Michigan Tech Theatre’s “Chess the Musical” promises to deliver a theatrical experience!

Giancarlo Maue

Michigan Tech’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts is gearing up for an exciting production of “Chess the Musical.” Featuring a talented cast of performers, this musical promises to captivate audiences with its impressive story, captivating music, and powerful performances.

The musical follows the story of two chess grandmasters, Freddie Trumper from the United States and Anatoly Sergievsky from the Soviet Union, as they compete in a high-stakes chess tournament during the height of the Cold War. This is showcased through impressive acting and musical performances.

One of the highlights of “Chess the Musical” is its sensational music; the score seamlessly blends rock, pop, and classical elements. Composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the Swedish band ABBA, fans of the band will greatly appreciate the music.

In addition to the exceptional performances and music, the production also showcases an impressive set design and skillful costumes. The set designers and costume artists have spent countless hours creating an immersive world of the production. “Chess the Musical” is a testament to the hard work, creativity, and dedication of the entire team. 

One such member of the production team, Anne-Maire Latourette states “We’ve put in a lot of work to make it happen. It’s come out really nice.”

Whether you’re a fan of musical theater or simply enjoy thought-provoking storytelling, this production is not to be missed. Performances started yesterday and will continue this evening, April 13, to April 15. “Chess the Musical” will begin at 7:30 pm for each of these dates.