Do you hear the people sing? Online political parody video set to Les Miz music
By Sam Go
Sat Aug 18, 2012
Published on Aug 13, 2012 by Christina Saffran Ashford
Broadway and musical theatre performers Sean Smith, David Burnham, Kim Huber, Christina Saffran Ashford, Damon Kirsche, David Engel, Jennifer Shelton, Emma Ashford, Matthew Ashford, Ali B. Olmo, Johnny Pastor, Bubba Dean Rambo, William Martinez, Flora Rubenhold, Takako Gregg, Teri Yates, Mason Keane, and Paula Keane sing from their heart with the lyrics of Don DeMesquita, in a parody of One Day More from "Les Miserables". For more info and facts, go to www.OneTermMore.com
The folks at PoliticusUSA point out this music video “One Term More,” a 2012 election take on a Les Misérables song. Lyrics were creatively rewritten by producer Don DeMesquita to criticize Republicans and encourage Democrats to get out the vote, and were set to the musical's climactic number “One Day More.”
It’s pretty entertaining to hear “speculums,” “contraception,” and “unemployment” against music by Claude-Michel Schonberg.
On the site, the artists said they are “remarking on the political divisiveness and social unrest of an historically polarizing election" and are "commenting... on Victor Hugo's fictional historic struggle at the barricades of freedom.”
A fun watch— especially if you're tired of the same old political videos.