The latest play from the Chameleon Theatre Circle is a wedding story that puts the emphasis on the bridesmaids.

"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Alan Ball ("American Beauty," "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood"), opened Friday and runs through May 18.

In the play, five bridesmaids seek refuge from a lavish wedding reception that none of them can stand. What follows is a turbulent mix of personalities and attitudes, leading to moments of comedy and drama.

Chameleon's production is directed by Mishia Burns Edwards and stars Trish Fike, Kacie Galyon, Tom Goerger, Elana Gravitz, Anna Olson and Lindsay Yach.

Remaining shows are at 2 p.m. today and May 19 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and May 13, 17 and 18. The May 13 show will be "pay what you can" night, in which audience members can set their own price, and that evening's show will be followed by a discussion with the cast and crew.

The shows are at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center's Black Box Theatre, 12600 Nicollet Av. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.


Re-enactors help mark WWII weekend

Dakota City Heritage Village will hold its 4th Annual Armed Forces Day WWII Weekend on May 18-19, with more than 30 groups performing re-enactments.

The re-enactors will represent American, British, Russian, Canadian, Irish Guard, Japanese and German military units from divisions including infantry, airborne, aviation, medical, engineering, reconnaissance, signal photo, military police and other units.

Demonstrations, displays and activities will include army camps, life on the home front, civilian life, weapons demonstrations, a European Theater mock battle and a military swap meet.

Admission will be $5 for those who bring a nonperishable food item and $7 without a food donation. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dakota City is at 4008 220th St. W. on the Dakota County Fairgrounds. For more, call 612-432-2231 or see


Youth Choirs will perform tonight

The Northfield Youth Choirs will present "Sing!" at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Olaf College's Boe Memorial Chapel. All are welcome to attend the concert for a freewill donation.

The choirs are conducted by Elizabeth Shepley, Mari Espeland, Kyle Eastman, Ann Kay and Jordan Boucher.

Founded in 1986, they include singers in second to 12th grades with weekly rehearsals with nationally renowned directors and music educators, twice-yearly retreats, performances and tours.


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