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'One Term More': Broadway Community Offers Pro-Obama 'Les Miserables' Parody

10:47 am - 08/23/2012


The Broadway theater community isn't likely to endorse a U.S. presidential candidate in any official capacity, but this spirited video certainly gets the views of many across -- to the tune of "Les Miserables," no less.

Featuring David Burnham ("Wicked"), Kim Huber ("Sunset Boulevard," "Beauty and the Beast"), Christina Saffran Ashford, Damon Kirsche and David Engel among other stage performers, "One Term More" spoofs the iconic musical's Act I finale, "One Day More."

The revised lyrics include such politically-charged lines as: "One term more, a time to celebrate democracy, repeal Republican hypocrisy...this man who would unseat Barack's a bleak choice at the ballot box."

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youdontknowher 23rd-Aug-2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
I AM HFT
bex 23rd-Aug-2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
MY HEART. <3 One of my favorite musicals - my dad and I used to go see it whenever it was in town and sing along to the soundtrack all the way there and all the way home. He's going to LOVE this!
crysania4 23rd-Aug-2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
One of our favourites too! My Dad would have loved this too, so I hope your Dad gets as much enjoyment out of it as mine would have!
furrygreen 23rd-Aug-2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
Wow! That was very well done! I was sort of expecting a 15 year old to have produced and sung that but man! Excellent singers! Excellent song adaption!
gretchystretchy Obligatory:23rd-Aug-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)


Edited at 2012-08-23 05:08 pm (UTC)
bnmc2005 Re: Obligatory:23rd-Aug-2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
loved that!
purple01_prose 23rd-Aug-2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
God, I got chills.

It was just...brilliantly done.
homasse 23rd-Aug-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
I LOVE EVERYTHING THIS IS. EVERYTHING. INCLUDING THE "YOU'RE A JEDI, NOT A SITH" LINE.

EVERYTHING THAT IT IS. I LOVE.
drownanddive 23rd-Aug-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
LOVE. Now I want to watch the 10th anniversary version.
evilgmbethy 23rd-Aug-2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
how clever! I'm a sucker for Les Misérables so I'm probably biased, but I loved the guy singing the Javert part, that normally goes "One more day to revolution, we will nip it in the bud," he was great.
tinylegacies 23rd-Aug-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
absolutely brilliant!
spiegel11th 24th-Aug-2012 01:09 am (UTC)
There is little I love more than a parody song done properly. So many of them are done by people who think that because it's a joke it doesn't matter that they really can't sing... But this? This is lovely.
amyura 25th-Aug-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Goosebumps. I looooooooooooooooooove Les Mis. I've stopped counting how many times my sisters, mom and I have seen it.
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