This world premiere musical explores the uniquely American art form of the barbershop quartet. More…
Set in Coney Island at the turn of the 20th century, "The Apple Boys" features four diverse actors playing over forty characters. The story centers on Jack Chapman III (Johnny Appleseed’s grandson) who sets out to save his family apple orchard by enlisting the help of Nathan Handwerker (founder of Nathan’s Hot Dogs), Warren Lincoln Travis (“The World’s Strongest Man”), and Lina “Hank” Beecher (designer of the first looping roller coaster). Together, this very different group of friends discover the magic of a new kind of music: barbershop harmony.
See it if you like barbershop singing, horrid puns, basic productions that tell a good story simply and very well
Don't see it if you hate barbershop harmony, are looking for a full scale musical
See it if You want to see 4 talented performers who can play multiple roles. The singing was great and it’s just fun! It’s a small intimate theater.
Don't see it if You don’t like barbershop quartet singing or you expect a major production.
Also Great for families!!!
See it if You enjoy silly, self-aware musicals for an NYC audience.
Don't see it if You want something perfectly polished. You can only get matinee tickets, I think this probably plays better at night/maybe at a bar-theatre.
See it if barbershop quartet enters an amateur contest after they fall short trying to raise money on the Coney Island boardwalk, turn of 20th century
Don't see it if you think barbershop inspired harmonies are old fashioned;the cast of four play multiple characters, many work, but several could be trimmed
See it if You enjoy great Barbershop quartet singing and look foward to a very fun time.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy Barbershop quartet singing and small intimate theaters with minimal sets
See it if you adore barbershop harmony, you like small musicals like Forever Plaid, or you enjoy seeing cast members play multiple characters.
Don't see it if you don't care for barbershop, you want a bigger cast or bigger production values, you get confused when people play multiple characters.
See it if you want to see a small new musical with a great big heart ... featuring wonderful, funny performances and great barbershop harmonies!
Don't see it if you’re not looking for 75 minutes of lighthearted fun peppered with puns and NYC humor.
See it if You would enjoy a slight, charming, diverting evening. If you enjoy harmonies and silly puns and jokes. If you don't mind low-budget.
Don't see it if You expect a fully-realized production with expensive sets, costumes, etc. If silly humor annoys you. Or if you don't like barbershop music
See it if you want to enjoy a goodhearted, fun time of escape. A delightful show performed by an energetic cast. Fun to see them all play many roles
Don't see it if you want a perfectly polished or larger scale production. You prefer more sophisticated humor or surprising plot twists.
See it if you appreciate actor-driven pieces--everyone plays at least two characters--& close harmonies (even if they're not authentically barbershop)
Don't see it if expecting the unpredictable; the novelty is in the inventive staging & quick change characters--the plot points can spotted way in advance
See it if U have ur kids with u and like slap-stick, madcap, barbershop quartet style musical comedy.
Don't see it if You don't care for zany antics or an unpolished entertainment that seemed like a dress rehearsal.
See it if You like fast paced shows. There's never a dull moment in the narrative which deals a lot with historical references to New York City.
Don't see it if It you don't care for barber shop quartet singing
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