Chess in Concert

February 9 – 18, 2024

Passion for The Game and Love

A genuinley fantastic score, perhaps one of the few musicals between West Side Story and Hamilton to meaninfully sound like a worthwhile product of the popular music of its day.” TIMEOUT NEW YORK

Composed by the men of supergroup ABBA and the smash hit Mamma Mia! featuring ‘80s hits One Night in Bangkok, I Know Him So Well, and Anthem.  It’s the 1980’s and the Cold War is at its darkest. Two chess masters meet in Bangkok to battle for the world championship, but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. This story of love and political intrigue takes us from Bangkok to Budapest where the players, lovers, politicians, and spies all struggle to get the upper hand.

Chess In Concert is a modern classic that explodes into life. We will transform the theater into an intimate cabaret room with a live orchestra and a cast of talented actors performing a concert version of Chess.

MEET THE CAST

Photo of Melissa Paris

(Florence)

Portrait of Jon Cunningham

(Anatoly)

Photo of Carol Brown

(Freddie)

SOPHIE SMEKENS

(Molokov)

Photo of Melissa Paris

(Walter)

Portrait of Jon Cunningham

(Svetlana)

Photo of Carol Brown

(Arbiter)

SOPHIE SMEKENS

(Gregor)

Photo of Melissa Paris

(Ensemble)

Portrait of Jon Cunningham

(Ensemble)

Photo of Carol Brown

(Nikolai/Ensemble)

SOPHIE SMEKENS

(Ensemble)

Photo of Melissa Paris

(Ensemble)

Portrait of Jon Cunningham

(Ensemble)

Photo of Carol Brown

(Ensemble)

SOPHIE SMEKENS

(Ensemble)

Photo of Melissa Paris

(Ensemble)

Portrait of Jon Cunningham

(Ensemble)

Photo of Carol Brown

(Ensemble)

Photo of Carol Brown

(Young Florence)

MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM

RICHARD NELSON – Book
BJÖRN ULVAEUS & BENNY ANDERSSON – Music
TIM RICE – Lyrics
JEFFREY CASS – Director
AARON ZIMMERMAN – Musical Director
DE HADDAD – Stage Manager/Asst. Director
TIM ELLIOTT – Sound Mixer