Our 16th Season (2013-2014)
Our 16th Season
Ruthless! the Musical, book and lyrics by Joal Paley, music by Marvin Laird, directed by Mishia Burns Edwards - October 4-13, 2013
Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was "born to entertain," and she will stop at nothing to fulfill that destiny! No one can stand in Tina's way - not her mother, her agent, a theatre critic, or an investigative reporter, and most especially not her rival for the lead in the school play. The twists and turns never stop in this outrageous, uproarious, and hilarious musical.
Wonder of the World, by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Crystal G. Schneider - November 1 - 17, 2013
A shocking discovery compels Cass to abandon her marriage and her comfortable, predictable lifestyle, sending her on a surprise-filled odyssey in search of a new life and all the experiences she thinks have passed her by. On her way to a fresh start, she encounters one bizarre character after another in this fast-paced, desperately funny play by the author of Rabbit Hole and Fuddy Meers.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, directed by Garrick Dietze - December 7 - 22, 2013
The ultimate story of man's inhumanity to man, the tale of Sweeney Todd has been sending a delicious shiver down people's spines for over 150 years. A timeless fable of injustice, revenge, and unintended consequences, its themes still ring as true today as they did in the slums of Victorian London. Now The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents an intimate, modern production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's award-winning musical. Outrageous characters, bottomless depravity, and unforgettable music abound in this chilling, mesmerizing, darkly humorous show.
Simpatico, by Sam Shepard, directed by Matthew Greseth - February 21 - March 9, 2014
Carter believes all his mistakes are behind him and thinks he has everything under control. But the past never stays completely buried, and a desperate phone call from an old associate starts to unravel the carefully-woven web of Carter's life. Secrets, betrayals, and hidden identities are revealed, roles are reversed, and old scores are settled. Dangerous people are everywhere in this noir-style drama by one of America's foremost modern playwrights.
Mom! 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.
Twelfth 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.
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.