The Scottsboro Boys: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Scottsboro Boys explores the true story of the Scottsboro Boys, a group of Black young men who faced unfounded accusations that led to a series of unjust trials. As the Scottsboro Boys face these trials and tribulations, the musical sheds light on the systemic racism and social inequality of the time. Touching on themes of racial injustice, prejudice, and the legal system’s failures, The Scottsboro Boys serves as a thought-provoking reflection on a dark chapter in American history.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Cast Size: 13

Genre: Historical

Setting: 1930s / USA (Tennessee)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: John Kander, Fred Ebb

Book: David Thompson

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (2010)➝

Original London Cast (2015)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


2010s, Black History, Dark, Historical, Jazz, Narrator, Tap Dance, True Story

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