July 19-August 4, 2019 Summer Teen & Young Adult Show, cast ages 16-25 Based on an idea by Tim Rice Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson Lyrics by Tim Rice Book by Richard Nelson Directed by Kelcie Nicole Dugger
Secrets, lies, collusion and betrayal? Love, courage and loyalty? Checkmate! In this highly acclaimed rock musical, the ancient and distinguished game of chess becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries and super-power political intrigue as two great chess masters—American and Russian—meet in Bangkok to battle for the world championship at the height of the Cold War. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this soaring and monumental score, a collaboration between legendary rock band ABBA and Tony Award-winning lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph) featuring international hits “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well.”
PERFORMANCES: July 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28; August 1, 2, 3, 4
Convenient and inexpensive valet parking (only $6!) available on Friday and Saturday evening performances.