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Chess

Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeusand;
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Feb 20-22 and 27-28, Mar 1, 2014 @7:30pm

PHOTOS

Cunning gamesmanship is the order of the day in this intriguing tale of conflict set during the Cold War era. The tensions between America and Russia are played out on the chessboard in this dynamic rock opera that develops the sophisticated game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. Like the game of chess, life and love sometimes require strategic power plays, manipulations, and sacrificial pawns.

Director: STEPHEN HANCOCK
Music Director: ANGELO RAPAN
Choreographer: TRACY BONNER
Scenic Designer: BRIAN RUGGABER
Costume Designer: JANICE BENNING LACEK
Lighting Designer: MANDY KAY HEATH
Sound Designer: JOHN MCFADDEN
Technical Director: AARON MAYER
Stage Manager: TRAVIS BLACKWELL

CAST
Florence: ALLISON HUBER
Freddie: JACOB ALLEN
Anatoly: LUCAS HEFNER
Svetlana: MAGGIE ROBINSON
Walter: CHRISTOPHER CALDERAZZO
Molokov: ZACHARY EL-OQLOAH
Nikolai: JON CASTRO
Arbiter: DAVID COUTER
Female Ensemble: FIONA BATTERSBY, SHELLY BLANCQ, ASHLEY ASIARAE MAHONE, JENNA NEWMAN, COURTNEY SAGE, AUDREY SMITH, AMELIA SOUTHERLAND