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Pictured above: Blaine Krauss, Aubrey Ireland, Max Clayton, Christine Cornish Smith, Julian Decker, Greg Kamp and members of the company.


Production Photographs by Mark Lyons







music by
Benny Andersson
and Björn Ulveus
lyrics by
Tim Rice

directed by
Aubrey Berg

musical direction by
Steve Goers

choreography by
Diane Lala

Chess was nominated for four League of Cincinnati Theatres Awards. These included:

Outstanding Production

Outstanding Ensemble

Lead Actor
Julian Decker

Lead Actress
Aubrey Ireland


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"