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Chess The Musical

03/06/2021 - 05/06/2021 Chess The Musical

The legendary ‘Grand Master Of A Show’ (Newsweek) debuts at Perth Concert Hall in a powerful concert-style production celebrating the pop-rock musical score.
Featuring Logie-nominated and recent star of CHICAGO Natalie Bassingthwaighte; Aria chart-topping vocalist Paulini, New York Metropolitan Opera singer Alexander Lewis; semi-finalist in The Voice 2020 Mark Furze; musical theatre favourite Rob Mills; opera singer Eddie Muliaumaseali’i, and musical theatre all-rounder Brittanie Shipway, with backing by twenty-five professional musicians from Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Set during the Cold War, two of the world’s greatest chess players, one American, one Russian, find themselves pawns of their own governments’ sparring in the turbulent East-West political arena. As the game climaxes and stakes rise, Florence Vassey, a Hungarian-born refugee is caught between the two grandmasters, in a triangle of both love and power.

Featuring iconic music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) with book & lyrics by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will be presented as a semi-staged concert style production featuring smash-hits ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night In Bangkok’, and directed by Tyran Parke this powerful new production of CHESS THE MUSICAL will be the music theatre event of 2021 that cannot be missed!