Yes, They Did: Obama on My Mind, the Musical, Will Get American Premiere Oct. 15

News   Yes, They Did: Obama on My Mind, the Musical, Will Get American Premiere Oct. 15
 
Seattle audiences will see the U.S. premiere of the musical Obama on My Mind — a comic look behind the scenes of an Obama campaign office in small-town America — Oct. 15-Nov. 15.
President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama

A resident cast of Equity and non-Equity players will perform the show at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in Seattle. Opening is Oct. 23. Obama on My Mind was conceived by writer-composer Teddy Hayes, an African-American writer living abroad; the show premiered in London in March 2009.

It's billed as "a powerful combination of music and humor" that "tells how a group of larger than life oddball characters start to panic when a new vice president candidate enters the race and Obama falls 20 points in the polls."

Pop, gospel, jazz and soft rock come together in "a politically-inspired comedic romp featuring a motley crew of loyal, obsessive, and downright peculiar personalities, striving to get their candidate elected."

The cast will include Ron Davids, Nik Doner, Annie Jantzer, Demene Hall, Josephine Howell, Kimbre Lancaster, Rebecca Meneses, Phyllis Yasutake and Umeme. Two other players will be announced.

The creative team comprises director (and LHPAC artistic director) Jacqueline Moscou, choreographer Daniel Wilkins, music director Paul Thomas, set designer Tommer Peterson, sound designer Herb Thompson and costume designer Deborah Sorenson.

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center at 17th & Yesler in Seattle.

Advance ticket prices are $20 for adults; $15 for youth and seniors; and $24 day of show at the door. Tickets are available at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center and through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or (800) 838-3006.

For more information, visit www.theobamamusical.com.

Jacqueline Moscou and Teddy Hayes
Jacqueline Moscou and Teddy Hayes
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