The Forum Players, the student-based acting group at Genesee Community College presents their spring musical, The Apple Tree by veteran Broadway lyricists Jerome Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The play will be performed on stage at the Stuart Steiner Theatre on April 29, 30, and May 1 at 8:00 P.M. each day.
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 has earned a cult following, is a musical trio, each act based on a short story following the theme of Adam, Eve, men, women, and a "little thing called Temptation." Act I is based on The Diary of Adam and Eve, by Mark Twain and includes the song, "The Apple Tree". Frank R. Stockton's jealousy fable, The Lady or the Tiger? comprises Act II and includes the song "Forbidden Fruit. "Passionella, "Jules Feiffer's modern-day fairy tale completes the trilogy about a chimney sweep who magically transforms into a movie star.
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. And, the audience gets three musical plays for the price of one!"
Patti Simmons, dance instructor at Genesee and choreographer for the show is "pleased to be working with so many wonderful students. It's such a funny show the audience will enjoy the acting, the dancing, and the comedy."
Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved by calling the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at 585-345-6814 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.