July 18 – August 19
and Nell Benjamin
Music Direction by
The Kreeger Theater
“A really FUN SHOW with a strong cast.”
“A musical FOR OUR TIMES.”
From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team, comes the world-premiere musical comedy Dave, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. Dave tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than “presidential” circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people … and the First Lady.
Dave runs approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.
Please be advised this production contains haze and strobe lights.
SHERRI L. EDELEN
KEVIN R. FREE
ADAM J. LEVY
BRYONHA MARIE PARHAM
THOMAS ADRIAN SIMPSON
TELSEY + COMPANY
In The News
Dave, a movie about an accidental president, is adapted for the stage
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Washington Post Express
Dave takes D.C. to a white house that's not quite our own
First look at Drew Gehling and Mamie Parris in Dave
Tina Landau wants Dave to show us what America could look like
Dave makes its exciting world premiere
Theatre life with Rob Berman of Dave
Fairfax County Times
Sherri Edellen shares her Dave experiences
Dave arrives at Arena Stage
Dave, a feel good musical about a humane president
Great Day Washington - WUSA9
Douglas Sills and Bryonha Marie Parham talk Dave in D.C.
Tina Landau gets real about directing Dave
World-premiere musical Dave is a unique modern story
Josh Breckenridge prepares for Dave
Dave shows a feel-good side of politics
The role of first ladies explored on stage
Cast and company of Dave celebrate their D.C. arrival.
American Theatre Magazine
Tina Landau, world builder
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