A concert version of the musical CHESS written by Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus will be taken on a major arena tour of Sweden next year.
The tour kicks off on 10 April at Globen in Stockholm, and then moves on to Karlstad, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Malmö, Västerås, Växjö and Linköping.
The original CHESS conductor and arranger Anders Eljas will once again lead the cast, ensemble, choir and orchestra.
Anders said: “Chess“ is a work that has meant so much to me, it will always be close to my heart. Every time we meet, Björn, Benny and I, we can always find something that requires a new twist, a new interpretation, a new tone. Everything can always be a little better.”
Gunilla Backman will play the part of Florence, Philip Jalmelid is to play The Russian, Svetlana is to be played by Sarah Dawn Finer, Anders Glenmark will perform The American, and Molokov is to be played by Johan Schinkler.
The music is performed by the Stockholm Concert Orchestra supported by the Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör.
Most of the 2015 concert cast are made up of the Dalhalla CHESS in Concert cast, with the exception of Anders Glenmark who plays The American this time around instead of Anders Ekborg. Anders Glenmark is of course, no stranger to CHESS having played The American in the concerts of the 1990s as well as featuring on the Original Concept Album.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday 5 December 2014).
- 10 April – Stockholm, Globen at 19:30
- 11 April – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena at 19:30
- 17 April – Göteborg, Scandinavium at 19:30
- 18 April – Helsingborg, Helsingsborg Arena at 19:30
- 19 April – Malmö, Malmö Arena at 15:00
- 24 April – Västerås, ABB Arena at 19:30
- 25 April – Växjö, Vida Arena at 19:30
- 26 April – Linköping, Saab Arena at 18:00