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Season 7
June 2004 - June 2005
Season Seven for The Chameleon Theatre Circle was the first of two seasons in which the company was "split" into two seperate companies: The Chameleon Theatre Circle (aka. "Projects") and Chameleon's Community Theatre. Season Nine will see the two companies combine again.

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents:
Death Penalty Puppetry

At The Loring Playhouse
~ Minnesota Fringe Festival • August 6–15, 2004 ~
Created & Written by The Company
Conceived & Directed by G.J. Clayburn

Finally, two topics that have divided the nation collide before our eyes: the death penalty and puppetry.

It all starts innocently enough. A puppet and his human sidekick enter a convenience store for a newspaper, fig newtons and — oh yeah — all of the money in the safe.

Through a series of scenes and vignettes, the topic unfolds as only puppets can examine it — with hilarity, sensitivity and heart-felt performances.

This is Chameleon's first venture into company-created work. This is also the company's first dive into puppet-filled waters. Will they sink or swim? Come find out!

Songs For A New World
In the Summer of 2004, The Chameleon Theatre Circle began workshopping Jason Robert Brown's musical Songs For A New World. Because of performer schedules in the desired performance time of year, there were no public performances of Songs For A New World.
By Stephen Sondheim, Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove
Directed by Brad Donaldson
October 28-November 13, 2004

"Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!" Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written - the perfect escape from life's troubles. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.

Saturday, November 20, 2004
Benchwarmer Bob's

A World Premiere!

Snowflake's Story
In Search of the Fabled Land of New Jersey
by Nikki Harmon
Winner At MACTFest, 2005:
Best of Festival - MACT 2005
Outstanding Achievement in Acting
Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting
Outstanding Achievement in Directing
Outstanding Achievement in Movement
Saturday, May 7 at 1:15pm at Region V AACTFest in Aberdeen, SD
April 16 in Albert Lea, Minnesota as part of MACTFest
April 9, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. and April 10, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Jan 14-29, 2005

A dove, a rat and a dog seek for the majestic (and fictional?) land of New Jersey in this touching story that is suitable for the entire family. Bring the kids to the auditions or the performances in Chameleon's first venture into theatre-for-youth.

Snowflake's Story also was our entry to the 2005 MACT*Fest in April. Visit our Forum for more information!

The Odd Couple
(Male & Female Versions)
by Neil Simon
April 29 - May 21, 2005
Male Version
Felix and Oscar of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple go together like oil and water in this famous 1960s play about friends who become roommates and drive each other crazy. In 2005 are Oscar and Felix more than just best friends?
Female Version
Can anal-retentive neatnik Florence Unger, estranged from her husband after he kicked her out of the house, and the slovenly and slothful divorcee Olive Madison live cohesively in the same apartment?

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