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and Björn Ulveus
musical direction by
Chess was nominated for four League of Cincinnati Theatres Awards. These included:
LCT panelists described Julian Decker’s portrayal of Anatoly Sergievsky as “layered and nuanced” and “engaging”. Aubrey Ireland as Florence Vassy was “compelling and interesting to watch”. Both actors provided “exceptional emotional focus and incredible vocals”. The ensemble was praised as “superb…it’s a strength of CCM to have supporting roles every bit as talented as the leads”. Overall the production was praised as “excellent…an outstanding production of a remarkable musical”.
Banner above: Aubrey Ireland as Florence.
Banner below: "The Arbiter's Song"