"Caucus! The Musical" - Book, Music & Lyrics by Robert John Ford
"Caucus! The Musical" is an irreverent look at the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses, offering audiences an entertaining opportunity to see how one undersized state plays such an oversized role in the presidential selection process. When an Iowa farmer and his family are dubbed “the typical Iowa caucus-goers” by the media and political machines, the candidates plot to do anything to win their votes!
Since 2004, "Caucus! The Musical" has been presented in Des Moines during each election year, attracting more than 10,000 audience members and extensive national and international media attention. It was called “the hottest new musical in the country” by The Washington Post, and was the subject of feature stories in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, and on CNN, NPR, ABC World News Tonight and the CBS Morning Show, to name just a few.
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2020 - Special "concert version" to be presented in conjunction with a campaign rally/fundraiser for a 2020 Democratic candidate - details to be announced in early January.
2016 - Epic Stage Productions, Des Moines, IA - full production (10 performances)
2016 - Newton Community Theatre, Newton, IA - full production (6 performances)
2012 - Epic Stage Productions, Des Moines, IA - full production (11 performances)
2012 - Red Oak Community Theatre, Red Oak, IA - full production (3 performances)
2008 - Epic Stage Productions, Des Moines, IA - full production (16 performances)
2008 - New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth, NH - full production (6 performances)
2004 - Des Moines Playhouse, Des Moines, IA - staged reading (1 performance)
Press & Reviews
2016 - ABC World News Tonight - Feature story: click here