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Dave (Washington D.C.)

From 22 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful

About the show

From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning creative team, comes this world premiere musical comedy, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. Directed by Tina Landau ('SpongeBob SquarePants'). More…

'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.

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Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like catchy tunes and great voices. You like sweet funny shows with an element of truth

Don't see it if You need something deep or dark

Delightful, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you love a fresh, funny musical with a great ensemble; if you enjoy a show that has some current political humor; if you love Drew Gehling!

Don't see it if you don’t like theater that takes some subtle jabs at the current administration

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You loved the movie and want to see it come to life cleverly, humorously and want to be entertained

Don't see it if You are looking for a line by line adaptation and would hate to see it tweaked or updated.

Also This was so cleverly staged that you believe Drew was standing next to... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Great singing

See it if First act is hilarious! Drew Gehling is wonderful! Thoroughly enjoyed the show but perhaps a couple numbers could be omitted which fell flat

Don't see it if Other than inflated prices, no reason not to see this show.

Funny, Absorbing, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You’re in the mood for a funny musical that manages to be both realistic and to avoid controversy in these politically tumultuous times.

Don't see it if You want a profound story, an elaborate set, or you are too disturbed by current politics to enjoy a sweet, light farce.

Also This was a very enjoyable show with good acting, good music and a good... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Enchanting, Relevant, Slow, Hilarious

See it if If you are familiar with the movie, Dave, Drew Gehling is just as good as Kevin Kline. The musical has been updated to reflect modern times.

Don't see it if You haven’t seen the movie. Also, the first act of the production still needs fine tuning, while the second act was great. Good show.

Funny, Clever, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you liked the movie or you want a funny, cute musical about politics in Washington. Funny jokes on current political status.

Don't see it if you want a realistic, serious story about DC politics. The plot is the same as the movie. Songs are cute, but not memorable.

Funny, Romantic, Cute, Great singing, Smart

See it if You want a sweet, pleasant, funny diversion with great singing/songs.

Don't see it if You hate politics. You want something deep, or relevant to the current political climate.

Also This was a delightful, but imperfect musical. The greatest strengths a... Read more Read less

Clever, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You love a cute, cheery, modern musical comedy and really enjoy political humor.

Don't see it if You’re hoping Kitt et al will take this terrific movie to the next level. It’s enjoyable enough, but only slightly above average.

Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoyed the 1993 film, like 90's lighthearted rom-coms.

Don't see it if You are looking for more serious political commentary.

Also This is a fun adaptation of the film, especially fun for the DC audien... Read more Read less

Funny, Relevant, Cute, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You're a fan of the feel good Rom-Com and like some political humor thrown in for fun. Strong cast all around, esp. Drew Gehling as Dave.

Don't see it if You want something profound or groundbreaking. It's the movie on stage with a merely serviceable score, nothing too memorable sadly.

Also While I enjoyed most of the staging and the use of projections for new... Read more Read less

Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy shows like Groundhog Day and want some light fluff with OK songs

Don't see it if You want to remember a show and be humming the tunes after. I don't really remember much other than it was a good night of light fun

Funny, Great acting, Charming, Cute, Enjoyable

See it if you like cute, fluffy political-themed musical comedies. It's enjoyable with some funny moments - great acting from D. Gehling & D. Sills!

Don't see it if you're looking for a more serious drama or realistic plot. The humor lies in poking fun at our government shortcomings - regardless of party

Also This was an enjoyable show that let us poke fun at the way things are ... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Stupid, Weak

See it if You want to see a show that is more "fun" and "cute" then a show that is interesting and masterful.

Don't see it if You (like me) want a show that is interesting and requires thinking to understand the plot.

Also The production seems as if it were done in a Middle School, and it sta... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy great acting with lively songs and funny script.

Don't see it if you saw the movie and hated it.

Funny, Must see, Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing

See it if I think this is a show for everyone, except young children, they won't get the humor. I took my son (13) and we both laughed and smiledu

Don't see it if I don't think young children will get the humor.

Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Interesting staging. Good acting. Music does not distract from the presentation. Enjoyable parts of movie retained, including shower scene

Don't see it if Cannot accept changes in the story line and in the characters from the movie. Light, but not silly.

Also Political humor, but not directed at one party or one president. Play ... Read more Read less

Funny, Absorbing, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and just enjoy the evening

Don't see it if You want serious theater

Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if Current politically & love a great show

Don't see it if Don’t like musicals & are anti-political

Funny, Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Fun, appealing adaptation that improves in several ways upon the film and gets in plenty of digs at politicians.

Don't see it if Rabid Trump fans won't appreciate all the comments aimed at his administration. It's also not a feminist masterpiece.

Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy clever political humor. See it if you want to see a show with a feel-good ending.

Don't see it if you are expecting big musical dance numbers.

Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of the original film, politics, clever writing, or star-making performances (Drew Gehling is flat-out great in this).

Don't see it if you dislike pop-tinged scores, hate belting, or have strongly right-wing political leanings.

Also I liked the score and found many of the lyrics to be smart and charact... Read more Read less