SIX-ON-SIX: THE MUSICAL focuses on one of Iowa’s most cherished traditions – six-on-six girls’ high school basketball. Featuring 17 original songs, SIX-ON-SIX: THE MUSICAL explores every aspect of this time-honored institution – its history, rules, personalities, phenomenal popularity, and the legal controversy that resulted in its ultimate demise.
Proponents of six-on-six are the fans of the game, including the athletic union members who govern the sport and the lawyer they hire to represent their case. Opposed to the game are the detractors, including a strong feminist, her 16-year-old daughter, and the lawyer they hire to represent their case. Intertwined with the main story are several subplots, including: the media attention surrounding a high school standout and her opportunity to break a national scoring record; the tension that develops between the two lawyers who represent opposite sides of the controversy; the pressure the feminist places on her daughter to succeed; and the simplicity and sweetness of young love.
While the play is set in Iowa, its themes are universal and will appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. SIX-ON-SIX: THE MUSICAL is entertaining, educational, thought-provoking…and good old-fashioned fun!
SIX-ON-SIX: THE MUSICAL contains mild adult situations and language that some parents may not find suitable for children under the age of 13.