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