Courtney B. Vance starred in Joyful Noise (2012), a movie about a choir who wear purple robes. Let It Shine (2012)'s opening number is called "Joyful Noise" which also features Courtney B. Vance.

Coco Jones as Roxie was only 13 in the production.

Reference to "Everybody Hates Chris." Cyrus' friend is named Chris, who Tyler James Williams played in "Everybody Hates Chris."

All of the main character names in the movie correlate to the characters in the original Cyrano de Bergerac play. Cyrus is Cyrano de Bergreac, Roxie is Roxane, and Kris is Christopher.