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New London show, The Obama Musical, penned by Barack Obama campaign worker takes a humourous look behind the scenes at the workings of a presidential campaign.

At times like these, I'm torn between horror and incredulity but it's my duty as your faithful reporter to bring you...

Written and produced by the Ohio-born Teddy Hayes, The Obama Musical focuses on the personalities behind the Democratic candidate's campaign.

Songs in the show, due to receive its premiere at Barons Court Theatre next month, include Obama and Me, which is sung by an obsessive member of his team and includes the lyric: "We are a pair/like chocolate and éclair".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...

Wondering whether this was serious or not, teh googling discovers a youtube clip. I'll just post a link instead of embedding it.

http://www.youtube.com/...

And further sleuthing around backstage doors finds a press release:

The writer, Teddy describes the musical style for The Obama Musical as "under the skin urban mosaic" because he has integrated various musical genres including, pop, gospel, jazz and soft rock to fit the character in the play's egocentric point of view.

http://theatrepressreleases.files.wo...

Oh god, the horror.

Originally posted to Escapade on Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 05:29 PM PDT.

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