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The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 17th Annual New Play Contest

The Chameleon Theatre Circle (located in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota) is seeking original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcomed (e.g. one-acts, musicals, full length dramas, etc.). The winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in November 2016. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for the 2017/2018 season by the Season Planning Committee.

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by William Shakespeare
Directed by David Coral
June 3-12, 2016
Imagine you are offered a glance at your own future. Suppose you see a version of yourself you never dared imagine, achieving goals you never even knew you desired. Now return to the present: Are you still the same person you were before you saw this vision of your own potential? Macbeth. . . is not. Shakespeare's chilling portrait of the effects of temptation, ambition, and betrayal is one of the most compelling tragedies ever written. Something wicked is coming to the Black Box to close out The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 18th season!

The Chameleon Theatre Circle announces its 19th season, launching in September with Avenue Q!

The Chameleon Theatre Circle is proud to announce its upcoming season of six productions (plus two special events!) in the Black Box Theatre at the Ames Center, beginning with the groundbreaking puppetry musical for adults, Avenue Q!

Later in the season, Chameleon will thrill audiences with Side Show, the award-winning musical about conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton! In between these two amazing musicals will be co-production (with Theatre Uncorked) of Edward Albee's quintessential modern drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Jeffrey Hatcher's updated version of the classic thriller Wait Until Dark, and Patrick Barlow's madcap stage adaptation of The 39 Steps. Closing out the season is Tom Stoppard's complex and fascinating Arcadia!

In addition to the regular season, Chameleon will produce its 17th Annual New Play Festival in November, and will present its third production of a former New Play Festival audience favorite, Mom! The Musical, just in time for Mother's Day!

Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Smart; Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Richard William Kopf
September 23 - October 16, 2016

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
by Edward Albee
Co-Produced with Theatre Uncorked
Directed by Joe Hendren
November 4-20, 2016

Wait Until Dark
By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Ben Layne
December 2 - 18, 2016

The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Kimberly Miller
February 10 - 26, 2017

Side Show
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell; Music by Henry Krieger
Directed by Avian Jangula
March 31 - April 23, 2017

by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Duck Washington
June 2-11, 2017

And Don't Miss These Two Incredible Special Events!
The 17th Annual New Play Contest
November 5, 2016

Mom! The Musical
Book by Judy Freed; Music and Additional Lyrics by Sari Miller; Lyrics by Randi Wolfe
Directed by Bradley Donaldson
May 11-14, 2017

Season Tickets will be available soon! Patrons can see six shows for the price of five by purchasing a Season Ticket for just $110! Season Tickets may be purchased at the Ames Center box office or by calling 952-895-4680. Individual tickets will go on sale later in the year for $22 for adults; $19 for students, seniors, Fringe Button holders, and groups of 8-19; $16 for groups of 20 or more. Tickets will be available at the box office and through Ticketmaster online or at 1-800-982-2787 (additional service fees may apply).


Tickets for each production are $22 for adults; $19 for students, seniors, Fringe Button holders, and groups of 8-19; $16 for groups of 20 or more. Tickets will be available at the Ames Center box office and through Ticketmaster online or at 1-800-982-2787 (additional service fees may apply). All prices include a $2 facility fee, required by the Ames Center.

Purchase in person at the Ames Center Box Office at 12600 Nicollet Avenue South, Burnsville, Minnesota, or by calling the Ames Box Office at 952-895-4680. 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.