Lubbock Christian University’s (LCU) theatre department presented their fall musical, The Apple Tree by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, on October 7-8 in the McDonald Moody Auditorium.
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?” is a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom, which 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 sabotaged her one chance for true love.
The director of the show, Dr. Laurie Doyle, Chair of the LCU Department of Communication and Fine Arts, has served as Director, Music Director or Assistant Director of over 75 musicals and play productions at LCU since 1985. Doyle shared, “This delightful show, with three different stories, will charm audiences of all ages. The Diary of Adam and Eve, by Mark Twain, The Lady or the Tiger, and Passionella are set to music by Harnick and Bock, some of the most prolific and famous musical composers.”
The cast and crew, comprised of dozens of LCU students and alumni, entertained hundreds of guests with The Apple Tree, a production that soars with warmth and humanity, amidst tongue-in-cheek humor.
Learn more about LCU’s theatre programs.