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.”
Director: Richard Biever
Music Director: TBA
Stage Manager: TBA
Scenic Designer: TBA
Costume Designer: TBA
Lighting Designer: Tyler Sperrazza
Sound Designer: Michael Blake
Stay tuned for audition information!
Venue: Schwab Auditorium
Schwab Auditorium is located on Pollack Road behind Old Main on campus.
We recommend parking downtown in one of the garages. From there it’s a short walk, using the footpath directly across from the Corner Room.
People can be dropped off near the auditorium on Pollack and the cars parked at the Hub parking deck.