June 7-22, 2019
The UK version of this monumental rock score
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm
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 Lettera
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, the heartthrob Russian Anatoly Sergievsky, Hungarian emigre Florence Vassy, is Freddie’s chess second, and the love interest ping-ponging between Freddie and Anatoly and Anatoly’s estranged wife, Svetlana, is trotted out by the KGB to toy with Anatoly’s mind.
Directed by Joel Fenster, with Music Direction by Ruth Leterra and Choreography by Caitlin Roberts, from Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA) that includes “One Night in Bangkok,” “I Know Him So Well, “Anthem” and “Heaven Help My Heart” and a book and lyrics by Richard Nelson and Tim Rice.
March 6 & 7, 2019.
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