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  • 17 Apr 2009
  • 20:00
  • 25 Apr 2009
  • 15:00
  • Aula du Collège de Nyon-Marens, Nyon

Chess the Musical 2009


This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score.


Annette Schutt
Frederick Trumper
Stephen A. Ash
Florence Vassy  Rachel Ash 
Walter de Courcey  Paul Darrell McGuire
Anatoly Sergievsky  Casper Edmonds 
Alexander Molokov  Ray Harari 
Svetlana Sergievskaya  Christine Housel 
Temple Dancer  Christine Bassanini / Jennie Klein (23/4)
Chess Ballerina  Sarah Whitehouse 

Other parts were played by:

Judith Boban, Meera Davies Torres, Marie-Laure Del Vecchio, Alice Fenner-Evans, Amanda Gardiner, Edwina Jarrell, Stephanie Jensen-Cormier, Emelie Larrodé, Vanessa Lewis, Birgitta Lindup, Anna Lundberg, Susan Piazza, Ginny Rogers, Cheryl Rooney, Pam Scott, Patricia Solomon, Lisa Williams, Izabela Witik, Maureen Wittig-Judge, Edward Brown, Barrie Duggan, Mike Hart, Edmond Jilli, Michael Sellar, Peter Scott, Stanley Taylor, Alexander Thomas, Brian Thomas, Nigel Lindup


Directors  Alison Sellar / Sue Bergomi
Musical Director  Allardyce Mallon
Choreographers Sarah Whitehouse / Karen Perrenoud / Annette Schutt / Carina Tyrrell / Christine Bassanini / Jennie Klein
Stage Manager  Arni Dinius 
Asst Musical Director  Lisa Wingard
Asst Stage Manager  Alydia Seidell 
Set Design  John Fox / Catherine Harari
Set Construction  Arni Dinius / Alydia Seidell
Lighting  Martin Leu
Sound  Serge Huber
Front of House  David Stieber
Costumes   Susan Bergomi / Alison Sellar
Make-up   Jackie Leu
Props   Yvette Callier
Prompt  Carolyn Hornfeld 
Rehearsal Pianist  Wolfgang Schutt 



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