Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure
In this special project with the White House Historical Association, the Kennedy Center stages an exciting new musical about a group of students on a tour who meet past White House residents, including George Washington. Ages 9+.
- Mar. 8 - 16, 2008
- Family Theater
- 1 hour
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and co-production with the White House Historical Association
Book and lyrics by KAREN ZACARÍAS
Music by DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA
Directed by JOHN VREEKE
Field trips are fun, especially when your destination is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! In this charming new musical, written in part with D.C. students and Young Playwrights' Theater, Dee Dee, Jose, and Annie accidentally knock George Washington out of his portrait and into real life--turning their tour into an unexpected adventure. As they try to get the nation's first President back into his painting, the threesome encounters other famous White House residents, including Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd, Dolley Madison, and Jackie Kennedy. Together, they learn that the White House isn't just a historic building... it's also a home. For ages 9 and up.