By Karen Isaacs
Charming is a word that can sometimes be used to damn something with faint praise.
Amélie, the new musical based on the successful French film, is — there is no other way of putting it — charming. 672 more words
Amélie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s good-natured 2001 film, was produced for an estimated $10.7 million and has grossed $132 million to date. That’s not bad for a sentimental fantasy about a painfully shy young woman – the film made an indie star of Audrey Tatou – who is inspired after the death of Princess Diana to spread anonymous good cheer to her Paris acquaintances. 775 more words
By Patrick Hurley
There is a moment, less than a minute into the production of Amélie, a new musical playing now at the Ahmanson, where anyone who is familiar with the 2001 French film must abandon the expectation that all of the cinematic devices that made the film alive and vibrant will be translated into hyper-theatrical ones. 1,047 more words
Dates and theaters have been set for Amélie, A New Musical, with Hamilton star and Tony nominee Philipa Soo in the title role. Following its 2015 world premiere at the Berkeley Rep, the show will now begin a pre-Broadway run December 4 at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre, where it will run through January 15. 99 more words