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Half Time – Gotta Dance

Half Time – Gotta Dance

HALF TIME is the incredible true story of ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major basketball team. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60 years-old. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Along the way through mentorship and friendship they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it’s not the end of the game—it’s HALF TIME.

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Watch the trailer for the Paper Mill Playhouse production HALF TIME

Listen to the Original Cast Recording from Masterworks Broadway

Ten determined dreamers audition to dance at half time for a major basketball team. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60 years-old. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Along the way through mentorship and friendship they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans.

HALF TIME

A New Musical

Book by CHAD BEGUELIN & BOB MARTIN

Music by MATTHEW SKLAR

Lyrics by NELL BENJAMIN

Additional Music by MARVIN HAMLISCH

Based on the motion picture GOTTA DANCE, directed, written and produced by DORI BERINSTEIN

12F/2M (+ Flexible Ensemble)

 

Older Characters:

Dorothy / Dottie (F)

Joanne (F)

Bea (F)

Mae (F)

Camilla (F)

Estelle (F)

Fran (F)

Muriel (F)

Ron (M)

Younger Characters:

Tara (F)

Alison Prager (F)

Kendra (F)

Jenny (F)

Anthony (M)

Additional Characters/Ensemble:

Cougarettes

Color Commentator

Announcer 1

Announcer 2

Interviewer

Hype Man

Side Kick

Perky Female Host

Perky Male Host

Back Up Girls

14 Musicians

Piano-Conductor

Reeds 1-3

Trumpet 1-2

Trombone

Keyboard 2

Violin

Cello

Guitar

Bass

Percussion

Drums