World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission
Teddy Roosevelt and the Ghostly Mistletoe
Script by Tom Isbell
Songs by Mark Russell
Directed by Gregg Henry
Choreographed by Ilona Kessell
Will the kids in the White House get a Christmas tree?
Wouldn't Ethel, Kermit, and Archie like to know! What they do know is that they want one badly, but their dad, President Teddy Roosevelt, doesn't think chopping down a tree sets a good example of conservation for the nation. His answer is "no," but that's one executive order these kids aren't going to obey. In this holiday sequel to the 2006 hit Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major, a zany plot of comic haunting unfolds as doors slam, "ghosts" moan, and laughter mixes with song throughout the White House. But is it enough to convince ol' T.R. to "Deck the Halls" after all? Inspired by Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, playwright Tom Isbell and political satirist/songwriter Mark Russell re-team to settle the score in a presidential musical that can't be missed. For age 7 and up.
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