Chess, the legendary musical by Tim Rice and ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, opened in Toronto on September 28th. Fresh off a sold-out tour of the UK, the show will play The Princess of Wales Theatre until October 30th and then open in London's West End. The Chronicle referred to this production of CHESS as "the ultimate staging of Chess, I could have sat there and watched it all again, and again, and again." Hailed as one of the greatest musical theatre scores of all time, the show even spawned a number one hit for Elaine Page and Barbara Dickson's duet "I Know Him So Well" This new production marks the first time in over 20 years there has been a production of Chess of this magnitude in North America (last one being Broadway in 1988).
The show is a visual feast and a treat for the senses. Gorgeous costumes and impressive choreography serve to highlight the stunning vocals of West End stars Tam Mutu, Rebecca Lock, Shona White, James Fox and the entire cast of the UK touring production. Sir Tim Rice himself even made a surprise guest appearance at curtain call to take a bow with his cast, and BWW was on hand to bring you these gorgeous photos:
When and Where?
The Princess of Wales Theatre
September 24th - October 30th, 2011
Tues-Sat at 8PM
Wed, Sat and Sun at 2PM
Tickets range from $35 to $130 and can be purchased online at www.mirvish.com or by phone at 416-872-1212
*NEW* $20 Student and Rush Seats
1 ticket per student (with valid student ID) in person at the box office in advance of the show. CASH ONLY
Rush seats also available for $20 CASH ONLY for same-day performances. 1 ticket per person and 20 seats per show.
All Photos by Racheal McCaig Photography