2018 marks the 30th Anniversary for this landmark musical. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics, and international intrigues. More…
Set against the backdrop of the International Chess Championship, from Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a rock score that includes 'One Night in Bangkok' and 'Heaven Help My Heart.'
See it if you want to see a staged version of Chess. There's different versions & while I liked this one, I didn't quite know who's story it was
Don't see it if you need a flawless production. A bit hard to hear these performances. Would still see if if you are curious what is the story of Chess.
See it if You enjoy dated musicals. Great score, great singing. You want to see Chess performed.
Don't see it if The storyline is problematic, and this show specifically would benefit from more elaborate staging.
See it if IF you love great lyrics and music, one of my all time favorite musicals.
Don't see it if Not a fan of musicals, or period pieces that deal with pop culture and politics.
See it if You want to see good actors perform a mediocre show with a few great songs
Don't see it if You want great sound (could barely hear the lead singer), you mind shows that run too long
See it if You like impressive ensemble musicals, political/Cold War theater, love triangles, or just want a good night out.
Don't see it if You are looking for a tightly run production, or aren’t into the topics. The sound EQ made it hard to hear the actors at times.
See it if You enjoy shows with creative design, romantic entanglements and a wonderful score!
Don't see it if You are not a fan of a love story with impossible odds set during Cold War era with a challenging score to be sung.
See it if you're already a fan of the musical, or if you want to see a musical with a gorgeous, inspired score sung by some good voices.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a really strong book and if you care a lot about innovative staging and lighting.
See it if you are a fan of the musical, appreciate a strong effort by a hard-working community theater cast
Don't see it if you are a fan of the musical, have memorized every note of the Broadway album, want a glitzy show with high production value
See it if You appreciate local theater with a talented cast. Excellent singing and acting.. enjoyable 80’s rock music. Love the plot twists.
Don't see it if You prefer shorter shows. This runs a bit over 2.5 hours
See it if Beautiful singing , excellent acting ...enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot. Spot on costumes for the 80’s
Don't see it if It’s a bit long but there is a lot going on during the play.
See it if Enjoyed the acting and singing. Favorite part was One Night in Bangkok..very entertaining. Also liked that there were multiple stories going
Don't see it if If you don't like long shows that have to do with the cold war.