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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.
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At a time when women's voices struggle to be heard, Carmel Dean imagined what famous women in history would say if given a microphone. Through the voices of Eve, Mary Magdalene, Cleopatra, Harriet Tubman and many more, we hear songs of courage, strength, rage, and resilience. The songs range from rock and jazz to country, and are at times painful, heart-warming, and hilarious. Our group of Twin Cities singers portray nineteen women -- some you will recognize, others you learn about for the first time.
Thursday, February 9 @ 7:30
Friday, February 10 @ 7:30
Saturday, February 11 @ 7:30
Thursday, February 16 @ 7:30 (What As You Wish)
Friday, February 17 @ 7:30
Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00
Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30
SPECIAL VALENTINE'S PERFORMANCE
Tuesday, February 14 @ 7:30
$29 includes drink coupon, pre-show music & hors d'oeuvres starting at 6:30
General Admission - $30; Neighbors/Seniors - $25; Students/Industry Colleagues - $20
This 90-minute concert is presented with no intermission
Graceful Monsters Educational Theatre Collective presents:
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the award winning musical. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Thursday February 23rd at 7pm
Friday, February 24th at 7pm
Saturday, February 25th at 7pm
Sunday, February 26th at 2pm
This 90 minute musical is performed with no intermission. First Lady Suite contains depictions of historical racism and racial slurs.
Doors and bar open one hour before showtime. Seating will begin approximately 20 minutes before showtime.
Additional information about the show can be found on our website at theatreelision.com
Theatre Elision presents:
First Lady Suite
by Michael John LaChiusa
It has been a three long years since we closed this show on the eve of opening night. We are finally back and excited for our long delayed opening!
First Lady Suite is an enthralling look into the lives of some of history’s most neglected figures, the wives of U.S. presidents. The musical is presented in four vignettes. The first piece, Over Texas, takes place aboard Air Force One on November 22nd, 1963. Mary Gallagher, the First Lady’s secretary, and Evelyn Lincoln, secretary to the President, are relaxing as they fly into Dallas. While napping, Mary’s dreams become portentous nightmares as they are haunted by a ghostly Jackie and an eerie Lady Bird. Where’s Mamie? is a time-travel fantasy as Mamie, melancholic and alone on her birthday, is paid a visit by the celebrated opera star Marian Anderson. They travel to Algiers to confront Ike about an affair and warn him of the racial strife he’ll face later as President. Olio presents first daughter Margaret Truman singing at a recital but constantly upstaged by First Lady Bess. Eleanor Sleeps Here is a heart-rending examination of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok as they’re flown over Washington by Amelia Earhart.
Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30
Friday, April 28 @ 7:30
Saturday, April 29 @ 7:30
Sunday, April 30 @ 2:30
Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30 (Pay As You Wish)
Friday, May 5 @ 7:30
Saturday, May 6 @ 2:30
Saturday, May 6 @ 7:30
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. 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!