Love and loyalty in the heyday of the 1930's Harlem renaissance, a tale set to a bubbling jazz score, won rave reviews Off Broadway. The downtown mob is threatening to take over the uptown numbers game. Only Hamlet Hitchcock Jones, known as Little Ham, stands in their way. A smooth operator with big dreams and fast feet, he rallies his neighbors and wins his lady love.
"A jazzy musical bauble with fine songs... An uptown Guys and Dolls ...with a high spirited melodious score...The music plumbs a great tradition with skill and joy.... The lyrics are also terrific...[There is] a heartbreaking second act show stop Book by Dan Owens
Music by Judd Woldin
Lyrics by Richard Engquist and Judd Woldin
Based on the play Little Ham" by Langston Hughes, from a concept by Eric Krebs
Little Ham was first produced by Amas Musical Theatre in New York City. It was revived at the John Houseman Theater on September 26, 2002. It was directed by Eric Krebs.