SecondStory Rep to Open Season 16 with CHESS, 8/29-9/14

By: Aug. 26, 2014
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SecondStory Rep presents CHESS, running August 29-September 14, 2014, featuring music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, based on an idea by Tim Rice. Directed by Danny Miller, the production also features music direction by Josh Zimmerman and choreography by Krista Lofgren.

With music by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Mamma Mia) and lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita), this musical drama involves a romantic triangle between two top players -- an American and a Russian -- and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Loosely based on the lives of chess grandmasters Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov, the rock opera plays out against the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, with each wanting to win international tournaments for purposes of propaganda. It's an intriguing tale of romantic rivalries, cunning gamesmanship and political tensions. Time Magazine says that Chess has "one of the best rock scores ever produced."

Featuring the talents of; Casey Raiha, Adrienne MacIain, Alyssa Mass, Nick Watson, Doug Fahl, Isaiah Crowson, Brock Madden, Britt Boyd, Heather Refvem, Meagan Castillo, Matt Dela Cruz, Jeremy Force, Sebastian Hulburt, Rebecca Sullivan, Candace Larson and Jennifer Biladeau with the musical talents of Josh Zimmerman, Dave Close, Aimee Hong, Zac Stowell, and Tyler Rath. Costume Design by Jocelyne Fowler. Set, Lights and Sound by The Squolf.

Tickets: $27 Adult; $22 Seniors (Over 65); $22 Students/Military/Educators (with ID). To read more or to purchase tickets, visit Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office or over the phone by calling 425.881.6777.


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