Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents: Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure

Virginia Repertory Theatre presents its next Family Season show, Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure from Feb 9 – March 3 in the Jessie Bogese Theatre at Virginia Rep Center for Arts and Education, 4202 Hermitage Road. Written by Karen Zacarías with the young playwrights of Young Playwright’s Theater, the show’s music is by Deborah Wicks LaPuma. This show, which was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the White House Historical Association, is most appreciated by children ages 7 to 13 and their grownups.

Field trips are fun, especially when your destination is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! In this charming and exciting 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 Jessie Bogese Theatre is located in the Bellevue area, in the former Scottish Rite Temple which Virginia Rep bought in the fall of 2022.

Ticket Information
Box Office: 804-282-2620 or
Full Price Tickets: $21, Discounted Group Rates and Rush tickets available.
Run Time: 60 minutes

The cast includes:
Dee Jaden Floyd
George Washington Gordon Graham
Woman Ariela Press
Man Liam Riley
Annie Emma Robinson
José Dantes Son
Swing – José, Man Kai Avila
Swing – Woman, Annie, Dee Ari Silva

Direction & Design
Direction Amber Martinez
Music Direction Elle Merovich
Choreography Emily Dandridge
Scenic Design Mercedes Schaum
Lighting Design Matt Landwehr
Projection Design Will Fisher
Costume Design Nia Banks
Stage Management Laura Swygert