Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major
In this special project with the White House Historical Association, the Kennedy Center stages an exciting new musical inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt and his family!
- Oct. 13 - 28, 2006
- Family Theater
- 70 minutes
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–The Washington Post Full Review
A world premiere Kennedy Center original production
and co-commission with the White House Historical Association
Written by Tom Isbell
Songs by Mark Russell
Directed by Gregg Henry
Ever wonder what it's like for kids who've lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? In this special project with the White House Historical Association, the Kennedy Center stages an exciting new musical inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt and his family! In 1905, young Kermit, Ethel, and Archie Roosevelt stumble upon a real-life treasure map hidden in their library's copy of Treasure Island. Following clue after clue, the threesome untangles a decades-old mystery that leads them all over the White House, from the Red Room to the President's Office. But will their father's loyal valet or the new English governess foil their quest? This clever and comical production features songs by Washington satirist Mark Russell, whose PBS specials have led TV Guide to call him "the funniest man on television." For ages 9 and up.
JAMES OTIS: Michael J. Bobbitt
ARCHIE ROOSEVELT: Matthew Mcgloin
MRS. DUFFIT: Jennifer Mendenhall
THEODORE ROOSEVELT: Paul Morella
COUNT CASSINI: Richard Pelzman
ETHEL ROOSEVELT: Jenna Sokolowski
KERMIT ROOSEVELT: Alexander Strain