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Come Play with Us!


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.

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Come Play With Us!

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Music By Marvin Laird

Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley

"Ruthless" is a hilarious musical that has been an off-broadway smash hit since premiering in 1992, and was a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winner.  This all-female production spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve.  It is the story of Tina, a precocious eight-year-old who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play, and will do anything to get the part, including murdering the leading lady!

Performance Dates

​Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30 (Half-Price Night)

Friday, July 21 @ 7:30

Saturday, July 22 @ 7:30

Sunday, July 23 @ 2:30

Monday, July 24 @ 7:30 (Pay As You Wish)

Thursday, July 27 @ 7:30

Friday, July 28 @ 7:30

Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30

Sunday, July 30 @ 2:30

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119-seat theater
60-100-seat cabaret space

The Studio
Rehearsal Room


Youth programs

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6105 42nd Ave N
Crystal, Hennepin County 55422





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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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