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Synopsis

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.”

Production Team

Director: Richard Biever

Music Director: TBA

Choreographer: TBA

Stage Manager: TBA

Scenic Designer: TBA

Costume Designer: TBA

Lighting Designer: Tyler Sperrazza

Sound Designer: Michael Blake

Cast

Stay tuned for audition information!

Audition Info

Venue: Schwab Auditorium

Schwab Auditorium is located on Pollack Road behind Old Main on campus.

Parking Recommendations

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.