Imagine Peter and the Wolf on a virtual chessboard. Or the final game in The Queen’s Gambit set to music. That’s MAGICAL MOVES, an educational piece of musical theatre that teaches children of all ages under 100 about music, chess and life. Its melodies dramatize the magical moves and thoughts of the players in the 2019 World Championship game in Chess960, Bobby Fischer’s new type of chess that fosters creativity rather than memorization. In a grand finale march, MAGICAL MOVES celebrates the victory of a modest and charming Filipino-American, Wesley So, over the World Champion Magnus Carlsen, the highest ranked player in the history of chess. Its take-home message is: The brave mind of an underdog can produce magical moves that win in chess and life.