The Center Theatre Group production of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-winning 2001 French film Amélie, opens its Los Angeles tryout at the Ahmanson Theatre December 16, for a run through January 15, 2017. If you haven’t realized Amélie has found her soul mate, the ensemble is there to cue you by opening suitcases to reveal sparkling hearts. It neither offends nor enthralls. People were usually head over heels about it (“It’s so cute!”) or violently allergic to it (“But it’s so cute!”). Phillipa Soo is a Tony nominated American singer and actress, who is possibly best known for portraying Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in the Broadway musical, Hamilton. Embodying Amelie onstage is Phillipa Soo, the 26-year-old Julliard graduate who began her career in … But she must do so on her terms, which means invisibly and, needless to say, most whimsically. Born on May 31, 1990 in Illinois, she attended Libertyville High School, and afterwards, graduated from … Look Back at Highlights of Amélie Starring Phillipa Soo. Even Mr. Jeunet’s inventive, cinema-infatuated mise-en-scène is steeped in a sort of “so it goes” (or “ça va”) drollery, sentimentality plus cynicism being the quintessential French equation. Amélie, Starring Phillipa Soo, Opening Night on Broadway By Hannah Vine | 04/04/2017 The musical adaptation of the Oscar-nominated film officially opened April 3. Ms. Soo stars in this musical based on a 2001 film. Unfortunately, they also tend to turn pale and watery before your eyes, like sidewalk chalk drawings in the rain. Phillipa Soo of 'Hamilton' to star in upcoming 'Amelie, A New Musical' Elysa Gardner. “I can see the world I’m dreaming all around me,” sings Young Amélie (a charmingly poker-faced Savvy Crawford), the isolated daughter of overprotective but unloving parents (Manoel Felciano and Alison Cimmet). So all credit to this show’s creative team, overseen by the director Pam MacKinnon, for giving coherent life to a tale that exists as much in Amélie’s imagination as in anywhere else. “The world is reaching out to catch me, but we’ve yet to really meet,” sings Young Amélie, early in the show. (During her childhood, her mom was killed before her eyes by a large man who jumped from the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral.). Tony® nominee Phillipa Soo returns to Broadway in AMÉLIE, a new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and "an enchanting act of theatrical reinvention” (Los Angeles Times).Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. Tickets are now also on sale to the general public for the Broadway production, which will begin previews March 9, 2017, and open April 3 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. In the course of her acts of voyeuristic virtue, Amélie sets eyes on the equally fanciful Nino (Adam Chanler-Berat). Joan Marcus. News. The cast members refrain from over-signaling their characters’ eccentricity, which is a blessing. Joan Marcus. He works as a clerk in a porn shop, but his life’s obsession is collecting strips of pictures that are thrown away at photo booths. An eavesdropper on the lives of others, she anonymously restores lost property, arranges romances and mobilizes her stagnating widowed father into activity, by stealing a garden gnome from a shrine he built to his dead wife. Soo, who plays Eliza Schuyler in “Hamilton,” will lead a musical stage version of the film “Amelie" that hopes to land on Broadway in 2017. ... Amelie is adapted from the 2001 film that starred Audrey Tautou as a young woman in Paris. Hamilton (Aug 06, 2015 - Present) Also Starring: Phillipa Soo. In her highly anticipated return to Broadway, Phillipa Soo stars as the winsome Parisienne of Amélie.. Adam Chanler-Berat and Phillipa Soo in Amélie. Say what you will about its cinematic prototype, directed with an auteur’s flourish by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, it had style to spare, not to mention the courage of its worldly but whimsical convictions. For a cunning little bauble of an entertainment, the 2001 French film “Amélie” inspired uncommonly extreme responses. Phillipa Soo in Amélie, A Musical. That the show’s creators are aware of the potential dangers of cloying cuteness probably accounts for its seeming so subdued, even as frolicsome puppets (by Amanda Villalobos) take the stage. That disconnect between girl and world might be said to parallel that of this tentative show and its audience. Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal) plays her leading man. In other words, “Amélie” the movie was très, très Français. Amélie, starring Phillipa Soo: EW stage review Amélie , starring Phillipa Soo: EW stage review The 'Hamilton' star is back on Broadway in this new musical based on the film of the same name And the gnome in this version, unlike the one in the movie, becomes an animated, singing character. Fortunately, the creators of Amélie found the leading lady of their dreams in 26-year-old breakout Broadway star Phillipa Soo. FOR THEATRICAL MERCHANDISE, VISIT PLAYBILLSTORE.COM. Amélie Poulain is played by Phillipa Soo, while Nino Quincampoix is played by Adam Chanler-Berat. As you have surely gathered by now, “Amélie” is aggressively cute and quirky. Adam Chanler-Berat & Phillipa Soo in 'Amélie' (Photo: Joan Marcus) Phillipa Soo Photos is a non-profit fansite which claims no credit for any images posted unless stated otherwise. In “Amélie: A New Musical,” the whimsical title character, played by Phillipa Soo, far right, and the store clerk portrayed by Adam Chanler-Berat, second from right, are soul mates whose connection may need a nudge. But never mind.). Phillipa Soo, 26, will follow up her run in “Hamilton” with the title role in “Amelie, A New Musical,” at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. prior to its Broadway debut. Dufayel (Tony Sheldon), a twinkly old artist in the apartment across the way, gently pushes her toward her destiny, with the visual aid of a Renoir painting he spends his days copying again and again. 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Ms. Soo is the kind of charismatic talent worth a journey to a Broadway theatre, but Amélie might stretch the loyalty of even her most diehard fans.. This is true even of Ms. Soo, an actress of distinctive musical talent. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Courtesy of Amélie, A Musical, Photo by Joan Marcus. (The musical staging and choreography are by Sam Pinkleton.) In the course of her acts of voyeuristic virtue, Amélie sets eyes … The show’s very clever designers — including David Zinn (set and costumes), Jane Cox and Mark Barton (lighting), and Peter Nigrini (the delightful projections) — and its 13-member, multiple-cast ensemble dutifully transform dreams into flesh (and fabric, wood, paper and plastic). Scroll through the 8 production photos below: The Broadway-bound musical opens their L.A. Tryout December 16. (Yes, that’s right. Information on this site is copyright to its respectful owners. It takes a special actress to play Amélie Poulain, the enchanting Parisian heroine created on screen in 2001 by Audrey Tautou and now the title character in a captivating new musical. The stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated film plays its final performance May 21 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Review: ‘Amélie’ Is Easy to Listen To, but Never Really Sings. Adam Chanler-Berat and Phillipa Soo in “Amélie,” the new musical at the Walter Kerr Theatre, directed by Pam MacKinnon, based on the 2001 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. "Amelie" was a movie that inspired young Phillipa as a teen growing up in Chicago. L.A. previews began December 4. But while Ms. Tautou summoned Hepburn the mischievous gamin, Ms. Soo evokes Ms. Hepburn’s more stately and serene side, the princess in “Roman Holiday.” Playing withdrawn, as she does here, Ms. Soo tends to become a blank; in repose, her luminous face gives few clues to what’s going on inside Amélie’s ever-churning mind. Amelie, Starring Phillipa Soo & Adam Chanler-Berat, Will End Its Broadway Run. Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo Joins Amélie Musical; Broadway Braces for Dangerous Levels of Whimsy Starring: Phillipa Soo [Amélie] MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal. The musical opened on Broadway in the Walter Kerr theatre on March 9th, 2017 (first preview) April 3rd, 2017 was the official opening night and closed on May 21, 2017. She brought a rhapsodic passion to her roles in “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” (in its Off Broadway incarnations) and “Hamilton.” Like Audrey Tautou, who became an international star in the movie “Amélie,” she bears a resemblance to film’s all-time favorite waif-woman, Audrey Hepburn. Order tickets for the Los Angeles run by clicking here. Coming Soo to a theater near you. Eliza Hamilton - (Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 09, 2016) MusicalOriginal. Copyright 1991-2020 © Playbill Inc. All Rights Reserved. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, actress Phillipa Soo arrives at the Tony Awards in New York. Tickets, which range $49.50-$169.50 (including $2 facility fee), can be ordered via Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929. Easy to Listen to, but Never Really sings in 26-year-old breakout Broadway Phillipa... By now, “ Amélie ” the movie was très, très Français, Amélie. 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