Chess: A Musical by Tim Rice Featuring ArtsWest Aprentices
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The last date listed for Chess was Saturday July 27, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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This holiday season, gather your loved ones and enjoy Louisa May Alcott's much-adored novel, now transformed into a hit Broadway musical that lights up the stage. Little Women tells the poignant story of the four young March sisters -- eldest sister Meg, tomboy and budding author Jo, shy and gentle Beth, and Amy, the artistically inclined baby of the bunch -- as they come of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother. It's a touching tale of young love, personal discovery and the enduring power of family. Filled with memorable music, dancing and a whole lot of heart, Little Women will make you laugh and cry with its tragedies and its triumphs. Learn More
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Being very familiar with this production from years ago, I booked with high expectations, only to learn on the day of the show that it was an "ArtsWest Apprenticeship" program production (young/teen actors). Nevertheless, it turned out reasonable. Chess is a tough musical, be it the "all sung" West End or the "more spoken" Broadway rendition. In short, the great Tim Rice lyrics matched to an Abba-score was fairly good (good keyboards!), tho often overshadowing the young voices trying to make themselves heard. Dancing ensemble / choreography was good, well rehearsed, the limited stage well managed, lighting good. Which bring us to the acting/singing. Florence (Chelsey) carried the show, was head and shoulders above the rest (quite literally), towering over the American Freddy (Ryan), who has an um... unusual voice. The Russian player Anatoly (Sebastian) was one of the weaker links in the chain. His wife Svetlana (Sarah) did well under the circumstances, and the Arbiter (Moriel) made a pretty good debut here. Shoutouts to Madam Molokov (Victoria) who has a great voice but smaller role here, and the very young Walter (Duncan), who did his best with a very demanding role.
Starring Moriel Behar, Victoria Felix, Ryan Floresca, Chelsea Gilpin, Sebastian Hulburt, Sarah Uptagrafft, Duncan Weinland with Kaylin Bryant, Natalia Fandel, Alana Gwilym Tso, Lauren Jaech, Cameron Lee, Max Lopuszynski, Addison Turner, Morgan Gwilym Tso and Callum McCaffrey.
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