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The Golden Apple

The Golden Apple

The Golden Apple

Adapted from Homer’s 11th Century BC epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, The Golden Apple however, takes place at the turn of the 20th Century, in Washington State, near Mt. Olympus, in the small town of Angel’s Roost. Everyone is thrown into confusion when Menelaus’s wife, Helen, runs off with a traveling salesman (in town to judge an apple pie contest) named Paris. Ulysses, just returned from the Spanish- American War, is already restless and goes to retrieve Helen, leaving his wife Penelope for a ten-year adventure. Entirely through-sung, in styles ranging from operetta to calypso to jazz (“Lazy Afternoon”), The Golden Apple was one of the very first musicals to open Off-Broadway. This mash-up of eras, styles and locales transferred to Broadway only a month later and won the 1955 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical. 

Cast

Zachary Ford
Ulysses
Teri Bibb
Penelope
Melissa Fahn
Helen
Jennifer Bennett
Lovey Mars/Siren
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Sasha Weiss *
Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso
Kelly Lester
Miss Minerva Oliver/Scientist
Carol Kline
MotherHare/Circe
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Perry Lambert *
Menelaus/Scylla
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Mark C. Reis
Paris
Roy Leake, Jr.
Hector/Charybdis
Charles Bergman
Mayor Juniper
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Matt Kriger *
Diomede
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Tim Woods *
Patroclus
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David Zack *
Doc MacCahan
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Bryan Vickery *
Nestor
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Adam Trent
Ajax
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Dayna-Alice Austin *
Ensemble
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Abby Bolin *
Ensemble
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Rory Dunn *
Ensemble
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Mitchell McCollum *
Ensemble
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Kendra Munger *
Ensemble
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Lamont Alexander Pierce *
Ensemble
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Dana Shaw *
Ensemble
Paul Wong
Ensemble
* Guest Artist

Show Details

When
February 8, 2015 7:00 pm
Where
Moss Theatre
Format
Staged Concert Reading
Music by
Jerome Moss
Book and Lyrics by
John LaTouche
Director
Michael Van Duzer
Musical Director
Richard Berent
Choreographer
Todd Nielsen
Paris Sequences Choreographer
Mark C. Reis
Production Supervision
Robin DeLano & David Holmes
Show Photographer
Alan Weston