Cast & Instrumentation
Coach (tenor) (possible local)
Sabrina (soprano—jazz/some belt) (possible local)
Daphne (lyric mezzo) (possible local)
Mrs. Lucas (gospel) (possible local)
Mrs. Harris (mezzo/soprano) (possible local)
1 RAP ARTIST “Poet” (authentic rapper)
1 GAME ANNOUNCER (experienced freestyle game commentator, play-by-play announcer)
3 BASKETBALL PLAYERS / ACTORS (many lines, helpful if can sing on key)
Ajax (great point guard, ball handler, and shooter.) (possible local)
Odell (nice if good singer, but great basketball is tantamount) (local)
Akili (great basketball – experienced actor) (local)
Best if from home city (We can travel with basketball team if desired)
6-7 EXCELLENT BASKETBALL PLAYERS (requires one-week additional Basketball rehearsals)
5-6 FEMALE SINGERS (requires one week rehearsal with full cast, music memorized)
5-6 MALE SINGERS (requires one week rehearsal with full cast, music memorized)
1 POLICE OFFICER (actor)
1 YOUNG BOY (5 years old – supernumerary role, requires 3 final rehearsals with cast)
GUEST APPEARANCE ROLES (required)
1 PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER (6’6”+, can dunk – “Hector the Helicopter”) best if from home city
GUEST CAMEO ROLES (optional)
1 POLICE OFFICER (requires one hour rehearsal and memorize a few lines)
1 GUEST GAME COMMENTATOR (minimal rehearsal)
Local radio or TV sports celeb makes it fun.
1 GUEST REPORTER (requires one hour rehearsal & lines)
Local TV or Radio celebrity makes it fun.
1 GUEST BASKETBALL COACH (Local Basketball Coach or Player preferred)
No lines, but some staging and responsibilities.
LOCAL CHEERLEADING SQUAD (Fun but not necessary – two rehearsals required)
NOTE: Any younger basketball players or students can participate as fans or teammates sitting on the bench.
Requires rehearsal during run-throughs.
Local Band possible for extended run, or we can travel with core band, optional musicians guest in.
MINIMUM: 1 KEYBOARD, 1 SYNTHESIZER; OR PIANO AND RHYTHM.
Keyboard 1 (piano)
Keyboard 2 (synth)
Brass or Winds