HPSH Thespian Society Presents: The Apple Tree
By: Maeve Gimpl
Save the date!
Highland Park Senior High School theater students are performing the Broadway musical, The Apple Tree in May. Adults and children of all ages are warmly invited to come and enjoy this show at the HPSH auditorium (1015 Snelling Avenue South).
Performances are 7:00pm on Thursday, May 28; Friday, May 29; and Saturday, May 30. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday May 30 at 2:00pm. Tickets are available at the door. Adults $8, students and seniors $6.
The Apple Tree is an upbeat and comical performance sure to be entertaining for people of all ages. It’s a combination of three song-filled acts that all maintain the pattern of portraying Man and Woman throughout different time periods. The musical begins with the heart-warming play, “The Diary of Adam and Eve”, a story of the first couple on Earth and their adventures in Eden. Following is “The Lady or the Tiger”, which is a play consisting of an ancient royal kingdom with a princess, a brave soldier, and a very unique justice system. Finally, “Passionella” closes the musical with a fairytale performance about a yearning chimney sweep who is granted her wish of becoming a stunning, Marilyn Monroe-inspired movie star.
The musical is co-directed by HPSH Musical Director Kate Mendenhall and Park Square Theater Director Stephen Houtz. The community arts organization, Friends of Highland Arts, is supporting HPSH’s well-anticipated spring musical with promotion, volunteer coordination, and fundraising through advertising sales and concessions. www.friendsofha.org
Highland Park Senior High invites both new faces and old to their spring musical. Come support the Theatre and Music students and programs at HPSH. The Apple Tree is sure to offer plenty of smiles and a night of pleasant entertainment.