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Yes I Can! The Michelle Obama Musical

Presented by Maple Leaf Theatre Productions

COMING TO OTTAWA FOR A LIMITED RUN

The story of Michelle from the little girl growing up in the southside of Chicago who was always asking “Why can’t I?”, through her teenage years, on to Princeton, Harvard Law School to a successful career as a corporate lawyer and eventually becoming First Lady.

A new musical by Canada's most prolific writer of musical theatre in the 21st century, Gord Carruth, a national ACTRA award-winning composer, with twenty-two original songs; from the powerfully defiant My Name Is Robinson when she is told by a counsellor that she is not Princeton material to the love duet with Barack Can This Be That Moment? Then the title song Yes I Can! when she decides to support Barack’s decision to run for President although she hates politics; I’ll Never Quit when she is maligned by the right-wing press as she campaigns for her husband; and a foot-stomping, hand-clapping dance number to end the musical Just Say “Yes I Can!” sure to have the audience joining in!

This is the first Black musical ever presented at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe featuring a cast of 12 Black actors.

This production will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Come to the musical and lend your support!

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Dates:
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM