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Chasing George Washington

Field trips are fun, especially when your destination is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! In this charming and exciting new musical, Dee, José, and Annie accidentally knock George Washington out of his portrait and into real life–turning their White House tour into an unexpected adventure. As they try to get the nation’s First President back into his painting, the threesome encounters Jacqueline Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd, Dolley Madison, and other famous White House residents. Together, they learn that the White House isn’t just a historic building…it’s also a home.

“The Phrase “IF these walls could Talk” is OFTEN HEARD. In the case of CHASING GEORGE WASHINGTON–they do and they have a compelling story to tell”

– The Washington Post

“The dude on the dollar bill leaps to life in Karen Zacarías’ entertaining and sometimes inspiring children’s musical ‘Chasing George Washington‘. The production also features a spry score by Deborah Wicks La Puma that ably mixes hip-hop, disco, ballads and traditional show music.”

– The Washington Post

Cast & Crew

By Karen Zacarías
with the young playwrights of Young Playwrights’ Theater
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Small Cast: 3 women  //  3 men
(with doubling)

Large Cast: 8 women  //  7 men
(extras as desired)

Commissioned, premiered, and National Tour by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

The play/score is published by Dramatic Publishing.

Scholastic chapter book with Foreword by First Lady Michelle Obama

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