Book by Jonothon Lyons
Music & Lyrics by Ben Bonnema
Nov. 30th - Dec. 23rd at HERE Arts Center
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In Coney Island at the turn of the 20th century, Jack Chapman III (Johnny Appleseed’s grandson) sets out to save his family apple orchard by enlisting the help of Nathan Handwerker (founder of Nathan’s Hot Dogs), Warren Lincoln Travis (“The World’s Strongest Man”), and Lina “Hank” Beecher (designer of the first looping roller coaster). Together this diverse group of friends discover the magic of a new kind of music: barbershop harmony.
Four actors play over forty characters in this fast-paced musical comedy. Featuring original barbershop harmony songs and a lush piano score by Ben Bonnema, The Apple Boys is an old-fashioned, new-fangled adventure for everyone that celebrates the American Spirit, approximate historical accuracy, and Aristotle’s age-old truth that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Demos performed by Emily Skeggs, Jonothon Lyons, Teddy Yudain, and Nicholas Gordon.
August 2016 - A staged presentation of the first act at Dixon Place
August 2017 - A staged presentation of the whole show at Dixon Place, starring Tony-nominated actor Emily Skeggs
November 2017 - Presented two sold-out shows at Ars Nova as part of their "One Night Stand" series.
November 2018 - Began a three-week production at HERE Arts Center, presented by “Heart On Sleeve Productions”