To create the Arvada Center's production, director Rod Lansberry took creative license to combine elements of both the Broadway and London versions for a reimagined version of the game's turn on stage. "He's taken the best of the two and melded them together in a way that is unique to this series," says Arvada Center spokeswoman Melanie Mayner. But he's left a big emphasis on dance, music and overriding chess metaphors: "The musical doesn't get produced that often, and that creativity is what makes it so interesting -- and so unexpected."
Chess, A Musical opens for previews tonight at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $35. The show's regular run is March 27 to April 15; tickets for those performances are $58 to $72. For more information, call 720-898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Starts: March 23. Continues through April 15, 2012