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Chess: In Concert at Gretna Theatre

Dates: (7/11/2024 - 7/20/2024 )

Theatre:

Gretna Theatre


200 Pennsylvania Ave
Mount Gretna,PA 17064

Phone: 7179643627

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In Concert with the Hershey Symphony

Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Featuring the music of ABBA members Andersson and Ulvaeus, as well as lyrics by musical theatre icon Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Aida), this gripping musical was inspired by the political and international spectacle of the 1972 World Chess Championship between American Bobby Fischer and Russian Boris Spassky. Set in the 1980’s at the height of the Cold War, Chess illustrates how something as trivial as a game of chess can mean so much more when fueled by the threats and propaganda of nations at war.

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