Performance

 

Directed by Mark Waldron

Musical Direction by Ian Mikyska

Produced by Blood, Love and Rhetoric Theatre
Music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus

Llyrics by Tim Rice

Choreography by Diogo Tomaz & Iveta Elizabeth Lit
Set Design by Susanne Kass

Photography by Artemis Octavia Photography​​

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including 'One Night in Bangkok' and 'I Know Him So Well', are international hits.


 





 

 

Information

 

 

Cast

 

Florence Vassy

Dominika Haskova

 

Freddie Trumper

Nicholas A. Windley

 

Anatoly Sergeievsky

Logan Hillier

 

Arbiter

Lindsay Taylor

 

Walter DeCourcey

Jay DeYonker

 

Eric Sammons

Viigand

Joe Weintraub

 

Tamara Vosecka

Benjamin McGarr

Tomas Horvat

Odessa Primus

Molokov

Marc Cram

 

Svetlana

Uliana Elina

 

Chorus

Lily Chu

 

Chorus

Radka Vlachova

 

​Dancers

Iveta Elisabeth Lit

Jiajia Wu

Maika Nguyen

Karla Garcia

Alexandra Rishko

Gabriela Krofiánová

Ruy Okamura

Linh Nguyen Thuy

Choreographer

Diogo Tomaz​