Auditions Announced for Spring Musical, "The Apple Tree" at Genesee Center for the Arts

Audition dates have been selected for the Genesee Center for the Arts spring musical, "The Apple Tree," by veteran Broadway lyricists Jerome Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The play will be performed April 29, 30, and May 1, 2004. Approximately twelve roles exist for men and women aged 18 - 50. Participants should come prepared to perform a two to three minute song from a musical theatre show and wear comfortable clothes.

Auditions will be held on Monday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. Callbacks for successful performers are scheduled for Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. All auditions will be held in the Stuart Steiner Theatre on the Batavia campus of Genesee Community College.

Best known for their blockbuster hit Fiddler on the Roof, Bock and Harnick created The Apple Tree in 1966. It recently re-appeared on Broadway with a re-written scene, 33 years after its original opening. The Apple Tree, which had earned a cult following, consists of three one-act musicals, each based on a short story following the theme of Eve and Temptation. These plays draw on short works by Mark Twain, "The Diary of Adam and Eve," Frank R. Stockton's jealousy fable, "The Lady or the Tiger?" and Jules Feiffer's modern-day fairy tale, "Passionella".

Marcia Morrison, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at Genesee, and director of the musical says that "the one-acts are quirky and comic in tone and provide a wide canvas for the cast to display their acting and musical skills."

For more information about auditions, call the Arts Center office at 345-6802. To receive a calendar of events or to make reservations for any of our spring shows, call the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at 345-6814.

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