Chess Production Team

Directed by: Vicky Sandin Musical Direction by: Amanda Morgan Choreography by: Catherine Dennehy Stage Manager: Colleen Strang Produced by: Keith Strang

About The Show

Performed April 7, 8 & 9, 2017 at the Windham High School

The collaborators on Chess, The Musical are giants of rock music and rock musicals and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues.

The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian 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 "Heaven Help My Heart.


Cast of Characters

Jessica Dee   Florence
Chad Belanger   Anatoli
Jesse Drake   Freddie
Amy Agostino   Sventlana
Dan Desmarais   Molokov
David Ropple   Walter
Dan Merriman   Arbiter
Rich Bouchard   Nikolai, Ensemble
Aaron Swope   Gregor
Allison Reimer   Young Florence
Rick Adams   Old Gregor, Ensemble
Cori Adams   Journalist, Ensemble
Lillian Strang   Journalist, Ensemble
Tennyson Brea   Ensemble
Tracy Carracedo   Ensemble
Chris Cohen   Ensemble
Irene Cohen   Ensemble
Sophia Garas   Ensemble
Michelle Jones   Ensemble
Kayla Joyce   Ensemble
Rosemarie Kelly   Ensemble
Jackie Marcoux   Ensemble
Abby St. Laurent   Ensemble
Grace St. Laurent   Ensemble
Kristi St. Laurent   Ensemble
Nicole Viau   Ensemble