Creating a Musical Role - Chess

Event Date

Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017


Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

April 27-29, May 4-6 at 7:30 pm

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The Theatre Lab's Creating a Musical Role class presents Chess. A contemporary classic from Tim Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar) and members of the famed pop group Abba, Chess is a thrilling rock opera telling the story of a Cold War-era chess tournament between two grandmasters—an American and a Soviet—and their fight over the woman who manages the career of one and falls in love with the other. Theatre Lab Co-Executive Director Deb Gottesman directs, with musical direction by Buzz Mauro.


Jason Britt Alex Lopez
Meghan Cleary Greg Mangiapane
Carla Crawford Elin Melgarejo
Julie Dixon Bryanda Minix
Tina Ghandchilar Steve Quintilian
Terry Gish Max Rome
Arjun Guidroz Josh Sticklin (guest artist)
Erica Irving Bermet Sydygalieva
Alex Jones Rob Weinzimer
Haruko Koide Michael Zhuang