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Casting Announced for The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical

The work features music and lyrics by 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Ben Bonnema.

Jelani Remy and more have been cast in The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical.
(© Allison Stock)

Heart On Sleeve Productions has announced casting for the world premiere of The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical. The new work features a book by writer and performer Jonothon Lyons, music and lyrics by 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Ben Bonnema, and direction by David Alpert. Performances will begin November 30 and run through December 23 with an opening on December 9.

Set in Coney Island at the turn of the 20th century, The Apple Boys features four actors playing over 40 characters. The story centers on Jack Chapman III (Johnny Appleseed's grandson) who 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 group of friends discover the magic of a new kind of music: barbershop harmony.

The cast of The Apple Boys includes Jonothon Lyons (Sleep No More) as Warren, Amanda Ryan Paige (Zanna Don't!) as Hank, Jelani Remy (Smokey Joe's Cafe) as Jack, and Teddy Yudain (The Little Match Girl) as Nathan.

The creative team for The Apple Boys includes Rui Rita (lights), Starlet Jacobs (sets), Marc Kimelman (choreography), Lindsay McWilliams (costumes), and Cynthia Meng (music direction).

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