I've written several times here about the new musical, Amelie, which I saw in a pre-Broadway tryout at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and quite enjoyed. I posted the video of a song from the show the other week, and though it was nice enough, it was intentionally a pop-arrangement that they did for wider distribution and didn't really give a sensibility of the tone of the show. I came across another video which does a better job at that, though you still don't a sense of the full staging much since it was done fairly barebones on the Today show.
But it's the star Philliipa Soo (who won a Tony Award for Hamilton -- and is terrific in this show) along with the cast doing a medley of two songs. So, you get the proper wistful arrangement, and at least a sense of the staging with the cast.
By the way, in a Media Alert, she is scheduled to be a guest tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, so my guess is that she'll perform a song there, as well. Unless, that is, she says, "Since Bob Elisberg had a video of me tonight on his website, I don't have to sing this evening and you can just go there to watch it." (My guess though is that she'll sing, "Time is Hard for Dreamers," a verse of which she sings here. Most of the video is taken up by the larger-cast number, "Tour de France.")
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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