Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Chess, in Concert"

at the Civic, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31, at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $30

Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (of ABBA)
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Richard Nelson
Written and composed in 1983. Concert version premiered in London, October 1984. Stage version premiered in London, May 1986. Broadway premiere, April 1988.
(set in Budapest in 1956, and then, in 1988, in Bangkok, New York and Budapest
Directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson
Conducted by Max Mendez (leading a 13-piece orchestra)

with Robby French as Freddie the American, Jordan Gookin as Anatoly the Russian, and Andrea Dawson as Florence
and with
Bob Farner as Gregor Vassey, Henry McNulty as Molokov, David Williams as Nickolai, Gary Pierce as Walter, Tim Campbell as Arbiter, Emily Bayne as Svetlana, Mark Schurtz and Nathan Heard as embassy officials, Todd Kehne as Ben, and Caroline Slater as Young Florence
Bob Farner, Nathan Heard, Todd Kehne and Henry McNulty; Tim Campbell, Gary Pierce, Mark Schurtz and David Williams; Sallie Christiansen, Kate Cubberley, Janean Jorgensen, Bonni Kealy, Ryan Patterson, Manuela Peters and Barb Tappa; and Cynthia Bauder, Maureen Kumakura, Darnelle Preston and Rose Waterbury

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