"Yes I Can !" (The story of Michelle Obama)

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Book & lyrics by Gord Carruth 

Canadian ACTRA award-winning playwright & composer

 

Music by Gord Carruth & Amy King

Amy is one of Canada’s leading composers and music producers (Grant Avenue Studio)

 

The story of Michelle Obama. The little black girl who grew up in a small rented upstairs apartment in the southside of Chicago, and who was inspired by the example of hard-working parents to never quit and to always affirm “Yes I Can”.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

 
  • Michelle Obama:  age 27-53

  • Michelle Robinson: at age five

  • Great Aunt Robbie: 60s       

  • Marian Robinson: Michelle’s mother

  • Fraser Robinson: Michelle’s father

  • Michelle Robinson: age 15-17

  • Craig Robinson: Michelle’s brother, at age 17

  • The Guidance Counsellor: at Whitney Young

  • Michelle Robinson: age 17-27

  • Suzanne Alele (Screwsy): Michelle’s friend at Princeton, early 20s

  • Craig Robinson: age 27- 46

  • Barack Obama: Michelle’s husband

  • The waitress: at the Gordon restaurant in Chicago (doubled with guidance counsellor)

  • Valerie Jarrett: Michelle’s friend

 

SOME OF THE SONGS

Why Can’t I?

- Michelle (at 5years)

 

It’s All About the Kids Now 

- Fraser & Marian Robinson

 

You’ve Done It Michelle

- The Robinson Family

 

My Name Is Robinson

- Michelle (at 17years)

 

One Black Note

- Michelle (at 18 years)

 

Two Little Southside Kids

- The Robinson Family

 

Can This Be That Moment?

- Michelle & Barack

 

Yes I Can!

- Michelle  (at 40 years)

 

Let’s Move It?

- Michelle & Family (as First Lady)

 

First Mother First 

- Barack

It's All About The Kids Now
My Name Is Robinson
Yes I Can
One Black Note

MATERIALS

 

One copy of the script. (May be be duplicated for cast and production staff.)

 

PERFORMANCE FEES 

EQUITY THEATRE GROUPS

Royalties shall be paid by the theatre to Maple Leaf Theatre Productions at a rate of 10% of the certified gross box office receipts, not including credit card charges, group sales commissions, and all sales tax, goods and services or similar government taxes. :  cf Production Contract for other terms​.