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Davis Musical Theatre Company
in Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center 607 Pena Dr. Davis, CA 95618
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"Chess - The Musical"
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“The Davis Musical Theatre Company has hit one out of the ballpark with its wonderful new production of Chess.” —Davis Enterprise


The collaborators on Chess — lyricist Time Rice and composers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (of megagroup ABBA) — are giants of rock music and rock musicals and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full houses and standing ovations. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, Cold War power politics and international intrigues.

The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and an 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 “I Know Him So Well.”

Directed by Steve Isaacson, choreographed by Pamela Lourentzos

with musical direction by Steve Isaacson and Jonathan Rothman.