Chess

June 7-22, 2019

The UK version of this monumental rock score

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Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm

Adults: $25
Students & Seniors: $20

Music by Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA)
Book & lyrics by Richard Nelson & Tim Rice
Choreographed by Caitlin Roberts
Music Direction by Ruth Leterra
Directed by Joel Fenster

Taking place from 1979 to 1983, and inspired by the celebrated 1972 Bobby Fischer-Boris Spassky chess match, the players here are obnoxious American Freddie Trumper and the heartthrob Russian Anatoly Sergievsky. Hungarian emigre Florence Vassy, is Freddie’s chess second, and the love interest ping-ponging between Freddie and Anatoly. Anatoly’s estranged wife, Svetlana, is trotted out by the KGB to toy with Anatoly’s mind.

From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok,” “I Know Him So Well, “Anthem” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”


Audition info:

March 6 & 7, 2019.

Check our Auditions page for more info.