Blank Canvas Theatre
Professional Theatre

Book by: Richard Nelson
Lyrics by: Tim Rice
Music by: Bjorn Ulavaeus & Benny Andersson

Show Description:
With Russia at the center of a huge political conversation, and a scheduled Broadway revival of the show set for next year, this concert version of Chess is more relevant than ever! 

Here, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but, falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes One Night in Bangkok and Heaven Help My Heart.

This concert is dedicated to raising money for Blank Canvas Theatre and celebrating our 6th season! This TWO NIGHT ONLY event will feature hors d'oeuvres and music from 7:00 to 7:50 pm, followed by an 8:00pm performance by some of Cleveland's most talented actor-singers performing a rarely produced musical!

Staff and Cast:

Director: Patrick Ciamacco
Music Director: Matthew Dolan

Curt Arnold (Ensemble)
Brian Altman (Anatoly)
Hannah Beaumont (Ensemble)
Angie Bendahan (Ensemble)
Tonya Broach (Ensemble)
Becca Ciamacco (Ensemble)
Patrick Ciamacco (Freddie) 
BJ Colangelo (Ensemble)
Amiee Collier (Svetlana)
Kenzie Critzer (Ensemble)
Venchise Glenn (Ensemble) 
Tony Heffner (Ensemble)
Bernadette Hisey (Ensemble)
Daryl Kelley (Ensemble)
Kevin Kelly (Arbiter)
Joe Kenderes (Walter) 
Michael Knobloch (Ensemble) 
Robert Kowalewski (Ensemble) 
Madeline Krucek (Ensemble)
Evan Martin (Ensemble)
Meg Martinez (Ensemble)
Sarah Menser (Ensemble)
Jillian Mesaros (Ensemble)
Aaron Patterson (Ensemble)
Fae Patterson (Ensemble)
Robert Pierce (Molokov)
John J. Polk (Gregor/Ensemble)
Luke Scattergood (Ensemble) 
Trinidad Snider (Florence)
David Turner (Nicolai)
Tickets and Press

September 1 - September 2


8pm Friday (hors d'oeuvres and music at 7pm)
8pm Saturday (hors d'oeuvres and music at 7pm)

$30 General Admission

(440) 941-0458
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Blank Canvas Theatre
78th Street Studios

1305 West 80th Street, Suite 211
Cleveland, OH 44102

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