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Chess

November 8 - 24, 2019

Book by Richard Nelson, Lyrics by Tim Rice,
Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

East meets West in a rock opera that turns the ancient game into a metaphor for love won and lost during the cold war.

About The Show

The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals, and here they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. In this musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion, and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American, but falls for the Russian. 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” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

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Cast

Freddie Trumper
Jeffrey DuBois
Anatoly Sergievsky
Michael Metcalf
Florence Vassy
Rebecca Zellar
Alexander Molokov
Mark Badtke
Walter DeCourcey
Matthew J. Leptich
Arbiter (First and Third Weekends)
Kevin Pollack
Arbiter (Second Weekend)
Sean Walker
Svetlana Sergievsky
Jessica Augustine
Nikolai
Ryan Bavido
Gregor Vassy
Paul Bleadow
Young Florence
Madeline Booth
Prologue Ensemble
Shirley Austin
Erin Booth
Izabella Booth
Debra Gass
Tom Hausman
Quinn Hausman-Chapman
Fran Jansta
Trish Jansta
Rollie Hinz
Valerie Hinz
Jeff Louis
Joanne Louis
Paula Mantas
Judith Perryman
Oscar Scharrer
Kenelm Scheske
Bryce Swaim
Sheila M. Wright
Iva Trocke
Connie Wurster
Main Ensemble
Patrick Blake
Jessica Buehler
Matthew Craig
Caryl Davidson
Alexis Dreyer
Cristianna Formeller
Lynnea Fredrickson-Smith
Jamie Gross
Dawson Hansen
Fran Jansta
Trish Jansta
Michele MacLennan
Karen Osborne
Susie Perkowitz
Kenelm Scheske
Hilary Schneider
Monica Stark
Julian Wilkerson
Connie Wurster

Production Team

Book
Richard Nelson
Lyrics
Tim Rice
Music
Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Director
Lorrie Ferguson
Producer
Regina Reynolds
Assistant Director
Darius Russelle
Stage Manager
Kathleen LeFave
Vocal Director
Kenzie Connor
Music Director
Paul Bleadow
Choreographer
Colleen Walker
Costume Design
Jean Newton
Lighting Design
Ken Scheske
Sound Design
Gene LeFave
Scenic Design
Art Jones
Videography Design
Gary L. Luz
Videography Assistant
Leah Swaim
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, New York, New York.

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