The new musical, which had a critically acclaimed world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre prior to a subsequent production at L.A.'s Ahmanson, will open officially April 3. Tickets are available for purchase on AmelieBroadway.com.
The cast is headed by Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat; rounding out the company are David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Tony Sheldon, Paul Whitty, Emily Afton, and Jacob Keith Watson.
Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, Amélie features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messé, and musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton.
Based on the five-time Oscar-nominated film, the new musical, according to press notes, concerns “Amélie, [who] 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. Come be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibility around every corner. In these uncertain times, Amélie is someone to believe in.”
The musical includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, co-lighting design by Tony nomiene Jane Cox and Mark Barton, sound design from Tony nominee Kai Harada, projection design by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini, puppet design by Amanda Villalobos, musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé, and orchestrations by Tony winner Bruce Coughlin.
Amélie is produced on Broadway by Aaron Harnick, Harbor Entertainment, Triptyk Studios, and Spencer Ross.