Our First Look at Phillipa Soo as the Quirky, Adorable Amelie Is Here!
Amelie the musical opens December 16 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, in preparation for its move to its Broadway home at the Walter Kerr Theatre in March. The musical is based on the charming 2001 French film (which you can stream on Netflix). It stars Phillipa Soo (“Hamilton”) as Amelie, as well as Adam Chanler-Berat (“Next to Normal”) and Tony Sheldon (“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”).
Amelie runs from December 16,2016-January 15, 2017 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The musical begins previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre in Manhattan on March 9, 2017, and officially opens April 3, 2017.
Second teaser trailer below the cut.
Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Oscar®-nominated film. Now she comes to the Ahmanson in a magical new musical—following a World premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which topped the Best Theatre of 2015 lists in the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. Embark on a mesmerizing journey with inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie as she turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.
Amelie, a new musical is directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “Clybourne Park”), with a book by three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas (“An American in Paris”), music by Daniel Messé (“Hem”), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (“The Burnt Part Boys”) and Daniel Messé, musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton, musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé, and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin.
Second teaser trailer: