It Had To Happen, Happen This…


He hasn’t even been elected, and already the truest sign of deification (and unquestionable kitsch quotient) has occured: “Obama: The Musical,” has opened. Not in New York or London, those theatrical centers which are generally the last places to catch on to the curve of culture. No, the show has opened in Nairobi. The thirty-member cast is young — average age is 21. Pictured are the actors playing John McCain and Barack Obama: Paul Kamau and Eric Makora. Will the show tour? If I had my druthers, it would drive “Mamma Mia!” out of every theater worldwide where it continues to inflict its ABBA music nightly!

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