Performance / Chess the Musical

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 intrigue. 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.”

Written by Richard Nelson Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson Directed by Jordan Cooper

Performance dates:

  • February 9 at 7:30 PM
  • February 10 at 7:30 PM
  • February 11 at 2:00 PM
  • February 16 at 7:30 PM
  • February 17 at 7:30 PM
  • February 18 at 2:00 PM
  • February 23 at 7:30 PM
  • February 25 at 2:00 PM