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Chess The Musical announce star-studded Australian cast

Some of your favourite Aussie voices are in the mix!

We were already excited for the upcoming Australian performances of Chess The Musical, and now that we know who’ll be bringing the production to life we absolutely cannot wait.

Featuring the iconic music from ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the worldwide stage hit will be performed as a semi-stage concert-style production – so you know some huge voices will be needed to get the job done.

And on that front, they have well and truly delivered.

Chess The Musical 2021 Australian Show Dates:

New shows on sale Tuesday 9 February @ 9am (local)

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Logie-nominated actress, ARIA-award winning, platinum-selling artist, and recent star of Chicago Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Grease, Rent, Love, Loss, and What I Wore) leads the way.

She’ll be joined by Aria-chart topping vocal powerhouse Paulini (The Bodyguard, Saturday Night Fever, Hair), New York Metropolitan Opera singer Alexander Lewis (West Side Story for Handa Opera, The Merry Widow, Ragtime), and musician and musical theatre favourite Rob Mills (Wicked, Ghost, Grease).

But wait, there’s more. The announcement is completed by The Voice 2020 semi-finalist Mark Furze (Home and Away, Underbelly, It Takes Two), opera singer Eddie Muliaumaseali’i (Show Boat, Das RhinegoldOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and musical theatre all-rounder Brittanie Shipway (The Voice, Big Fish, The Sapphires).

The incredible cast will be backed by 25 professional musicians from Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Set against the background of the Cold War in the early ’80s, Chess The Musical tells the story of a complex love triangle combined with dramatic political intrigue, where Soviet and American forces attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political gains.

It first premiered to glowing reviews in London’s West End in 1986, running for three years.

Chess The Musical will open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre this April before heading to Perth Concert Hall in June. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.