The Apple Tree

The Apple Tree
Love blossoms in these three comedic vignettes exploring the relationship between men and women.

The brilliant songwriting team behind Fiddler On The Roof and She Loves Me bring us another witty, tuneful and utterly charming musical in The Apple Tree. The original production was directed by Mike Nichols and helped launch the career of Barbara Harris, who won a Tony for her role.

The Apple Tree is made up of three musical miniatures that can be presented separately, or in any combination, to fill out a theatrical evening. "The Diary Of Adam And Eve" is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple adapted from Mark Twain's Extracts From Adam's Diary. "The Lady Or The Tiger?," a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom explores the fickleness of love. "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.


The Apple Tree is the perfect star vehicle for a woman and a man. Modest in its production requirements, this small cast show soars with Bock and Harnick's trademark warmth and humanity, amidst tongue-in-cheek humor.

Concert Selections for The Apple Tree

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • EVE
    From
    APPLE TREE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Jerry Bock
    Lyrics by
    Sheldon Harnick
    Orchestrated by
    Eddie Sauter
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Flute), Reed 2 (Alto Flute or Clarinet), Reed 3 (Oboe/English Horn or Clarinet), Reed 4 (Clarinet), Reed 5 (Bassoon or Bass Clarinet), 1 Horn, 3 Trumpets (Trumpet 3 Tacet), 3 Trombones, Percussion, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, (16) Violins, (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 2 Piano-Conductor Scores.
  • GORGEOUS
    From
    APPLE TREE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    2 min 28 sec
    Music by
    Jerry Bock
    Lyrics by
    Sheldon Harnick
    Orchestrated by
    Eddie Sauter
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1 (Flute, Bb Clarinet OR Eb Clarinet), 1 Reed 2 (Piccolo, Flute, cross-cued for Clarinet), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet, Optional Oboe), 1 Reed 4 (Tenor Sax), 1 Reed 5 (Baritone Sax), 1 Horn, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 2 Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, (16) Violin, (8) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 2 Piano Conductor Scores.
  • IT'S A FISH
    From
    APPLE TREE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Jerry Bock
    Lyrics by
    Sheldon Harnick
    Orchestrated by
    Eddie Sauter
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Flute), Reed 2 (Clarinet), Reed 3 (English Horn or Clarinet), Reed 4 (Clarinet), Reed 5 (Bass Clarinet), 1 Horn, 3 Trumpets (Trumpet/Flugelhorn), 3 Trombones, Percussion, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, (16) Violins, (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 2 Piano-Conductor Scores.
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