Langston Hughes's Little Ham
by Dan Owens, Judd Woldin, Eric Krebs, Langston Hughes, Richard Engquist
Full Length Musical, Comedy / 8m, 6f
"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…"
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Reviews"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
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- Time Period: 1930s
- Setting: Harlem. Early fall. 1936.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Jazz
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Medium
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
CLARENCE - a janitor
MADAME LUCILLE BELL - proprietress of the Paradise Shine Parlor
OPAL - Tiny Lee's manicurist
LARCHMONT - a chauffeur
LEROY - Lucille's main man
MRS. DOBSON - a feisty grandmother
AMANDA - a pretentious matron
HAMLET HITCHCOCK JONES - a show-shiner with ambition
TINY LEE - a hairdresser and business woman
LOUIE "THE NAIL" MAHONEY - a gangster
RUSHMORE - Louie's "accountant"
JIMMY - Sugar Lou's dresser and manager
SUGAR LOU BIRD - a showgirl
POLICEMAN - a white man
BRADFORD - Louie's Wall Street contact
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
The White Policeman and Bradford should be played by the same actor.
Music Material Rental Packages
15 Piano/Conductor Scores
Reed (Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)