Chess The Musical In Concert - Melbourne and Perth
Featuring the music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, the CHESS THE MUSICAL will play at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in two exclusive performances on Saturday 24 April 2021, followed by two performances in Perth on June 5, in conjunction with Perth Symphony Orchestra.
From StoreyBoard Entertainment, the producer of the recent Melbourne production of Barnum, and directed by Tyran Parke (pictured below), CHESS THE MUSICAL is inspired by extraordinary real-life events and premiered in London’s West End in 1986. The West End season ran for three years, resulting in a BBC listener poll ranking CHESS THE MUSICAL seventh in a list of ‘Number One Essential Musicals’ of all time.
Featuring hits including “I Know Him So Well” - recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling UK chart single ever by a female duo - and the upbeat pop favourite One Night in Bangkok, music from CHESS THE MUSICAL is known the world over, with the original concept album described by Rolling Stone as having a "dazzling score (which) covers nearly all the pop bases”.
CHESS THE MUSICAL tells the story of a complex love triangle combined with dramatic political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the early 1980s, where Soviet and American forces attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political gains.
The Melbourne performances of this musical, which recently premiered in Moscow, will feature the London West End orchestrations with a full orchestra. The Perth performances will be accompanied and co-presented by Perth Symphony Orchestra. Casting for Melbourne and Perth for this semi-staged concert style event will be announced in February 2021.
CHESS THE MUSICAL is produced by Adrian Storey from StoreyBoard Entertainment (Barnum, Follies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and directed by Tyran Parke (Barnum, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George) and with Musical Direction by David Piper (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Boyfriend, The Boy From Oz), Set & Costume Design by Dann Barber (Barnum, 33 Variations), Sound Design by Michael Waters and choreography by Freya List.
CHESS THE MUSICAL
With music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice
Regent Theatre, Collins Street Melbourne
Saturday 24 April 2021, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
For further information, visit: www.chessmusical.info
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Tickets from $85 (credit card charges and transaction fees apply)Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
Perth Concert Hall. 5 St. Georges Terrace, Perth.
Saturday 5 June 2021, 2:00pm
Saturday 5 June 2021, 7:30pm
Waitlist Now Open: www.chessmusical.info
General Public Tickets on sale from 9am 4 December 2020.
Tickets from $49 (credit card charges and transaction fees apply)