Press kit: Amélie, A New Musical

Amélie, A New Musical

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09/23/15: Berkeley Rep Adds Additional Performances…

Berkeley Rep Adds Additional Performances to Extended Run of Amélie, A New Musical

Hit musical must close Sunday, October 18

Amélie, A New Musical continues to win the hearts of Bay Area audiences. Due to popular demand Berkeley Rep announces that the show, which was already extended by a week, will run for an additional eight performances—but it must close Sunday, October 18, 2015. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 510 647–2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. The theatrical world premiere presentation has been met with enthusiastic applause and rave reviews from critics:

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09/14/15: Berkeley Rep Extends Amélie

Berkeley Rep Extends Amélie, A New Musical

Eight performances added—now playing through October 11

Due to an exuberant reception from critics and audiences alike, Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that Amélie, A New Musical will extend for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on October 4, the world premiere will now play through Sunday, October 11. Starting at noon today, tickets for the added eight performances can be purchased by phone at 510 647–2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org.

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08/13/15: Berkeley Rep Opens 2015–16 Season…

Berkeley Rep Opens 2015–16 Season with World Premiere of Amélie, A New Musical

British actress Samantha Barks stars as Amélie in new musical penned by Craig Lucas, featuring score by Daniel Messé of the acclaimed band Hem

Berkeley Rep welcomes Peet’s Coffee as new season sponsor, joining BART, Wells Fargo, and KPIX-TV

Berkeley Rep opens its 2015–16 season with Amélie, A New Musical starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Academy Award-nominated 2001 French film. Now she comes to the stage in an inventive and captivating new musical directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, who is known for her work on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Clybourne Park. With a book by Craig Lucas (An American in Paris, Prelude to Kiss), the musical features a stirring score by Daniel Messé of the band Hem and lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys). Amélie, A New Musical is produced by special arrangement with Aaron Harnick, Triptyck Studios, and SBR Productions.

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06/19/15: Casting for World Premiere of Amélie

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting for World Premiere of Amélie, A New Musical Adapted from the Academy Award-Nominated Film

Award-winning actress Samantha Barks to star as Amélie

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that award-winning British actress Samantha Barks will star in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). Barks, who is best known for her stand-out performance as Éponine in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, will portray the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie. Her most recent theatre credits include City of Angels, Cabaret, and Oliver! in London’s West End, and Chicago at The Hollywood Bowl. She will be joined by Randy Blair (Hipolito), Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), Alison Cimmet (Amandine/Philomene), Carla Duren (Gina), John Hickok (Raphael/Bretodeaux), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette/Fluffy/Sylvie), and Paul Whitty (Joseph), with additional casting to be announced at a later time.

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At Berkeley Rep, Savvy Crawford as young Amélie and John Hickok as Raphael with the cast of Amélie, A New Musical, a world premiere based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks as Amélie with the cast of Amélie, A New Musical, a world premiere based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks as Amélie, Maria-Christina Oliveras as Suzanne, and Adam Chanler-Berat as Nino in Amélie, A New Musical, a world premiere based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks as Amélie with the cast of Amélie, A New Musical, a world premiere based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Carla Duren as Gina, Perry Sherman as Lucien, Tony Sheldon as Collignon, Alyse Alan Louis as Georgette, and Samantha Barks as Amélie in Amélie, A New Musical, a world premiere based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks as Amélie in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks as Amélie and award-winning actor Tony Sheldon as Dufayel in Amélie, A New Musical, a world premiere based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks as Amélie and Adam Chanler-Berat as Nino in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks as Amélie and Adam Chanler-Berat as Nino in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks stars as Amélie in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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Award-winning actress Samantha Barks stars in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon comes to Berkeley Rep for the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning actress Samantha Barks stars as Amélie in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, award-winning playwright Craig Lucas pens the book for the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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At Berkeley Rep, lyricist Nathan Tysen joins the creative team for the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, based on the Academy Award-nominated film.

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Who

Book by Craig Lucas
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé
Musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby
Musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Directed by Pam MacKinnon

Featuring

David Andino (Blind Beggar/Garden Gnome), Samantha Barks (Amélie), Randy Blair (Hipoloto), Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), Alison Cimmet (Amandine/Philomene), Savvy Crawford (Young Amélie), Carla Duren (Gina), John Hickok (Raphael/Bretodeaux), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Suzanne), Tony Sheldon (Dufayel/Collignon), Perry Sherman (Lucien), Paul Whitty (Joseph), Shannon O’Boyle (Swing), Jacob Keith Watson (Swing)

Orchestra

Kimberly Grigsby (Conductor, Keyboards), Dana Bauer (Woodwinds), Kathy Marshall (Violin), Vanessa Ruotolo (Cello), Wendy Tamis (Harp), Schuyler McFadden (Guitar), Allen Biggs (Percussion), Richard Duke (Bass), Kevin Porter (Contractor)

Creative team

David Zinn (scenic and costume designer), Jane Cox (lighting designer), Kai Harada (sound designer), Peter Nigrini (projection designer), Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé (vocal arrangers), and Bruce Coughlin (orchestrator)

What

Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Academy Award-nominated film—now she comes to the stage in an inventive and captivating new musical. 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.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

August 29–October 18, 2015

Amélie, A New Musical calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

(all shows @ 8pm unless noted)
Saturday 8/29, Sunday 8/30 (7pm), Tuesday 9/1, Wednesday 9/2 (7pm), Thursday 9/3, Friday 9/4, Saturday 9/5, Sunday 9/6 (7pm), Tuesday 9/8, Wednesday 9/9 (7pm), and Thursday 9/10

Opening Night

Friday 9/11 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner for donors sponsored by Hotel Shattuck Plaza and a post-show party for audiences sponsored by Pathos Organic Greek Kitchen

Teen Night

Friday 9/4 @ 6:15pm
Includes a pre-show dinner sponsored by Picante

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Friday 9/18, Tuesday 9/22, and Thursday 10/1 following the performance

Last Call

Friday 9/18 following the evening performance

How much

Premium: $80–109 · Section A: $71–97 · Section B: $55–85 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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