dreamers

The Commute

The Bottle Drops

Three Figs

The Girl With The Glass

How To Tell Time

Tour De France

Goodbye, Amélie

Backyard

When The Booth Goes Bright

Sister's Pickle

Halfway

Window Seat

There's No Place Like Gnome

This Air

Blue Arrow Suite

The Late Nino Quincampoix

A Better Haircut

Stay

Halfway (Reprise)

Where Do We Go From Here?

Videos
  • Amélie Broadway Montage

  • Times Are Hard For Dreamers - Philippa Soo

  • The Cast of Amélie perform on NBC's TODAY

  • Stay - Philippa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat

  • Amélie cast performs for Billboard Live

  • Amélie in the studio

Author(s)
Craig Lucas

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 couple. His adoptive family was conservative; his father was an FBI agent and his mother was ... view full profile

Nathan Tysen

Nathan Tysen

Nathan Tysen is a Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer. Musical theatre work with composer Chris Miller includes lyrics for The Burnt Part Boys (2009 Lucille Lortel Nomination for Best New Musical), and Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revue), both of which have cast albums available on Yellow Sound Label. Current projects include lyrics for ... view full profile

Other Nathan Tysen titles:

Daniel Messe

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 McDonald, dir. by Daniel Sullivan), for which they were nominated for a Drama Desk ... view full profile

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