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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"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
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- 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HIPOLITO JEUNET - unpublished writer, habitué of Two Windmills.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