Mark Trevor Smith’s Event Journal

Chess 070113
Thursday July 25, 2013 / 7:30pm
2 tickets
Assigned at Box Office

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It's too late for this review to help future attendees because the remaining two performances are sold out. Full disclosure: I love the musical "Chess" and have seen/heard many productions. Chelsea Gilpin is a STAR. Her Florence was near perfect, and her exquisite "I Know Him So Well" is the best version I've ever heard! The four other principals were very good, often excellent, but sometimes weak. The entire production was very impressive (choreography, complexity, musicality, dancing) and surprisingly moving. Often lyrics were difficult to hear clearly, but that didn't bother me at all, since I have them all pretty much memorized. I'm glad that I didn't let the negative reviews here stop me from going, and I'd go again tonight if I could get a ticket.