Hamilton, OH January 28, 2022—As the third production of its 2021-2022 season, Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre proudly presents the regional premiere of the Broadway musical, Amour, with music by Michel Legrand and libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert, adapted from Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé, English adaptation by Jeremy Sams. Amour is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
Set in Paris shortly after World War II, Amour focuses on the mild-mannered Dusoleil, a lowly clerk who longs for the beautiful, unhappily married Isabelle. When life changes inexplicably and unexpectedly for Dusoleil, he becomes a bit of a Parisian Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. As word spreads of his noble pursuits, intriguing Isabelle, shy Dusoleil faces a dilemma–does he continue his campaign, or own up to his escapades and rescue Isabelle from her lonely life?
Performances will be held at Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus (1601 University Blvd Hamilton, OH) February 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30pm and February 13 at 2pm. Tickets are available online at www.ghctplay.com, by phone at 513-737-PLAY(7529), and at the door prior to performances and are $17 for individual tickets. Special group pricing ($15/ticket) is available for groups of 20 or more. All patrons are required to wear masks while attending performances.
Amour is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Max Iltzsch, produced by Erin Heinrich, and directed and vocal directed by Ryan Heinrich–with conductor Betsy Horton, stage manager Brooke Baird, scenic design by Mary Slocum, lighting and sound design by Eric Cimini, properties by Marijo Farley, and costumes by Rhonda Lucas.
This is Ryan Heinrich’s fourth production as director at GHCT–following Blood Brothers in 2014, Little Women in 2011 and Baker’s Wife in 2010.
This production has brought together actors from throughout the region. Returning to the GHCT stage is Wright State musical theatre graduate Sean Miller-Jones (Dusoleil). He is joined by Talia Noelle Zoll (Isabelle), who has frequented stages across Cincinnati, in her first role with GHCT.
Rounding out the incredible ensemble cast are Clancey Butts (Charles/Policeman/Communist), Scott Christian (Bertrand/Policeman/Lawyer), Maria Helbig (Madeleine/Nun), Adam Hesselbrock (News Vendor), Dylan McGill (Prosecutor General/Boss), Katelyn Quinn (Whore/Claire), and Sami Shaaban (Painter/Doctor/President).