The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical
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The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical
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The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(47 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

This world premiere musical explores the uniquely American art form of the barbershop quartet.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (47)

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75 Reviews | 40 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Great singing. All about Coney Island. Very funny. Id see it again. A fun event.

Don't see it if You dont like barbershop quartets

258 Reviews | 104 Followers
96
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Great acting, Great singing

See it if No ifs! Go!! Be utterly charmed by a terrific troupe in multiple roles & relating a delightful tale w/ verve, sass, glee & hilarious lyrics.

Don't see it if you're averse to spending 80 minutes swept up by an insanely talented ensemble in a cozy venue off-off Broadway & to walking away grinning??

71 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you enjoy cleverly written and executed shows. It is fast paced. Four actors and a musician play many parts.

Don't see it if you have a poor imagination.

91 Reviews | 17 Followers
95
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like small theater, enjoy barbershop quarters

Don't see it if you are looking for a huge production, don't like minimal sets, or you don't like actors who play multiple characters.

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
93
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You like barbershop. You like quirky old-timey stuff. You like good singing. You like to laugh.

Don't see it if You only like theater if it's super serious, I guess. This was so funny and clever. So much fun.

175 Reviews | 22 Followers
92
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if the singing was great

Don't see it if you dont like musicals

287 Reviews | 77 Followers
91
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a fun show. I enjoyed this as well as the singing. The cast plays multiple characters, and does a great job telling a story.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious show. This is a comedy. I recommend checking it out for something different.

52 Reviews | 13 Followers
90
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you enjoy witty humor in a whirlwind fable-esque farce; this show is incredibly enjoyable from start to finish, and the actors are fantastic

Don't see it if you don't like barbershop, or actors playing multiple characters bothers you. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
December 13th, 2018

"'The Apple Boys' is a surprisingly entertaining tall tale that makes excellent use of this uniquely American art form. The talented and hard-working cast brings to life 40 characters from turn-of-the-last-century New York, often without catching a breath. The musical is also a valentine to the Big Apple from Coney Island to Central Park and with its references to many famous New Yorkers. At a swift 80 minutes…a most diverting musical evening in the theater."
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Theater Pizzazz
December 17th, 2018

"It’s an incredibly well-designed experience. Like pocket cabaret, it has elements of surprise and comedic bits. However, it’s so complete in form. Direction by David Alpert makes great use of the space...While the device of getting to the big show is common, it’s largely successful. The story is so persuasive, It might even make the most jaded New Yorker nostalgic...It’s a thoroughly enjoyable 75 minutes."
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Off Off Online
December 10th, 2018

“A delightful little musical...Don’t look for cohesive musical storytelling here; ‘The Apple Boys’ is more of a vaudeville, a vehicle for silliness, quick changes, and most of all, an optimistic spirit that’s noticeably scarce in 2018. They provide giggles right off...The writing’s good but not great, the songs are tremendous fun...but not memorable...As absurdity piles on absurdity, we just give in. Puns, slapstick, exploitation of old showbiz tropes—and it’s all happy-making.”
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