The Brecksville Theatre

Brecksville, OH
Community Theatre

Written by: Richard Nelson
Lyrics by: Tim Rice
Music by: Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

February 9 - February 25, 2024

Show Description:

The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals, and here they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. In this musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigue. 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.”

Staff and Cast

Director and Musical Director: Jordan Cooper

Kate Michalski - Florence
Michael Knobloch - Freddie
Peter Bradley - Anatoly
Kate League-Weston - Svetlana
Damian Henri - Molokov
Christina Ciofani - Walter
Jacob Lang - Nikolai and Gregor
Kyla Burks - The Arbiter)
Ensemble: Amanda Bender, Kyle Burnett, Sara Chapman, Rachel Drotar, Anthony Salatino, Emily Schrader, Sydney Warren


7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays

Runtime: 2h 45m (including intermission)



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The Brecksville Theatre
49 Public Square
Brecksville, OH, 44141