2023 Amelie – Nov 3-19, 2023

Amélie

Amelie

November 3-19, 2023

Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 3, 4 at 7:30pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov. 9, 10, 11, and Nov. 16, 17, 18, at 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 5, 12, & 19, 2pm

Directed by Vincent Ratsavong
Music Director: Derrick Lacasse
Stage Manager: Nicole LaBresh
Book by Craig Lucas
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé

Based on the motion picture Amélie written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant

Amélie is an imaginative young woman who sets out to perform random acts of kindness for those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, she realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything! With a romantic score, colorful characters, and a world of fantastical fun, Amélie is a beautiful tale for the dreamers in everyone.

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Official Amélie: The Musical Cast List

Amélie Poulain/Young Amélie Poulain/Train Announcer
Stephanie WallaceLight

Amandine Poulain/Madame/Stranger
Kacee Rimer

Suzanne Sacripant/Collignon’s Mother
Maddie Welch

Gina Wells/Wrong Bretodeau 1
Lindsay Cagney

Georgette Cornuel/Wrong Bretodeau 2
Emily Crosta

Philomene de Noirpois/Sylvie Legrandin/Woman
Susan Allo

Blind Beggar/Gnome/Anchorperson/Good Looking Lug
Madison Bradbury

Nino Quincampoix/Train Announcer/Prompter
Eli Malo

Raphael Poulain/Collignon’s Father/Bretodeau
Jim Foster

Julien Dufayel/Collignon
Kevin Groppe

Hipolito Jeunet/Lucien Villeparisis/Elton John/Priest
Ryan Boudreau

Joseph Cottard/Mysterious Man/Adrien Wells/Goldfish/Tourist
Michael Maffeo

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Official Amélie: The Musical Cast Bios

Stephanie Wallace-Light (Amélie Poulain/Young Amélie/Train Announcer) is once again returning to the Mass Arts Center, having last been seen as The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd. She is overjoyed to share Amélie’s story, alongside one of the kindest and most supportive casts and creative teams she’s ever had the pleasure of working with. She’d like to thank her friends and family, near and far, who came along for this journey, and especially her husband – a lighthouse for a little boat in a big ocean – for always meeting her halfway.

Eli Malo

Eli Malo (Nino Quincampoix/Train Announcer/Prompter) is thrilled to be performing in his second show at Mass Arts Center. You may remember him as Hot Blades Harry in the spring production of Urinetown the Musical. Eli couldn’t imagine a better cast or crew to be working with. He hopes you enjoy this production and the collaborative effort that goes into transporting the audience to Montmartre on a nightly basis.

Susan Allo (Philomene/Sylvie/Woman) is delighted to return to the Mass Arts Center stage where she was last seen as Mrs. Millennium in Urinetown: The Musical. Performing since middle school, some of her favorite previous roles include Lucy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Amber in Hairspray. Susan would like to thank her family and friends for their unwavering support and Vincent and Derrick for giving her the opportunity to perform again. Susan would like to dedicate her performance to her partner, Abraham.

Ryan Boudreau (Hipolito/Lucien/Elton John) is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. He has been seen in BSU’s productions of Godspell as Jesus (KC/ACTF Merit Award), Blood at the Root as Colin, Deal Me Out as Oberon, Richard the III as Buckingham, The Proposal as Stephan Stepanovitch (Irene Ryan Award), and MilkMilkLemomade as Linda the Chicken. Ryan has most recently been seen as Officer Barrel in the Mass Arts Center production of Urinetown The Musical. Ryan has also been seen in the Mass Arts Center productions of Our Town and Sweeney Todd and had the privilege of debuting the role of Mat Roy in two staged readings of Halley’s Comet: A New Musical, held at Little Theatre of Fall River, and Massasoit Theatre Company.

Madison Bradbury (Blind Beggar/Gnome/Good Looking Lug/Anchorperson) is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. She has been seen in BSU’s productions of Antigone Ablaze as Antigone (Irene Ryan Nomination), Julie as Julie (Irene Ryan Nomination), Constellations as Roland, Richard the III as Queen Margaret/Prince Edward, Blood at the Root as Asha, Godspell as Jesus (KC/ACTF Merit Award), Epic Proportions as The Queen/Ensemble (Irene Ryan Nomination), Lighting the Way as Scissorman/Various, Matt & Ben as Matt Damon, and most recently in Heathers as Stoner Chick. Madi was a part of two staged readings of Halley’s Comet: A New Musical held at Little Theatre of Fall River and Massasoit Theatre Company and also portrayed Emily Webb in Mass Arts Center’s Summer Production of Our Town and is super excited to be back!

Lindsay Cagney (Gina/Wrong Bredoteau 1) is thrilled to be back on the Mass Arts Center stage again with the Amelie cast and crew. This will be her fourth experience with the Mass Arts Center as she previously played “Little Sally” in Urinetown, “Betty Jean” in The Marvelous Wonderettes and “Ellie Blake” in Freaky Friday. Lindsay holds a BA in Theater from Dean College and a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from MGHIHP. She would like to thank her friends, family and her amazing fiancée for all of their support. “We form a trail of breadcrumbs but what are they leading to?”

Emily Crosta (Georgette/Wrong Bredoteau 2) is a 23 year-old Boston-based theatre artist who is so grateful to be performing in this production of Amélie The Musical amongst so many talented actors and creatives.  She is delighted to be making her second appearance on the Mass Arts Center Reservoir Stage after performing as Hope Cladwell in last Spring’s production of Urinetown The Musical! Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Theatre for Social Justice and History, and hopes one day to pursue an MFA in Performance or Dramaturgy. Past favorite roles include: Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Kate Murphy in Titanic! The Musical (Eastern Nazarene College), as well as Lilli Vanessi in Kiss me, Kate! (South Shore School of Theatre). Emily is extremely thankful for her friends and family (biological and chosen), as well as to Vincent and Derrick, who are endlessly patient and always lovely to work with. Finally, Emily thanks her loving partner and best friend Eli, who supports her in every quirky and spontaneous venture, and who always meets her there halfway 😉 Enjoy the show!

Jim Foster (Raphael/Bretodeau/Collignon’s Father) is delighted to be back at the Mass Arts Center as part of this wonderful production of “Amelie”. Jim would like to thank everyone at the Mass Arts Center for the opportunity to join the outstanding cast of this unique and beautiful show. Jim dedicates his performance to his wife Kaci and daughters Abby & Clare.  

Kevin C. Groppe (Dufayel/Colignon) is delighted to be back at MassArts after playing “Old Man” Strong in Urinetown. Recently he played Bedford in the Joan of Arc Rock Opera Born to Do This (Company Theatre) and Ike Skidmore in Oklahoma! (Reagle). Other favorite roles: Shylock in Something Rotten and Hertz in Rock of Ages (Company Theatre); Grandpa Gellman in Caroline or Change (Moonbox); Doc in The Laramie Project (AlpaNYC); the Judges in To Kill a Mockingbird and in Parade (Umbrella); Hummel in The Ghost Sonata (Fort Point); Judge Thatcher in Big River (Lyric Stage); and Steve Ford in the movie This Killing Business.

Michael Maffeo (Joseph/Goldfish/Tourist/Mysterious Man/Adrien) is very excited to return to the Mass Arts Center stage after playing Mr. McQueen in Urinetown earlier this year. Other notable roles from his past include Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Albert in Bye Bye, Birdie and Narrator 2 in Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon. He’s had a great time working on this beautiful show with friends and role models and can’t wait to share it with you.

Kacee Staiti Rimer (Amandine Poulain/Madame/Stranger) is thrilled to return to the Mass Arts Center Reservoir Stage alongside this incredible cast and crew! Previous Mass Arts Center roles: Tiny Tom (Urinetown) and Poppy (Noises Off). Other favorite roles include: Uzo (Godspell), Little Red (Into the Woods), Bananas (The House of Blue Leaves), Diana Bingley (I Love You Because – DASH Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical). Kacee sends love and gratitude to her amazing castmates and the fantastic crew (with special thanks to Vincent and Derrick!) for their talent, kindness, support, and joy. Extra love and endless hugs to Tom, AC, and ET.

Maddie Welch (Suzanne/Collignon’s Mother) is thrilled to be back for the second time on the Mass Arts Center stage. You may have seen her last winter playing multiple roles in Forbidden Broadway or heard her upstairs as a singing waiter during the Ice Cream Socials this summer. Maddie has appeared locally in a number of other productions, most recently as Lady Clapham in Something Rotten and Snow White in Disenchanted, both at the Walpole Footlighters. Other favorite past roles include Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast), Caroline (Titanic), Claire (Rumors), Bird Girl (Seussical), and Miss Minchin (A Little Princess). Off the stage, Maddie enjoys playing the roles of Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur and Teacher. Maddie would like to thank the fantastic cast and crew of Amélie, and dedicates this performance to her late grandmother, Georgette.