Book by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
Additional Book Material by Jerome Coopersmith
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
Based on stories by Mark Twain, Frank R. Stockton and Jules Feiffer

The Apple Tree | Book Musical, Rated PG | Large

  • About the Show

    THE APPLE TREE is a unique evening of three one-act musicals about men, women and a little thing called temptation from the songwriting team of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SHE LOVES ME.


    The first act, "The Diary Of Adam And Eve," is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple, adapted from Mark Twain's Extracts From Adam's Diary. The second act, "The Lady Or The Tiger?," explores the fickleness of love in a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom. Finally, "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.

    Performance Group

    High School, University, Amateur, Professional

    Casting Information

    Star Vehicle - Female, Star Vehicle – Male

    ADAM Masculine, practical, and stubborn. At first confused and put-off by Eve, he soon learns to love her.
    Male, 20-35 yrs old
    Range: C4 - E5

    BALLADEER The mischievous, all-knowing storyteller. Can double as the Tiger-Keeper.
    Male, 25-45 yrs old
    Range: C4 - G5

    BARBARA A high-maintenance, seductive vamp. Barbara is the Princess and Arik’s daughter. She is secretly in love with a common soldier and becomes insanely jealous.
    Female, 18-25 yrs old
    Range: G3 - E5

    CAPTAIN SANJAR A hardy and well-intentioned Captain who has just come back from a terrible war. He is secretly in love with the Princess Barbara.
    Male, 25-35 yrs old
    Range: G3 - E5

    ELLA / PASSIONELLA An ordinary chimney sweep who becomes Passionella, the glamour girl, when she dreams of being a movie star. Humble, joyful, and full of passion.
    Female, 20-30 yrs old
    Range: C3 - E5

    ENSEMBLE KING'S MEN; HANDMAIDS; GUARDS; PRISONERS; FILM CREW; SUBWAY PASSENGERS EVE Beautiful, curious, and playful. She knows what’s best, and greatly seeks Adam’s admiration and companionship.
    Female, 20-30 yrs old
    Range: G3 - E5

    FLIP / GEORGE L. BROWN A normal, nerdy guy, who dreams of becoming a rock star. As Flip, he is part Marlon Brando, part Elvis, and part Bob Dylan.
    Male, 20-35 yrs old
    Range: C4 - G5

    KING ARIK A hot-blooded, commanding King with absolute power and father to Barbara. Demanding, idealist, advocate of justice.
    Male, 40-60 yrs old
    Range: B3 - E5

    NADJIRA A sweet-hearted girl, and one of Barbara's servants.
    Female, 18-25 yrs old
    Speaking Role

    NARRATOR A dapper man in a tuxedo who guides the audience through the story. He takes joy in his all-knowing presence, and uses it to playfully tease the other characters.
    Male, 35-55 yrs old
    Range: F4 - E5

    THE SNAKE A tuxedoed, smooth-talking Broadway type. Stealthy and manipulative.
    Male, 30-50 yrs old
    Range: C4 - F5

    Production Material


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