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Little Ham

1989 Festival

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Samuel French

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 8
Number of Principals (Female): 6
Total Cast Size: 14
Orchestra Breakdown:

5 piece jazz combo

Genre & Style:

Search Set & Costume Registry


What happens when the downtown gangsters move in on Harlem’s homegrown numbers games in 1938? Little Ham has the feel of a black Guys and Dolls. Lots of comedy, lots of dance, and composed by the writer of Raisin.

Festival Successes

Off-Off Broadway production at Amas Musical Theatre (NY), Off-Broadway Test Run at Hudson Guild Theatre (NY) in 2001. Off Broadway production at the John Houseman Theatre (NY) in 2002. Off Broadway recording on Eric Krebs Productions. Licensed by Samuel French .