Shellharbour's Roo Theatre stages Chess the Musical

YOUR MOVE: Danny Benn and Scott Bowcher star in Chess the Musical, showing at the Roo Theatre in Shellharbour until Saturday, February 25.

YOUR MOVE: Danny Benn and Scott Bowcher star in Chess the Musical, showing at the Roo Theatre in Shellharbour until Saturday, February 25.

The Roo Theatre has made its first move in celebrating 30 years with Chess the Musical.

The production staged in concert style and led by a seasoned cast of local talent, and supported by a 45-piece choir from The Southern Lights Vocal Academy, runs until Saturday, February 25.

Chess also features a 25-piece orchestra under the baton of musical director Ryley Gillen. Staging a production of this timeless classic has always been a dream for director Ron Seymour.

‘’The first time I ever saw a production of Chess it straight away became part of my bucket list and I knew I had to be a part of it somehow, and here I am many years later bringing my dream to the stage,’’ he said.

‘’Chess has not been staged locally for over 20 years and I think it is a great opportunity to introduce such an amazing show to a brand-new audience.’’

Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War, with the main characters involved in a love triangle.

Southern Lights Vocal Academy owner and singing teacher Danny Benn plays the role of the Russian.

Well-known Shoalhaven actor and singer Scott Bowcher is the American. Recent Roo Theatre Performing Arts School graduate Tylah Heany as Florence Vassy, completes the love triangle.

Tickets cost $25/$30. To book call 4297 2891 or visit roo-theatre.com.au

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