Facebook Twitter YouTube

Ruthless Wonder of the World Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Simpatico Mom! A New Musical Twelfth Night  

The Chameleon Theatre Circle's New Play Contest

The Chameleon Theatre Circle is seeking original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcomed (i.e. one-acts, musicals, full length dramas, etc.). The winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September 2014. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for the 2015-2016 season by the Season Planning Committee. The submission deadline is April 30, 2014.

Click here for full information on the New Play Contest.

Our performance space gets a new name!

The Chameleon Theatre Circle has been performing at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center's Black Box theatre since the building opened in January 2009. In March, 2014, the building was renamed the Ames Center. The building remains the same, it's just a new name. Find out more about the Ames Center by clicking here.

Coming in April

Mom! A New MusicalMom! A New Musical, book by Judy Freed, music and additional lyrics by Sari Miller, lyrics by Randi Wolfe, directed by Bradley Donaldson - April 25 - May 11, 2014
Mom! celebrates the twists and turns, delights and dilemmas, rewards and regrets of parenting. From trying to reason with a toddler having a tantrum to panicking at the prospect of a parent-teacher conference; from staving off unwanted child-rearing advice to struggling to accept the choices of grown children; from trying to rekindle marital passion to trying to shield kids from the heartbreak of divorce, this musical celebrates the humor and the terror of parenting.

Click here for full details!

Wrapping up our 16th Season

Twelfth NightTwelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Kathy Welch and Avian Jangula - May 30 - June 14, 2014
The Chameleon Theatre Circle is teaming up with Green T Productions to meld Shakespeare’s irresistible romantic comedy with the visual and movement styles of the Japanese Kabuki tradition! In the kingdom of Illyria, love is turning everyone's life upside down, from the regal Duke and haughty Countess to their most lowly servants. A shipwreck, disguises, intercepted messages, and questionable fashion choices all play a part in the chaos that drives one of the most beloved comedies of all time.


The Chameleon Theatre Circle is proud to announce our 17th Season, running from September 2014 through June 2015. All performances take place at the Ames Center in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Blood Brothers
Book, Music and Lyrics by Willy Russell
Directed by Garrick Dietze
September 26 - October 12, 2014

Raised on opposite ends of the social spectrum in Thatcher-era England, best friends Eddie and Mickey have no idea that they are actually twins, and that their desperate mother may have doomed their lives to bitter tragedy. Did her choices set in motion a destiny they are all powerless to prevent? This celebrated musical by Willy Russell (author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine), ran continuously in London's West End for over 24 years!

Double Feature:

The Antichrist Cometh (World Premiere)
by David MacGregor
Directed by Scott Gilbert
Brilliant Traces
by Cindy Lou Johnson
Directed by Mishia Burns Edwards November 7 - 23, 2014

Join Chameleon for a wild Double Feature that explores the literal and figurative demons within us! In The Antichrist Cometh, John and Leah's dinner plans get an unexpected hiccup when John discovers he may be humanity's fated Antichrist. In Brilliant Traces, Rosannah, a runaway bride, stumbles into the remote cabin of Henry, an Alaskan hermit. Are these two lost souls destined to help each other, or to push each other over sanity's edge?
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Hannah Steblay
December 5 - 21, 2014

Santa's famous list has the final word on who's good and who's bad, and determines the fate of children all over the world. So, what would you do if your name suddenly went missing from the list? A mouse named Amos, an elf named Calliope, and a determined little girl named Emily set off on Christmas Eve to retake control of their destinies and solve a crisis at the North Pole in this wry and adventurous holiday romp from the author of Lend Me a Tenor!
Veronica's Room
by Ira Levin
Directed by Emily Gill
February 20 - March 8, 2015

Do you control your fate? Your mind? Your identity? In this psychological thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby, Susan takes on a dead woman's identity, convinced she's performing an act of mercy. But she soon discovers that reality is unreliable and that secrets, madness, and terror lie underneath the surface comforts of Veronica's Room!
Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Jim Vogel and Bradley Donaldson, assisted by Meagan Kedrowski
April 10 - 26, 2015

If you strip away the myth from the man, can you see where we all soon will be? In Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's milestone musical, the destinies and struggles of Judas, Jesus, and the disciples collide as they try to make sense of their paths in life and grapple with the outcomes of their choices. Delve into one of the greatest stories of all time with The Chameleon Theatre Circle, and experience it as you never have before!
Betty's Summer Vacation
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Andrew Troth
May 29 - June 7, 2015

Ah, the joys of summer: Warm breezes, the beach, playing charades with the roommate who just might be a serial killer... and the crazy landlady who invites a seedy stranger over for dinner... not to mention the mysterious laughing voices in the ceiling! What twist of fate brought a nice girl like Betty into this house full of insanity? Is it all uproariously funny or unbearably horrible? You decide!

More details and season ticket details will be available as the season draws closer.


General admission tickets for individual performances for Season 16 are $20 ($17 for seniors, students, Fringe Button holders, and groups of 8 or more).

Purchase in person at the Ames Center Box Office (12600 Nicollet Avenue South, Burnsville, Minnesota), or by calling the Ames Center Box Office at 952-895-4680, or through Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. Ticket prices include facility fees. Additional service charges and handling fees may apply.

Become a Member of The Chameleon Theatre Circle

Support The Chameleon Theatre Circle as we continue to create passionate, engaging theatre south of the river, that is artistically excellent and challenging to artists and audiences alike. By becoming a member of The Chameleon Theatre Circle, you are helping us support our mission by allowing us to produce progressive theater from an artistic viewpoint while maintaining low ticket prices in an accessible space. Yearly memberships start at just $25.Click here for more information.