Chess explores the intense world of international chess competitions against the backdrop of political intrigue. Set during the Cold War era, the story revolves around the rivalry between two chess grandmasters, the American Freddie Trumper and the Russian Anatoly Sergievsky. As they face off in a high-stakes championship, their personal lives become entangled with love, betrayal, and loyalty. Chess explores themes of power, competition, and the cost of ambition.
Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)
Cast Size: 15+
Music: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics: Tim Rice
Book: Richard Nelson
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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