In the dark and glittering history of disco rock operas, surely no entry is as grandiose or as out-and-out kitsch as The Apple
, the wildly entertaining musical from Menahem Golan. Wrapped in several hundred yards of gold and silver lamé and randomly studded with elaborate production numbers, The Apple
is a totally glam reinterpretation of the Book of Genesis. Set in a future that's more Studio 54 than 1984
, the film follows the adventures of Bibi (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Alphie (George Gilmour), two budding rockers who fall under the sway of the evil record producer Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal). Featuring outlandish choreography from Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance
) and an epic score from Israeli songwriters Coby and Iris Recht, this must-see musical comes to the AFI Silver Theatre as a part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival.