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“Amélie the Musical” brings whimsy and kindness to Central Bucks West stage


The Central Bucks High School West Harlequin Club welcomes audiences to “Amélie the Musical,” March 31 to April 3.
“Amélie,” with music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, ran briefly on Broadway in 2017. The Harlequin Club is proud to be among the first schools in the area to present this heartwarming show.
“Amélie the Musical” is based on the 2001 French art film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant. After an unusual childhood, Amélie embarks on her own personal journey of “good deed doing” to find her way in contemporary Paris.
Much of the show is set in a Parisian café but also includes playful elements like a gnome who comes to life, a goldfish puppet and a character who paints reproductions of famous paintings (created by CB West art students in this production).

“We are living through difficult times and I knew I wanted to select a show that was positive, bright and full of hope and kindness,” said Director Jessica Bostock.
“Amélie’s world is full of imagination and wonder, which was a beautiful element to play with. At its core the show is about the importance of human connection, and the truthfulness and vulnerability of that is what makes this story so special.”
Amélie is playing at Central Bucks West High School, 375 W. Court Street, Doylestown, Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The ticket link can be found at Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and seniors, cash or check only at the door.