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
Two Little Southside Kids
- The Robinson Family
My Name Is Robinson
- Michelle (at 17years)
One Black Note
- Michelle (at 18 years)
Yes I Can!
- Michelle (at 40 years)
First Mother First
You’ve Done It Michelle
- The Robinson Family
Can This Be That Moment?
- Michelle & Barack
Let’s Move It?
- Michelle & Family (as First Lady)
One copy of the script. (May be be duplicated for cast and production staff.)
NON-EQUITY (Amateur) THEATRE GROUPS
The fee is negotiable depending on the theatre size and number of performances and shall be paid by the theatre to Maple Leaf Theatre Productions for the rights to perform, and for all materials listed above: cf Production Contract for other terms.
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.
ONCE A STANDARD CONTRACT TO PERFORM HAS BEEN SIGNED
1: Permission to copy as many scripts as required
2: Orchestrations on CD (recorded by professional musicians at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario). CDs may be copied for cast and production staff for rehearsal purposes There is no need to hire an orchestra.
3: A CD of the songs with orchestration to assist non-readers
4: Vocal charts
5: A DVD of the complete musical for reference (not to be duplicated)