Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto

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Chess, the legendary musical by Tim Rice and ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, opened in Toronto on September 28th. Fresh off a sold-out tour of the UK, the show will play The Princess of Wales Theatre until October 30th and then open in London's West End. The Chronicle referred to this production of CHESS as "the ultimate staging of Chess, I could have sat there and watched it all again, and again, and again." Hailed as one of the greatest musical theatre scores of all time, the show even spawned a number one hit for Elaine Page and Barbara Dickson's duet "I Know Him So Well" This new production marks the first time in over 20 years there has been a production of Chess of this magnitude in North America (last one being Broadway in 1988).

The show is a visual feast and a treat for the senses. Gorgeous costumes and impressive choreography serve to highlight the stunning vocals of West End stars Tam Mutu, Rebecca Lock, Shona White, James Fox and the entire cast of the UK touring production. Sir Tim Rice himself even made a surprise guest appearance at curtain call to take a bow with his cast, and BWW was on hand to bring you these gorgeous photos:

When and Where?
Chess

The Princess of Wales Theatre

Performance Schedule
September 24th - October 30th, 2011
Tues-Sat at 8PM
Wed, Sat and Sun at 2PM

Tickets range from $35 to $130 and can be purchased online at www.mirvish.com or by phone at 416-872-1212

*NEW* $20 Student and Rush Seats

1 ticket per student (with valid student ID) in person at the box office in advance of the show.  CASH ONLY

Rush seats also available for $20 CASH ONLY for same-day performances.  1 ticket per person and 20 seats per show. 

All Photos by Racheal McCaig Photography

 

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Tam Mutu

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Shona White

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
David Erik

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Rebecca Lock and Tam Mutu

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Tam Mutu, Shona White and James Fox

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Shona White

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Sir Tim Rice joins the cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
Sir Tim Rice joins the cast of Chess

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
David Erik, Sir Tim Rice and Shona White

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto
David Erik, Sir Tim Rice and Shona White

Photo Coverage: Sir Tim Rice at CHESS Opening in Toronto

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Kelly Cameron Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and is honoured to be representing the Toronto contingent of BroadwayWorld as Senior Editor overseeing the GTA region.

Her writing career started almost by accident, though it has always been in her blood as her Mom was an English teacher who firmly believed in the importance of being able to turn a phrase. She also loved sharing her love of theatre with her students (and her children), and was a staunch supporter of the arts in Toronto.

When not at the theatre, you can usually find Kelly with a Starbucks in one hand and her BlackBerry in the other, tweeting, reading or doing something quirky and clumsy for the sake of getting that next big story.

She's incredibly grateful to the amazing Toronto theatre community who have embraced her with open arms, giving her the greatest gift a little redheaded theatre geek could ever ask for - getting to be a part of this vibrant arts and culture scene. She may have never had the skills to be on the stage, but is thankful every day she gets to write about the inspiring people who do.

Headshot photo by Racheal McCaig www.rachealmccaigphotography.com


 
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