Hollywood celebrates Barack Obama with a new musical comedy dedicated to this American icon, and it made a dazzling debut. “44: The Unofficial, Unsanctioned Obama Musical” is a lively tribute to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his remarkable wife, Michelle.
Director Eli Bauman, a passionate fan who once worked on Obama’s first campaign, felt the inspiration deeply. He believes it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” the former commander-in-chief himself experiences the show.
Shanice Wilson, portraying the former first lady, Michelle Obama, shares, “Sometimes you just need to dance, laugh, and sing along.” She believes that laughter is the remedy America craves, even if only for a couple of hours.
In the role of Barack Obama, Wilkins aspires to delve into the humanity of this iconic figure. The musical doesn’t shy away from featuring other famous political characters, including Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin.
Los Angeles remains a special place for the Obamas, where their connection with the people lives on. Their presence ensures that audiences here will find this musical both entertaining and amusing.
The stage for this unforgettable musical extravaganza is set at the Bourbon Room in Hollywood, and it’s scheduled to run through November, 2023.
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