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  Amelie, A New Musical at Ahmanson Theatre

Amelie, A New Musical

Ahmanson Theatre
135 North Grand Ave Los Angeles

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.

Thru - Jan 15, 2017

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm & 6:30pm

Price: $25-$125

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 213-628-2772

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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...The music, which is nearly continuous, provides a magic carpet of orchestral strings upon which the production floats at will. Musical director, conductor and keyboardist Kimberly Grigsby draws out a sumptuous sound from her orchestra. And every time Soo opens her mouth to sing, the stars in Paris’ night sky shine brighter."
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Charles McNulty

Edge - Highly Recommended

"...Whimsical, inventive, and wonderfully executed, "Amelie" is a gal you're going to want to meet. Based on the award-winning 2001 film, the new musical was written by playwright Craig Lucas ("Prelude to a Kiss") with Music by Daniel Messe and Lyrics by Messe and Nathan Tysen ("Tuck Everlasting)."
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Kevin Taft

Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...But the writers hewed too closely to the structure of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant's original screenplay (2001), which follows a reclusive girl who effects change among the eccentrics in her world but lacks the courage to follow her own heart. The film's episodic nature doesn't translate well at the Ahmanson Theatre because songs weren't added to flesh out character. Indeed, not one of these oddball characters has a strong through-line. As such, our central heroine lacks a much-needed dramatic arc and the musical lacks a thrust (using the ensemble to narrate like a Greek Chorus doesn't help to define her)."
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Tony Frankel

LA Splash - Recommended

"...Directed by experienced Pam MacKinnon with musical direction by skilled Kimberly Grigsby, AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL is a clever adaptation of the motion picture; pure and sometimes almost angelic music certainly assists in forming Amelie’s world. Phillipa Soo has the innocence and clear, melodic voice to create a memorable Amelie. Sam Pinkleton’s musical staging and choreography keep things moving with panache. David Zinn’s scenic and costume design fit the tale to a tee. The entire production team has outdone itself in forging a lovely setting."
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Elaine Mura

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Romance and whimsy reign supreme at the Ahmanson Theatre this holiday season as the century's most popular French movie heroine takes center stage in Amelie, A New Musical, a Southern California Premiere blessed by a tuneful (and virtually nonstop) score, entrancing performances (including a beguiling star turn by Hamilton star Phillipa Soo), and a magical production design unlike anything I've seen before. Give Amelie, A New Musical some judicious book tweaking and it could well prove a Broadway winner in 2017."
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Steven Stanley

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