"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
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 1990s, 1970s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Amélie takes place in 1970's and 1990's Paris and her surroundings, as well as in the mind and imagination of Amélie Poulain.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Contemporary Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Medium
- Chorus Size: Large
Casting7m, 5f, 1girl(s)
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HIPOLITO JEUNET - unpublished writer, habitué of Two Windmills.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 - super star.
GARDEN GNOME - cast in plaster, knee-high, heavy.
SYLVIE LEGRANDIN - sex shop worker.
ADRIEN WELLS - Gina's dead husband.
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:
Hipolito/Elton John/Belgian Tourist
Lucien/Good-Looking Lug/Mysterious Man/Adrien Wells
- 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