By Kathy Chouteau
Masquers Playhouse, a volunteer community theatre in Point Richmond, is presenting Amélie, the Musical Nov. 11 through Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $30, with students and seniors saving 10 percent off the price.
Amélie’s Point Richmond production is based on the five-time Oscar nominated film and is directed by Enrico Banson, with Solona Husband starring as Amélie and Sleiman Elahmediah as Nino. Touted by production reps as “a feel-good musical filled to the brim with colorful observations and whimsical wonderings,” Amélie is described as “an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her imagination” who performs small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her.
Audience members will have to see the musical to find out if Amélie will seize her own opportunity for happiness when “a chance at love comes her way.”
Joining Husband and Elahmediah as part of the cast are Christina Boothman, Nelson Brown, Paul Hogarth, Anand Joseph, Hayley Kennen, Douglas Mandell, Victor Meneses, Logan Schluntz, Aaron Tan, Susan Tonkin and Heather Warren.
Amélie’s Creative Team features scenic design by John Hull; costume design by Mara Norleen; lighting design by Marshall; sound design by Enrico Banson (also the director); choreography by Katherine Cooper, music direction by Aaron Tan; and stage management by Bobby Scofield, according to production reps.
Masquers Playhouse is located at 105 Park Place in Point Richmond. Tickets to Amélie start at $30 and are available at masquers.org; by phone at 510-232-4031; and at the theatre’s onsite Box Office.
A “Pay What You Can Performance” will be offered Thurs., Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets to this performance should be reserved by emailing [email protected] or by calling 510-232-4031.
Learn more about Amélie here.