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HomeEventsVillage Night at "DAVE"- Rescheduled from July 17

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Village Night at "DAVE"- Rescheduled from July 17

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:00 PM until 10:40 PM
Arena Stage
About Arena Stage
1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC  20024

Bob Craycraft
Theatre, Concerts, and Films
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Advance Or At Event
** Please note the updated end time for this performance: 10:40 pm **

NEW FOR 2018-2019 SEASON: $20 three-course pre-performance dinner with a member of the Arena Stage team (will be coordinated approximately 30 days before the performance). [BOOKINGS CLOSED]

NEW FOR 2018-2019 SEASON: $17 on-site parking (limited availability, call 202-488-4380 to reserve your spot).

Attendance is limited to members of Washington-area senior villages and their guests. If registering online, Waterfront members please register as Members; all other Villagers and all guests as Non-Members. You may also email your booking request to or call 202-656-1834.

Tickets will be mailed approximately 3 weeks before the performance.

Venue is ADA complaint.

Cancellation Policy:
Village FlexPlan: Tickets, once purchased, cannot be refunded but a credit for the full amount can be applied to your Village account for future events or your membership renewal for cancellations 30 days or more before the performance. Within 30 and at least one day before the performance, tickets may be donated back to the Village for re-sale and you will receive a receipt for the full amount paid for your tax purposes. Cancellations the day of performance are treated as no-shows.

Arena Stage cafe bookings, once paid, are not refunded by Arena Stage, thus no credit can be extended by Waterfront Village for cancelled cafe bookings and your payment cannot be considered a donation to the Village.
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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.

"The announcement of Dave’s inaugural run further cements a reputation Arena is cultivating, as a summer haven for musical tryouts. … The creative team for Dave… is all Broadway veterans."
Link to theWashington Post article.




Drew Gehling
DREW GEHLING (Dave/President Bill Mitchell) is best known for originating the role of Dr. Pomatter in the Tony Award Nominated musical Waitress. Most recently he starred in the pre-Broadway tryout of the new musical Roman Holiday. Previous Broadway credits include On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway credits include Lexy in A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center); Sistrom in Billy & Ray (Vineyard Theatre); I Believe (Lincoln Center); and Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables (Lucille Lortel Theater). Film/TV credits include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Dietland(AMC), Succession (HBO), Elementary30 RockMuhammad Ali’s Greatest FightSmashThe Daily Show and Unsung Carolyn Leigh (Live from Lincoln Center). Regional credits include Johnny Baseball (A.R.T.); Moby DickJersey BoysHello Dolly (Paper Mill); and Utah Shakespeare. Workshops include American PsychoThe SearchersBig Fish and Sunset Boulevard. Drew is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.