CHESS

February 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Alex Theatre, Glendale
February 17, 2013 at 3 pm - Sherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center

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

Director/Choreographer - Kirsten Chandler
Musical Director - David Lamoureux
Production Coordinator - Jeffrey Christopher Todd

Long before their jukebox musical MAMMA MIA, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, wrote the music for this show, which literally and metaphorically showcases The Game of Kings. With lyrics by Tim Rice (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, EVITA), the story revolves around the two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess tournament. They find themselves competing for both the championship and for the affections of the woman who manages one, yet yearns for the other. The thrilling pop score includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well.”

     
 

CAST

Ensemble Jill Marie Burke
Svetlana Sergievsky Melissa Lyons Caldretti
Anatoly Sergievsky Dan Callaway
Walter De Courcey Will Collyer
Alexander Molokov Joshua Finkel
Arbiter Jason Graae
Ensemble Jennifer Malenke
Freddie Trumper Louis Pardo
Ensemble Jeffrey Polk
Ensemble Alyssa M. Simmons
Florence Vassy Shannon Warne
Ensemble Tomasina Abate
Young Florence Samantha Altounian
Gregor Vassy Reed Armstrong
Ensemble Trey Ellett
Ensemble Loren Smith
Ensemble Brad Standley