Obama Musical to Open in Germany

The cast is rehearsing 12 hours a day, and may take the show on tour if the feedback is positive.

Obama Musical to Open in Germany

The cast is rehearsing 12 hours a day, and may take the show on tour if the feedback is positive.

-Carolyn French

Barack Obama

Although he is not especially popular in America at the moment, Barack Obama’s presidential win has inspired a musical which opens in Germany this weekend.

“The story starts 20 years ago, when Obama worked as a community organizer in Chicago, and leads all the way to the 2008 campaign,” Jimmie Wilson, who portrays Obama, said Wednesday.

Exactly 30 actors, singers and dancers make up “Hope — the Obama Musical Story” that includes love songs by Obama to his wife Michelle, duets with Hillary Clinton, and moments with a grief-stricken John McCain and Sarah Palin.

“I had the idea (for the musical) during the presidential campaign. … It was fascinating and the mood at the time fired my imagination,” writer Randall Hitchins revealed in a news release. “All the people were hoping for a change for a better life and there was such a great, collective emotion.”

Would you pay to see “Hope — the Obama Musical Story”? (Yahoo)

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