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Come Play with Us!


A new 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!



They're Back!

Comedy Sportz Twin Cities returns to the Playhouse on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 pm.  

If you've been to a show you know how fun this is -- and you'll want to come back.  If you missed it . . .  well, don't miss it again!

Shooting Starz Productions presents:

High School Musical

Shooting Starz Productions will be back again May 30th - June 2nd with their production of High School Musical!  Watch for more information!

~ Three Performances ~

Sunday, June 7th at 7:30 pm​

Monday, June 8th at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 10th at 7:30 pm

Estimated run-time approximately 90 minutes

Theatre Elision presents:

A Flight of Short Musicals

Join us for our June reprise of our “short musicals” festival.  We’ll present a flight of a half dozen 10 to 20-minute musicals, with brief intermissions between each to enjoy a flight of your favorite beverage – wine, specialty cocktails or non-alcoholic options!  The musicals will include: 


My Boyfriend is an Alien (and I’m OK with that)

by Christine Toy Johnson & Bobby Cronin


The Manifesto

by Germaine Shames & Nadav Amir-Himmel 


Der Strunkenwhitenleider 

by Scott Guy set to music by Liza Lehmann

Five Minutes 

by Benjamin Emory Larson and Eric "Pogi" Sumangil


Missing Karma by Timothy Huang 


Plus a few surprises!

They're Back!

Comedy Sportz Twin Cities returns to the Playhouse on Saturday, June 13th at 7:30 pm.  

If you've been to a show you know how fun this is -- and you'll want to come back.  If you missed it . . .  well, don't miss it again!

Dorothy Doring presents:

Songs from The Roaring 20s

Twin Cities vocalist Dorothy Doring pays tribute to the songs of “The Roaring 20s”. These one hundred-year-old songs by the likes of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and Fats Waller serve as a nostalgic look at our country’s history and culture.  Dorothy adds her own interpretation to these century old classics, breathing new life into these timeless standards from the Great American Songbook.

Sunday, June 14th at 2:30 pm

General Admission - $25

Neighborhood Discount for residents of Crystal, Robbinsdale and New Hope - $20

This show runs 90 minutes with intermission

Theatre Elision presents:


Music by Marvin Laird; Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley

We opened the Playhouse in 2019 with a production of Ruthless.  We are celebrating our one year anniversary with a special encore presentation for three nights only! 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! This production features some of the leading ladies of the Twin Cities stage!  This is a show not to be missed!

~ Only Three Performances ~ All shows start at 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 16th

Friday, July 17th

Saturday, July 18th

This 90 minute musical is performed with no intermission.

The Guild of Middle Eastern Dance

A Weekend of Workshops and Shows!

April Spring Spectacular rescheduled to July 25-26


Jawaahir Dance Company presents:


Jawaahir Dance Company ignites the stage with a brilliant and colorful assortment of dances, all inspired by the music that is the touchstone of Near Eastern Dance, for which it is renowned. Experience an extravaganza of Arab dance, music, and talent that only Jawaahir can deliver. Jawaahir’s 18 dancers perform stunning contemporary interpretations, in the third Sparkle concert, choreographed by the Jawaahir dancers for the dancers, with an exciting new choreography by Cassandra Shore, Artistic Director. Live music provided by the musicians of Amwaaj, led by Tim O’Keefe, and Laura Harada. All of this – all new choreography, AND a breathtaking solo performance by our guest artist, Luna of Cairo, who performed in the top nightspots in Egypt for many years, now residing in Florida.

~ Five Performances ~

Thursday, December 3rd at 8:00 pm - Post Show Discussion

Friday, December 4th at 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 5th at 2:00 and 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 pm


119-seat theater
60-100-seat cabaret space

The Studio
Rehearsal Room
Practice Rooms

Youth programs



6105 42nd Ave N
Crystal, Hennepin County 55422

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.  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!