Bravo Theatre Company is looking for strong singers, actors, and dancers for the August 9-11 production of CHESS - Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus - Lyrics by Tim Rice. All roles are open. All races/ethnicities will be considered for all roles.
Monday, April 22 7-10
Wednesday, April 24 7-10
Sunday, April 28 6-10
Starting May 19 - Mondays 7-10pm, Wednesdays 7-10pm, Sundays 2-6pm
Tech starts Sunday, Aug 4
Run is 3 performances - Aug 9-11, Fri and Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
*no Sat matinee scheduled, but could potentially be added
FLORENCE - F - Strong belt voice (to E). 30-40. Born in Hungary; has been brought up in America since 1956. She is clever, theatrical, touching, vivacious, volatile. Freddie’s chess “second” and lover.
FREDDIE - M - Rock tenor (to C). 30-40. An American chess champion. A cross between
Bobby Fisher and John McEnroe. Arrogant and temperamental, but a genius; his chess playing
revolutionary. We need to see his artistry along with his danger and his obsessiveness.
ANATOLY - M - Baritone (to G sharp). 30-45. A Russian chess champion. Unexpectedly
charming. He doesn't seem a romantic hero at first, but becomes one through his personality. An intelligent, feeling, passionate man.
MOLOKOV - M or F Alto or Bass (down to F sharp). 30-60. Not a fake, comic, stage Russian. Intellectually formidable. Anatoly’s chess “second.”
SVETLANA - F - strong belt voice. 30-45. Anatoly’s wife. Domestic, wholesome.
WALTER - M - Bass-Baritone (down to G sharp). Fifties. Head of the Americal delegation. A marketing agent. Seemingly respectable, substantial, trustworthy.
ARBITER - M or F - rock high “baritone” (up to A). Thirty to early forties. International businessperson. Smooth, but with a quick temper. Strong stage presence, commanding.
ENSEMBLE - F & M - CITIZENS OF MERANO, REPORTERS, DELEGATES, CIVIL SERVANTS and various other roles
CHOIR - F & M (in addition to the Ensemble) - All voice parts . 15-99+. No acting experience needed. Choir will be treated as part of the orchestra. Rehearsals for this are limited (some Sundays 7-9:30), but singers must be available for all of tech and all performances.
Bravo Theatre Company is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and a volunteer based community theatre, which is committed to producing professional level productions with local performers. All on stage positions are volunteer and cast members are expected to participate in multiple aspects of the production.