MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center present…


Book by Richard Nelson

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

Directed by Jennifer Werner

Musical Directed by Joshua Stephen Kartes

Inaugural IMAGEN Event!

From the composers of Mamma Mia! and ABBA fame, and the lyricist of The Lion King and Jesus Christ Superstar. 

The two greatest chess masters – one American, one Russian – compete to be the best in the world. But their greatest contest is for the love of the same woman. 

In a flurry of intrigue and international conspiracies, American Freddie Trumper and Russian Anatoly Sergievsky fight to take the queen in a romantic triangle amidst the heightened passions of the Cold War.  

This Tony-nominated cult rock musical explores love, loss and betrayal, and features the hit “One Night in Bangkok,” along with songs “Heaven Help My Heart” and “I Know Him So Well,” “Pity the Child” and “Nobody’s Side.”


The Pasant Theatre

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30pm

This exciting inaugural IMAGEN staged concert event will showcase Broadway stars, local high school students and MSU Musical Theatre and Dance students in performance on the same stage as part of a new Musical Theatre Immersion Program at MSU, a new collaborative venture with the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre.