(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) — Surflight Theatre, New Jersey’s “Broadway on the Seashore,” is presenting a reimagined Chess, the Musical this August. Utilizing the English model of the script and rating, this musical set throughout the Chilly-Struggle entails a politically heated chess event between two grandmasters: an American and a Soviet. Performances run from August twenty third by means of September 4th. Photographer John Posada was readily available to take photographs.
Tim Rice, who wrote the guide and the lyrics for Chess, is considered one of seventeen artists to have gained an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony within the US and is finest identified for his collaborations with Andrew Llyod Webber, with whom he wrote Jesus Christ Celebrity, Evita, and Joseph and the Superb Technicolor Dreamcoat. ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus collaborated with Rice on this musical. Chess began as an idea album that rapidly gained notoriety, inserting seventh in a BBC Radio 2 listener ballot of the UK’s “Quantity One Important Musicals,” with songs like “One Night time in Bangkok,” “Embassy Lament,” and “Endgame.”
Elizabeth Lucas directs Surflight’s Chess. Favourite stage directing credit of hers embrace 9, Kiss Of The Spider Lady and the Marta Kauffman/David Crane/Michael Skloff-written Rapunzel. Lucas is at the moment launching the brand new firm Free Vary People, producing story-driven immersive leisure, from website particular theatre to digital actuality. Elizabeth Troxler choreographs Surflight’s Chess. Troxler has served because the director and choreographer of this season’s Legally Blonde at Surflight. She has additionally choreographed Surflight’s Matilda and Vivid Star. The artistic workforce additionally consists of Musical Course by Nick Guerrero, Costume Design by Kaitlynn Farnham, Sound Design by Ian Wehrle, and Lighting Design by Anthony Marinaro. This manufacturing is made attainable below the management of Inventive Director Steve Steiner.
Surflight’s solid of Chess consists of acquainted and new faces alike. Steve Steiner, Surflight’s Producing Inventive Director, joins the solid as Alexander Molokov, the villainous KGB agent and metaphorical chessmaster. Steve Steiner has appeared in 3 Broadway productions (Buddy Holly…The Buddy Holly Story, Something Goes 1987 revival, and State Honest), 3 Off-Broadway (Annie Warbucks, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Honky Tonk Freeway), 4 nationwide excursions and dozens of regional productions. Steve Steiner has additionally directed 4 nationwide excursions, 8 main on line casino productions, greater than 50 regional productions throughout 17 states, and he’s the proud recipient of The Cultural Entry Process Pressure’s Innovator Award for his ahead pondering and hiring practices for artists with disabilities.
Within the chess event between two grandmasters, Danny Crowe performs the American participant Frederick Trumper, and Noah Lyon performs the Russian participant Anatoly Sergievsky. Crowe’s current credit embrace Winston in 1984 at The Circuit Playhouse and Robert in The Bridges of Madison County on the Texas Shakespeare Competition. Lyon has joined us on the Surflight stage this summer time as Henri Baurel in An American in Paris and Warner in Legally Blonde, and he has additionally appeared in The Addams Household and Escape to Margaritaville. Christa Steiner, who most lately joined us on the Surflight stage as Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde, portrays Florence Vassy, Freddie’s chess second and Anatoly’s lover. Christa Steiner’s different previous Surflight credit embrace Julia Sullivan in The Wedding ceremony Singer and Narrator in Joseph and the Superb Technicolor Dreamcoat, amongst others.
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The remainder of the solid consists of Mike Brennan (additionally seen in Escape to Margaritaville, Legally Blonde, The Addams Household, and An American in Paris) as Walter De Courcey, Austin Jacobs (additionally seen in Escape to Margaritaville, Legally Blonde, The Addams Household, and An American in Paris) as Arbiter and Sophia Swannell (additionally seen in Legally Blonde, The Addams Household, An American in Paris) as Svetlana. Surflight’s Chess ensemble consists of members of the 2022 resident solid: Bridget Bailey, Emma Grace Bailey, Jake Bartley, Rhagan Carter, Jacob Lill, Hector Molina, Filip Przybycien, Katie Van Horn.
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Performances are August 23-28, August 30-31, September 1-4. All performances are at 8:00pm. There’s additionally a 2:00pm matinee on August 25, 28, 30 and September 4th.
Tickets: Adults- $41.00; Kids 12 and Below- $31.00. To buy tickets; go to www.surflight.org, or name (609) 492-9477.
Surflight Theatre is situated at 201 Engleside Avenue in Seashore Haven, New Jersey. The mission of Surflight Theatre is to offer prime quality skilled dwell theatre to the vacationers of Lengthy Seashore Island and the residents of Southern New Jersey, whereas offering coaching to younger theatre performers and technicians. Our objective is to have interaction, entertain and foster appreciation of dwell theatre for adults, teenagers and youngsters and function a neighborhood useful resource. Our Mainstage employs professionals and early profession artists for Broadway type productions 7 months of the 12 months. Our Kids’s Theatre supplies leisure for ages 2-10 to advertise a lifelong curiosity within the performing arts. Our instructional program consists of Surflight To-Go, a touring academic theatre firm.
John Posada is a New Jersey based mostly photographer specializing in dwell theatre and music performances. For greater than 10 years, John has photographed dwell music occasions the place he mastered the strategies of timing and capturing fast paced motion below difficult lighting circumstances to seize that good second that tells a narrative in a single picture. At present, John has photographed productions for over 22 totally different theatres. Click on right here for John’s web site.