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Our 14th Season (2011-2012)

Our 14th Season

The Woman in BlackThe Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill, directed by Benjamin Kutschied - October 7-23, 2011
Arthur Kipps has a story to tell - a story that has tormented him for decades. Join him on a journey to the past and find yourself drawn alongside Arthur into a tale of mystery, intrigue, and terror as he tries to unravel the twisted history of a remote village in this mesmerizing play based on the novel by Susan Hill. Two actors bring a multitude of characters to life in an unforgettable demonstration of the limitlessness of imagination and the power of abject fear. The Woman in Black is a classic horror story that has been terrifying audiences in London for more than 20 years, and will soon be released as a major motion picture.

We Gather TogetherWe Gather Together, by Vicki Riba Koestler, directed by Scott Gilbert - November 11-20, 2011 - WORLD PREMIERE!
Thanksgiving is coming, and Cele and Alicia have no idea what chaos it will bring into their lives! These two sisters, who couldn't be more different, have lived together and depended on each other for more than fifty years. They know everything there is to know about each other - or do they? Their comfortable routine is upended when they meet Jennifer, a local college student, and David, who lives across the street. When these four characters cross each others' paths, nothing will ever be the same. This cranky, charming comedy, in which elaborate deceptions, surprising revelations, and key lime pie all play prominent roles, was one of the winners of Chameleon's New Play Contest in 2010!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, directed by Garrick Dietze - December 2-18, 2011
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy about six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, all of whom learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The unlikeliest of hit musicals, this Tony Award-winning tale of overachievement and angst will have you rooting for the unlikeliest of heroes: A quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Almost, MaineAlmost, Maine, by John Cariani, directed by Mishia Burns Edwards - February 24-March 11, 2012
Eight magical journeys take place against the dazzling backdrop of a cold, clear night under the Aurora Borealis in the mythical and remote town of Almost, Maine. Follow the residents and visitors of this small town as they fall in and out of love in unexpected, surprising and honest ways. "The people of Almost, Maine are honest and true. They are not cynical. They are smart. They wonder about things." Love is discovered; hearts are broken and knees are bruised. But, the bruises heal and sometimes the hearts mend,—almost—,in this "delightful mid-winter night's dream."

True LoveTrue Love, by Charles Mee, directed by Barbe Marshall - April 13-29, 2012
A gritty, innovative play based on Euripides' Hippolytus and Racine's Phaedra—radically reconstructed and placed in Burnsville's Trailer Park world. A world in which Phaedra can't resist sleeping with her stepson and Theseus is a distracted businessman. It is a world in which a garage band stands in for a Greek chorus and townspeople sit around the gas station talking about the extraordinary relationships they have had and the many unconventional ways that "true love" determines the course of our lives. (Suggested for Mature Audiences)

A Chorus LineA Chorus Line, by Edward Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, directed by Cristopher Tibbetts - June 1-17, 2012
A Chorus Line, winner of multiple Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, is a celebration of song and dance, performers and performance. You can have a front row seat at the final grueling audition for a new Broadway musical as the director puts the dancers through a challenging audition and asks them to share something about themselves and their journey as performers. Memorable musical numbers include "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "What I Did for Love," "One (Singular Sensation)," and "I Hope I Get It." It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama that you won't want to miss!

General Admission tickets for individual performances are $20/Adults and $17/Students, Seniors 55+ and groups of 8 or more. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Box Office, via Ticketmaster by calling 800-982-2787 or through Ticketmaster.com.