A musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves two chess grandmasters, an American and a Soviet citizen, fighting over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other—all in the context of a politically-driven, Cold War-era tournament between the two men.

Director: Darcy Evans

Musical Director: Adam White

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Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, Sheridan


Florence: Arinea Hermans

Freddie: Jonathan Gysbers

Anatoly: Andrew MacNaughton

Molokov: Cameron Kneteman

Svetlana: Rachel Drance

Walter: Greg Solomon

Arbiter: Jeffrey Follis


Daniel Byrne, Jordan Kenny, Nestor Lozano Jr., Jonah McIntosh, Jordan Shore, Jacques St. Pierre, Gavin Tessier, Benjamin Ward, Nicola Hadjis, Kelsey Lacombe, Mychele Lebrun, Blaire Lorrison, Kate Madden, Melanie Paiement, Gillan Reed, Jessica Watters


Chess, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, musical theatre, Theatre Sheridan

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Theatre and Performance Studies


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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Original Citation

Evans, D. (Director). (2015, April 16 – 26). Chess. [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Chess, April 16 - 26, 2015



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