The Broadway musical Amélie, which was seen in a brief 2017 run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, returns to New York City November 1–3 in a new production from the arts magnet high school, The Beacon School.
The Beacon School, which has presented Rent, Spring Awakening, The Light in the Piazza, and Caroline, or Change in recent seasons, stages the chamber musical for five performances through November 3. The production is currently sold out.
Based on the five-time Oscar-nominated film, the show follows Amélie, a young woman who brings joy (and mayhem) to strangers in Paris by improvising covert acts of kindness. When a chance at love comes her way, she realizes she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart to find happiness.
The cast includes Chiara Aiello as Amélie, with Emma Adelman as Young Amélie, Daniel Cadnena as Nino, Josh Medintz as Raphael, Francesca Morris Perez as Amandine, Cole Canzano as Dufayel, Ray Craig as Gnome, Dylan Nadelman as Suzanne, Grace Albano as Gina, and Lena Pepe as Georgette. Students from the Beacon School are also featured in the band.
Amélie is directed by Jo Ann Cimato.