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The Apple Tree (Vocal Selections) - Full Length Musical

The Apple Tree (Vocal Selections)

Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Full Length Musical

ISBN: 9781423424185

Book by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
Additional Book Material by Jerome CoopersmithMusic and Lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon HarnickBased on stories by Mark Twain, Frank R. Stockton and Jules Feiffer
The Apple Tree is "a unique evening of three one-act musicals about men, women, and a little thing called temptation."

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Full Length Musical

The Apple Tree is "a unique evening of three one-act musicals about men, women, and a little thing called temptation."

This songbook features ten tunes in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part:

The Apple Tree (Forbidden Fruit)

Beautiful, Beautiful World



I'm Lost

I've Got What You Want

Oh, to Be a Movie Star


What Makes Me Love Him?

You Are Not Real

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"Three of the most charming and witty musicals imaginable... The songs are extraordinary musically and lyrically." -Daily News

"Each segment, with its own story and characterization developed within a relatively short time, moves swiftly, with something comic, satirical, tender or pleasantly lyrical every minute." -New York World Journal Tribune
THE APPLE TREE opened on October 9, 1966 at the Shubert Theatre. Produced by Stuart Ostrow and Directed by Mike Nichols, the original cast included Barbara Harris, Alan Alda, and Larry Blyden. Harris, a sensational singing comic, won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and went on to star in her own stage vehicles and a film career that has included Freaky Friday and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. THE APPLE TREE ran for 463 performances, closing on November 25, 1967. THE APPLE TREE, revived by the Roundabout Theatre Company, opened on December 14, 2006. It starred Kristin Chenoweth, Brian D'Arcy James and Marc Kudisch. The production garnered a 2007 Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. THE APPLE TREE revival ran for 117 performances, closing on March 11, 2007.

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







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


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