With Russia at the center of a huge political conversation, and a scheduled Broadway revival of the show set for next year, this concert version of Chess is more relevant than ever! 

Here, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but, falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes One Night in Bangkok and "Heaven Help My Heart.

 

This concert is dedicated to raising money for Blank Canvas Theatre and celebrating our 6th season! This TWO NIGHT ONLY event will feature hors d'oeuvres and music from 7:00 to 7:50 pm, followed by an 8:00pm performance by some of Cleveland's most talented actor-singers performing a rarely produced musical! Come for the entire evening for only $30. 

 

 

We’ll also have amazing raffle baskets donated by Cleveland’s finest merchants – purchase raffle tickets for $1, and you could win an amazing prize package! It’s an event NOT to be missed!  The benefit takes place TWO NIGHTS ONLY, and seating is limited... 


 


 * Season Passes are not accepted for this performance.