Barack Obama musical Hope! set to open in Germany



Hope! – a musical based on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign – will be hitting the stage in Germany next month.

The video above shows some highlights from the show, including a big rock song sung by John McCain. Surprisingly, a Sarah Palin character does not make an appearance in the video, but she no doubt will have be a big supporting actor in the production. (fyi: it’s interesting to note that in the cast list below the fold, the same actress is playing the parts of both Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton.  hmmm…..)

It’s been rumored that the creator of the musical, American producer Randall Hutchins, had the idea for this show right at the beginning of Obama’s campaign.

Visit the website for Hope! here

Click on “Read more” for complete list of the Hope! cast.

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Theater Thursday: Private Lives by Noel Coward

Thursday, January 14

Private Lives  by Noel Coward

Chicago Shakespeare Theater 
800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

cst private livesFollowing his celebrated production of Amadeus, CST’s own Gary Griffin directs Noël Coward’s stylish, savvy comedy about divorcés who meet up quite by accident -on their second honeymoon, with brand-new spouses in tow. Fireworks fly as their reunion reveals just how quickly romance and rivalry can be rekindled. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this unique in-the-round setting and practice your own witty banter over complimentary beverages and appetizers before this sharp and scintillating performance. For more information, including videos and interviews, visit


Event begins at 6:30 p.m. 

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.


For reservations call 312.595.5600 and mention “Theater Thursdays,” or visit and use promo code “THURSLIVES.” Subject to availability. Limit 4 per person.