Chess: The Musical

Friday, Jun 14, 2024at 7:30pm to Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 at 10:30pm
Wheaton College, 26 East Main Street
General Admission: USD 40.00

Norton Singers announces its long-awaited return to Wheaton College, with a very special encore performance of the Tim Rice/Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus (the two gents behind ABBA) masterpiece, Chess: The Musical, for two days only: June 14 and 15. This highly acclaimed musical, featuring the classics One Night in Bangkok, Nobody's Side and Someone Else's Story, develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. With 40 performers and 25 musicians, and an outstanding musical score, this is one night you surely won't forget. Co-directed by Melissa Franklin and Ted Mitchell, with music direction by Anthony-Alexander Torelli. Purchase your tickets here: