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A performing arts venue in Crystal, Minnesota.  We are home to Theatre Elision, but also to many other theater companies and performers.  A showcase of local talent and an arts educational resource for youth and adults.

See a show!  Rent the space!  

Support the arts in your local community!!

Come Play With Us!

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS

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Half-Baked Cabaret
Monday, August 15th @ 7:30 pm

One night only - come to the Playhouse to hear Twin Cities vocalists share some of the work they have been developing!  You will see some familiar faces from the Theatre Elision stage as well as some new local singers!  Bar and doors open at 6:30.  This will be held in our cabaret space.  All admissions are "Pay What You Can" with proceeds paying the artists for sharing their talent with us.  Click the button below to purchase your admission in advance.

Graceful Monsters Educational Theater Collective Presents:

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August 17th at 7:00 pm

August 18th at 7:00 pm

August 19th at 1:00 pm

Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good!

Tickets - $10.00

90 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission

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SOLACE

Presented by the Artist Citizens Ensemble

Saturday, August 20th @ 2:30 and 7:30 pm

Tickets $15.00

An immersive experience utilizing multiple art forms…

join us to embrace comfort and cultivate safety together as artists, audiences, and community. 

Solace is presented by the pioneer cohort of the Artist Citizen Ensemble. These amazing young artists have produced every aspect of this experience; thank you for supporting the next generation of artist citizens!

COVID POLICY: Masks are required for all patrons, regardless of vaccine status. Anyone with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 is encouraged to remain at home.  Thank you for helping to cultivate a safe space for all!

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COMEDY SPORTZ

Returning to the Playhouse

Saturday, August 27th

7:30 pm

ComedySportz is improvised comedy played like a sport!

Two teams of actors create short games and scenes, based on audience suggestions, to earn points and laughs!

DOORS AND BAR OPEN AT 6:30!

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Thursday, September 1 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, September 2 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 3 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday, September 3 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets $12.00

An original gospel hip hopera about an average guy named Joe that goes through challenges in his life. When he comes to a crossroad about his decisions we travel inside of his mind. There, we see two sides (Light and Dark) musically battle it out to sway the outcome and the fate of Joe’s well-being. 

 

Doors and cash bar/food service open at 5:00 pm for Thursday and Friday evening performances.

There will be a post-show reception with cash bar/food service after Saturday's matinee.

Doors and cash bar/food service open at 5:00 pm for Saturday evenings performance.

 

Runtime is approximately 90 minutes.

Masks will be required in the Playhouse unless actively eating or drinking.

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All shows start at 7:30 pm.  Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm.

Face masks are required while in the Playhouse except with actively drinking

More information @ www.theatreelision.com

Theatre Elision Presents:

Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet

Ghost Quartet is a song cycle about love, death and whiskey from Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated creator of the Broadway hit “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”  A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.  The story draws from several fairy tales and "ghost stories", including Snow White and Rose Red, Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, and One Thousand and One Nights (commonly known as Arabian Nights). Cast members present the story and music as a "concept album" and accompany themselves on keyboard, ukulele, guitar, mandolin, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer and 9,000 percussion instruments.  

Wednesday, September 28

Thursday, September 29

Friday, September 30

Saturday, October 1

Monday, October 3 - PAY WHAT YOU WISH

Wednesday, October 5

Thursday, October 6

Friday, October 7

Saturday, October 8

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Friday, October 14th @ 7:00 pm

Coming to the Elison Playhouse on October 14th, from Ottawa Canada, the HOROJO Trio! This soul rockin’ rhythm and blues trio consists of guitarist JW-Jones of the JW-Jones Blues Band, teamed up with drummer Jamie Holmes and keyboardist Jeff Rogers. They are on an album release tour of America promoting their new album Set The Record that was released on April 1, 2022.

General Admission $25.00

Neighbor Discount $20.00

(for residents of Crystal, Robbinsdale and New Hope)

Reserve an on-stage table for 4 for only $100

Bar and doors open at 6pm.  Show starts at 7pm 

Stick around after the show for a meet and greet, pick up the album and a T-shirt and have the band autograph items.

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COMEDY SPORTZ

Returning to the Playhouse

Saturday, October 15th

7:30 pm

ComedySportz is improvised comedy played like a sport!

Two teams of actors create short games and scenes, based on audience suggestions, to earn points and laughs!

DOORS AND BAR OPEN AT 6:30!

Classical Actors Ensemble Presents:
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COMEDY SPORTZ

Returning to the Playhouse

Saturday, November 26th

7:30 pm

ComedySportz is improvised comedy played like a sport!

Two teams of actors create short games and scenes, based on audience suggestions, to earn points and laughs!

DOORS AND BAR OPEN AT 6:30!

 

119-seat theater
60-100-seat cabaret space

The Studio
Rehearsal Room

 

Youth programs

 

CONTACT US

6105 42nd Ave N
Crystal, Hennepin County 55422
USA

Email:

info@elisionplayhouse.com

Telephone:

(612)-662-6105

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Parking information:  Elision Playhouse has a free adjacent parking lot.  If that is full, there is also street parking along Brunswick Avenue (east of the building) behind the back entrance of our parking lot. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN ANY OF THE RED SHADED AREAS. The small lot as you enter is reserved for Keng's Restaurant.  There is NO parking between 42nd Avenue and our back driveway, but it is fine to park beyond that. The Brunswick United Methodist Church has also graciously offered the use of their parking lot behind the church for overflow parking. Other nearby street parking is also available. Thanks to Terrence Joyce for the great map below!

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