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The Apple Tree

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Clever
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Critics
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Members
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7 reviews
 

Musicals Tonight! revives this trio of musical playlets: 'The Diary of Adam and Eve,' 'The Lady or the Tiger,' and 'Passionella.' With songs by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, the same team behind 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

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In these three mini-musicals, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick show us that women have been smarter than men from as far back as Eden. Songs include "Here in Eden," "What Makes Me Love Him," "I've Got What You Want," "Oh, To Be a Movie Star," and "Gorgeous."

 

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Reviews (8)

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Avg Score

50
TheaterScene.net

“Part of the problem is the lack of innovation in Ray Roderick's staging in this show which calls out for invention and clever handling of sets and props. Devin Vogel's colorless stage design (making use mainly of a ladder in the first and third stories) and Hope Salvan's equally colorless costumes for most of the show (pale grey and blue tee-shirts and jeans for the first one-act) do not help bring any atmosphere to the three separate stories.” Full Review

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81
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82
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like to see under-performed old classic musicals, you enjoy seeing young talent, you don't mind very low budget productions.

Don't see it if you want nice costumes, sets and lighting. This is a bare-bones, somewhat ratty looking but quite charming and well-performed show.

79
Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to experience the 1966 Brock and Harnick Tony winner for Barbara Harris and be pleasantly entertained by 3 musical one acts.

Don't see it if you desire a musical with a compelling plot and knock 'em out songs.

79
Funny, Delightful, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a seldom-produced musical by Harnick & Bock. Material a bit dated, but performances were delightful, sparkling & energetic.

Don't see it if You require a full blown production; sets, costumes are minimal. I adore Musicals Tonight & its mission to revive little-known musicals.

85
Intelligent, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love Bock & Harnick, enjoy classic musicals, enjoy sets done effectively with little, or just want a fun show to kick off autumn.

Don't see it if if you need all the usual bells and whistles for a show to work for you. The tickets are cheap, and you get more than you pay for.

Also This rarely-produced show deserves to be seen at least once by anyone ... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy seldom seen musical revivals.

Don't see it if You don’t like whimsical, light and funny musical skits based on fables.

Also Savannah Frazier Is outstanding in the role(s) which won Barbara Harri... Read more Read less

88
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like well acted, simply-produced theater which is well directed.

Don't see it if You like lavish sets and ornate theater.

80
During previews
Clever, Dated, Low production values, Great fun, Simple staging

See it if you enjoy Harnick&Bock. 3 short stories=90 min of fun. Talented Savannah Frazier steals the show! Silly, fluffy, engaging, funny, tuneful.

Don't see it if you want a full prodctn. Men aren't at Frazier's level. Some attitudes are outdated. Still Harnck's words are clever, Boch's music memorable

Also The Musicals Tonight productions always delight me. They remind me of ... Read more Read less