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 always asking “Why can’t I?” who made her way through Princeton University to Harvard Law School on 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 playwright/composer.
This is the first Canadian-written Black musical ever presented in Ottawa featuring a cast of Black actors.
The musical features two outstanding local performers Racquel Sutherland in the role of Michelle and Jamaal Jackson Rogers as Barack. Jamaal was also Ottawa’s English poet Laureate, 2017-19. Racquel serves as Vice-President of the Jamaican Community of Ottawa Association.
The production is raising funds to support the work of The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.
- 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
- Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM
- Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7:30 PM
- Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM