Photo Flash: First Look at Samantha Barks and More in the World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep

Just in to BroadwayWorld! Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents award-winning British actress Samantha Barks starring 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 MISERABLES, portrays 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. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Barks is joined by (in alphabetical order) David Andino (Blind Beggar/Garden Gnome), 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), Shannon O'Boyle (Swing), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Suzanne), Tony Sheldon (Dufayel/Collignon), Perry Sherman (Lucien), Jacob Keith Watson (Swing), and Paul Whitty (Joseph).

Written by Craig Lucas (An American in Paris, Prelude to a Kiss), AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL, features music by Daniel Messe of the acclaimed band Hem with lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys) and Messe. The musical began previews on August 28, opens on September 11, and runs through October 4, 2015. Press night will be held on September 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL, features scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Peter Nigrini with music direction by Kimberly Grigsby and choreography by Sam Pinkleton.

Photo Credit: Kevin Berne,

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