Licensing Company: Concord Theatricals
Amelie High School Edition
In this whimsical musical adaptation of the romantic comedy film, designed specifically for high school performers, an extraordinary young woman improvises small but surprising acts of kindness.
This licensed orchestration is based on the Original 2017 Broadway Production although the script is based on the changes made for the West End production in London.
This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Piano/Conductor score. There is just a single keyboard part in this show and although it is primarily piano, there are other sounds that are important to the orchestration found throughout the part. Some of these sounds include celeste, cathedral organ, ethereal synth pad, Fender Rhodes, Wurly, Toy piano, accordion, synth bells, and the infamous “Misterioso Effect” to name a few. This part is fairly complex so it will take an advanced player to navigate the part and the programming while leading the orchestra. In the Broadway production, the MD had a real acoustic piano for all the piano parts and a digital keyboard for all of the synth programming.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Craig Lucas
Music by: Daniel Messé
Lyrics by: Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé
Based on the Motion Picture by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant
Music orchestrated by: Bruce Coughlin
Vocal arrangements by: Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé
Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby
Musical Coordinator: Dean Sharenow
Original 2017 Broadway Orchestra
Conducted by: Kimberly Grigsby
Associate Conductor: Matt Beck
Piano/Keyboard: Kimberly Grigsby
Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar: Matt Beck
Drums/Percussion: Jon Epcar
Trombone: Andrea Neumann-Rodriguez
Acoustic Bass/Electric Bass: George Rush
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Flute/Bass Flute/Soprano Saxophone: Andrew Sterman
Violin/Viola: Hiroko Taguchi
Harp: Lynette Wardle
Music Copyist: JoAnne Kane Music Preparation and Russell Bartmus
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
The licensed version of Amélie reflects script and music changes from the West End production while retaining the Broadway orchestration.