My husband and I recently enjoyed a date night on the town and saw Amélie on Broadway. I’m going to recommend it heartily – the show was absolutely charming! There were a lot of creative parts and the lead, Phillippa Soo (formerly of Hamilton) was earnest and delightful and just shone in this role.
Now I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but I’ll give a short summary. Amélie grows up with very cold, unurturing parents who want her to be serious. Her father, a doctor, thinks that Amelie’s heart beats too fast, so he recommends that her mother homeschool her. After her mother’s tragic death, Amelie basically has to raise herself. She moves away to Paris as soon as she can and finds work as a waitress. She loves to observe others and dream about their lives. She likes to think of herself as a do-gooder and does acts of kindness to help others. She falls for a stranger and after leading him on a merry chase, finally takes a chance on love, even though its really scary for her. Throw in some funny bits and some good songs and it made for a great date night out with my husband!
While I’m going to try to really not give any spoilers, these are the 5 Best Moments From Amélie
- The scene with Fluffy the goldfish
- The traveling Gnome
- Elton John
- Gina and the Letter
- The solving of the photo booth mystery
So, are you going to see Amelie? Make sure to check the web for discount offers.
Phillipa Soo as Amélie, Adam Chanler-Berat as Nino. David Andino as the Blind Beggar, Garden Gnome, and the Anchorperson, Randy Blair as Hipolito and the Belgian Tourist, Heath Calvert as Lucien, Adrien Wells as Mysterious Man, Alison Cimmet as Amandine and Philomene, Savvy Crawford as Young Amélie, Manoel Felciano as Raphael Bretodeau, Harriett D. Foy as Suzanne, Alyse Alan Louis as Georgette, Sylvie
and Collignon’s Mother, Maria-Christina Oliveras as Gina, Tony Sheldon as Collignon and Dufayel, Paul Whitty as Joseph, Fluffy, Collignon’s Father
Swings: Emily Afton, Trey Ellett, Destinee Rea and Jacob Keith Watson
Understudies: Emily Afton (Amélie), Audrey Bennett (Young Amélie), Alyse Alan Louis (Amélie), Jacob Keith Watson (Nino) and Paul Whitty (Collignon, Dufayel)
Amélie, A New Musical
WALTER KERR THEATRE
219 W. 48TH ST.
New York, NY
Tickets were provided in exchange for an honest review. The 5 Best Moments from the New Musical Amelie on Broadway