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Amélie is a musical based on the 2001 romantic comedy film of the same name with music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. The musical premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2015. The musical opened on Broadway in March 2017 and closed on May 21, 2017.


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  • Bigger Than Jesus: In "Goodbye, Amélie", an Elton John parody sings that Amelie is "nicer than Oprah, bigger than Jesus".
  • Goofy Print Underwear: The gnome wears Union Jack boxers in the musical.
  • Imagine Spot: Amelie imagines Elton John singing at her funeral, similar to how he did for Princess Diana.
  • I Taste Delicious: In the musical, the guy who accidentally kills Amélie's mother gets up and tastes some of the blood from his head injury while singing.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Amelie's goldfish sings goodbye to her in the musical and the garden gnome gets his own song.
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