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Synopsis

Bjorn & Beeny are formerly of ABBA (the B’s in ABBA). The game of Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War. The main characters form a love triangle. They are the ill-mannered American grandmaster, an intense Russian champion who plans on defecting to the West, and the Hungarian-American female chess second. She arrives at the international championships with the American but falls in love with the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies all struggle to get the upper-hand.

While we all have enjoyed Rice’s musicals, Aida, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar, this is what many feel is his opus. It is at once inspiring, witty, brutally satiric, and cathartic. It doesn't sound like the pop hit Mamma Mia! or ABBA. It has classical overtones running throughout the musical, yet it has many 80’s style songs, power ballads and dance numbers that one might think dated, but are so delightful and so right-on.

There are also wonderful stand alone songs, "One Night in Bangkok" and "I Know Him So Well", both successful mainstream hits when released, and "Anthem" and "Pity the Child" are often performed at recitals and on solo albums. A great concept -- a chess game as a metaphor for life and politics is simply genius.

Event Date Friday, 06 May 2011
Event End Date Saturday, 14 May 2011
Synopsis

The delightful Noel Coward comedy, regarded as being semi-autobiographical, follows a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment. Amid a series of events, Garry must deal with interruptions from numerous women who want to seduce him, placate his long-suffering secretary, avoid his estranged wife, confront a crazed young playwright, and overcome his fear of his own approaching fortieth birthday and an impending midlife crisis.

Event Date Friday, 01 May 2009
Event End Date Saturday, 09 May 2009
Synopsis

Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side Doctor’s wife, is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she’s shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend.

Event Date Friday, 01 May 2009
Event End Date Saturday, 09 May 2009
Synopsis

By overwhelming demand we’re pleased to present another in our side splitting Musical Melodramas. Will the dastardly villain win this time? Will our heroin be rescued in the nick of time? Will our hero ride in to save the day? You can’t possible know unless you’re there!

Event Date Friday, 07 November 2008
Event End Date Saturday, 15 November 2008

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