The Apple Tree - Lost Treasures Collection musical on Lakewood's Side Door Stage February 21-22, 2020

Feb. 21 & 22 at 7:00 PM & Sat. Feb. 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Directed by Ron Daum.

The Apple Tree at Lakewood Theatre Company, Feb 21-22, 2020The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a tenth season at Lakewood Theatre Company on its Side Door Stage. The musical The Apple Tree will be presented Feb. 21-22, 2020. This year’s theme is “Barbara, Barbara, Barbra,” named for the three women (Barbara Cook, Barbara Harris, and Barbra Streisand) who originated their roles in the musicals selected for this 10th season. The shows, staged in a concert/cabaret style, are presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production)

Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show.

The production, with stage direction by Ron Daum and musical direction by Jeffrey Michael Kauffman, will be performed for three performances on two dates only: Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 PM and one Saturday matinee, Feb. 22 at 2:00 PM.

The series sponsor is Fritz Camp, and the curatorial sponsor is Banner Bank.

 Cast photo of The Apple Tree at Lakewood Theatre Company, Feb 21-22, 2020

The Apple Tree

Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Jerome Coppersmith

The Story:  Each act in the three-act musical, The Apple Tree, has its own storyline, but all three are tied together by a common theme (someone who believes that they want something, but once they get what they wanted they realize that it wasn't what they wanted).

The first act is based on Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve; the second act is based on Frank R. Stockton's The Lady or the Tiger?; the third act is based on Jules Feiffer's Passionella.

The Diary of Adam and Eve is a charming and beautiful twist to the Bible story with Eve dominating Adam's right to name all living things as she interjects herself into Adam's heretofore uncomplicated life in Eden.

The Lady and the Tiger presents the age-old tale of the victorious warrior Sanjar, who makes the supreme mistake of loving the King's daughter, Princess Barbara, and getting caught. For his trial he must choose between two doors — behind one a beautiful girl; behind the other a ferocious tiger. Princess Barbara learns which door is which. After a tormented decision (love for him — life; jealousy of the other woman — death), she gives Sanjar a sign. Which door did she choose — lady or tiger?

Passionella is a chimney sweep rendered unemployed by automation. She whiles away her time in front of her TV set yearning to be a movie star. Her TV-oriented neighborhood fairy godmother appears and grants her every wish — between the hours of the evening news and the late late show. As a star she finds fame hollow until she meets an earthy rock 'n' roll singer named Flip. She adopts a new humble image and wins an Oscar. Passionella and Flip are married, only to discover that they both subscribe to the same neighborhood fairy godmother.

The cast of Lakewood’s production playing multiple parts in each act includes Alec Cameron Lugo, Caitlin Upshaw, Trishelle Love, Jessica Brandes, and Adam Roper. They are accompanied by pianist Jeffrey Michael Kauffman and Deb Blackwood on the upright bass. The director is Ron Daum and music director is Jeffrey Michael Kauffman. The lighting and technical director is Kurt Herman, and the producer is Steve Knox.

Ticket prices are $20 for all seats. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Click here to Purchase Single Tickets securely online.

Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door Stage is an intimate 90-seat cabaret-style venue with general admission seating in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages are available to purchase before and during the show. In 2013 Lakewood's Lost Treasure Collection series received a PAMTA "Outstanding Contribution to Theatre" award.

History of the Show:
The Apple Tree opened on Broadway on October 18, 1966 at the Shubert Theatre and ran for 463 performances, closing on November 25, 1967. It starred Barbara Harris, Alan Alda, and Larry Blyden. Robert Klein was among the ensemble members. Harris won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The production's other major Tony nominations included Bock and Harnick for Best Composer and Lyricist, Nichols for Best Direction of a Musical, Lee Theodore for Best Choreography, and the show for Best Musical.


Ticket Information

Lakewood's 90-seat Side Door Stage theatre is located in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Tickets are $20 and are available through the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Click here to Purchase Single Tickets securely online.

Light food fare, beer, wine, and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show.

  Ron Daum - Lakewood Theatre Company

  Ron Daum, Curator/Director