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Manly Musical Society presents CHESS @ Star Of The Sea

MMS Chess main cast
(left to right0 Arbiter- Ben Greenwood, Waiter- Sam Ardasinski, Freddie- Michael Paton, Florence- Keira Connelly, Anatoly- Tavis Cunningham, Svetlana- Stephanie Edmonds, Molokov- Carl Olsen
MMS 0 Chess Steph as Svetlana
Stephanie Edwards as Svetlana
Tavis Cunningham as Anatoly, Ben Greenwood as the Arbiter, and Arie Priebee. Production photographs by Jim Muir

CHESS (Book by Richard Nelson, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson) is a classic Broadway musical drama with a great rock score. The musical has seven lead vocalists heading a large supporting cast of singers and dancers. With its complexity and its large ensemble cast, this is a musical that is rarely performed in Sydney.

This full-length epic cold war musical, initially set in the city of Milano in Italy, revolves around the politically-driven manipulation of a fictional Cold War-era chess tournament between two world chess grandmasters. Continue reading Manly Musical Society presents CHESS @ Star Of The Sea