January 16, 2010

Hope - The Obama Musical Story

A musical about Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" election campaign premieres in Germany this weekend, including love songs by the president to his wife Michelle and duets with Hillary Clinton. Even John McCain and Sarah Palin are given stage time, with actors portraying the losing Republican candidates and belting out songs on their behalf.

Set in Obama's hometown of Chicago and viewed through the eyes of people who share an apartment, the musical starts 20 years ago, when Obama worked as a community organizer in Chicago, and leads all the way to the 2008 campaign.

It makes sense that this musical is taking place in Germany. Many villagers recall the July 2008 speech to some 200,000 people in the heart of Berlin about the world, the U.S. and its place in it.

This musical is a reminder of the powerful message that Obama gave people about hope for change and belief in a better future. We need these positive reminders every once in a while.

Do you think that this musical will make it to Broadway at some point in the future?

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