Chess: The Musical by Tim Rice and ABBA Composers, at DMTC Performing Arts Center
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This fun musical stage adaptation of the classic book by J.M. Barrie and the beloved 1953 animated film is the story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Young Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces that it's time for her to move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, mermaids, Tinkerbell and even the dastardly Captain Hook. It's a manageable 60 minutes in length, so the whole family can thrill to this modern version of a classic musical tale performed by young local actors between the ages of 5 and 18. Learn More
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- "The Davis Musical Theatre Company has hit one out of the ballpark with its wonderful new production of <em>Chess</em>." --<em>Davis Enterprise</em>
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.