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Obama Campaign Becomes ... a German Musical

And yes, there's a Sarah Palin character
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2010 3:33 PM CST

(Newser) – Barack Obama's 2008 campaign is the subject of Hope!, a musical set to premiere Jan. 17 in Frankfurt. The production features musical-theater versions of the major players: Michelle, Hillary—looking quite young—John McCain and even Sarah Palin, who sings a solo surrounded by scantily clad dancers. Writer and composer Randall Hutchins, who is American, tells Der Spiegel he got the idea for the production "right at the start of Obama's electoral campaign. I found the atmosphere exciting and that was my inspiration." (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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