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.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
160 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$55 - $90

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 07/13/2018 - 08/19/2018
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Important Dates


  • 08/11/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 08/09/2018 - 8:00pm
  • 08/11/2018 - 2:00pm
  • 08/15/2018 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Jenny Ashman Ensemble
Jared Bradshaw Ensemble, Harding
Josh Breckenridge Duane Bolden
Dana Costello Ensemble, Montana Jefferson
Trista Dollison Ensemble, Harrison
Sherri L Edelen Ensemble/Mrs. Smit, Taft
Rachel Flynn Ensemble/Randi
Kevin R Free Ensemble/Murray, Adams
Drew Gehling Dave Kovic/President Bill Mitchell
Bryonha Marie Parham Susan Lee
Mamie Parris Ellen Mitchell
Erin Quill Ensemble, Hayes
Jonathan Rayson Vice President Gary Nance, Johnson
Jamison Scott Ensemble, Buchanan
Vishal Vaidya Ensemble, Paul
Douglas Sills Bob Alexander
Thomas Adrian Simpson Ensemble
Adam J Levy Ensemble, Mr. Wheeler
Production Personnel
Tina Landau
Costume Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Set Designer
Dane Laffrey
Sound Designer
Walter Trarbach
Sam Pinkleton
Musical Director
Rob Berman
Lighting Designer
Japhy Weideman
Tom Kitt
Book Writers
Thomas Meehan
Nell Benjamin
Nell Benjamin
Adapted From
Warner Bros. motion picture written by Gary Ross
Projections/Media Designer
Peter Nigrini


Arena Stage - The Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Kreeger Theater, a 514-seat, fan-shaped space with a modified thrust stage, is updated with current technology and amenities, while retaining the qualities that make it one of the most artist- and audience-friendly spaces in the country: extraordinary flexibility, excellent acoustics, flawless sightlines and remarkably intimate interaction between actor and audience.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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