The New Yorker - December 24 & 31 - 2018

The New Yorker - December 24 & 31 - 2018

THE new yorker

“In New York City somewhere around 1907 or the nineteen-thirties—historical accuracy is not a primary consideration here—an aspiring fruit farmer teams up with three other guileless dreamers to save his family’s apple orchard through a foolproof get-rich-quick scheme: busking as a barbershop quartet. This new musical comedy is a bushelful of delights: Ben Bonnema’s clever, catchy songs, Jonothon Lyons’s wonderfully silly yet tightly constructed book, and adorable, hilarious performances from the quartet (Jelani Remy, Amanda Ryan Paige, Teddy Yudain, and Lyons). Directed by David Alpert and chock-full of solid gags that get maximum mileage out of old-timey tropes and Coney Island lore, the show is a thoroughly winning tribute to collaboration in all realms, not least the theatre.” -Rollo Romig

Theatrepizzazz.com - December 17 - 2018     Photo by Richard Termine

Theatrepizzazz.com - December 17 - 2018 Photo by Richard Termine

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“Book is by Jonothon Lyons. He’s really done quite a bit to capture the essence of what it was like to breathe in the sea air, and dream of creating a success for oneself. - The story is so persuasive, It might even make the most jaded New Yorker nostalgic.” -Marcina Zaccaria

Theatrescene,net - December 13 - 2018       Photo by Richard Termine

Theatrescene,net - December 13 - 2018 Photo by Richard Termine

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"The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical is a surprisingly entertaining tall tale that makes excellent use of this uniquely American art form. The talented and hard-working cast brings to life 40 characters from turn-of-the-last-century New York, often without catching a breath. - At a swift 80 minutes, The Apple Boys is a most diverting musical evening in the theater." -Victor Gluk