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2019 Summer Youth Musical
The Perfect Monster

Book by Janine Nina Trevens

Music/Lyrics by Deidre Broderick

Registration is open for the first annual Elision Playhouse Summer Youth Musical!



This year we will be presenting The Perfect Monster!  This original youth musical was developed and premiered in New York City by TADA! - one of the nation's top youth theater programs!  


The Perfect Monster tells the story of a young scientist named Sybil who just wants to create a "perfect friend" in her basement lab. Unfortunately, her experiment gets a bit out of hand and she ends up concocting a room full of mischievous monsters!


This three week program runs from July 29th to August 18th



Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 15 from 9:00 to 3:30

Extended day is available - 8:00 - 9:00 am and 3:30 - 5:00 pm

(Extended day services can be purchased for all 12 days, or separately as needed.)



Friday, August 16 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, August 18 at 3:00 pm


Elision Playhouse, 6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal MN 55422


Actors entering 4th through 9th grade in the fall of 2019


$325        Program participation fee 

                $50 discount for Crystal, Robbinsdale and New Hope residents

Full payment is due with the registration.

Tuition assistance is available.  Please email us for more information.

Actors receive a production t-shirt.

Other important info:

No lunch or snacks are provided.  Actors should bring a bag lunch, snacks for breaks and water bottle.  

Water will be available to all actors.  


All actors will audition on day-one to be cast in their roles.  We will also hold pre-auditions on Saturday, July 13th from 1:00 - 3:00 at Elision Playhouse.  This is not required, but you are welcome to come, sing for us, and meet the team. Prepare one song of your choice, with or without accompaniment. Bring your sheet music if you would like to sing with our pianist.  Sign up for an audition slot here!

How to enroll:

You can enroll online right here!

Step #1:  Fill out this Registration Form!

Step #2:  Make Your Payment!

Confirmation packets with additional details will be emailed to you after enrollment.  Please contact us if you have not received your confirmation packet within 48 hours of making your payment.

Step #3: Complete the Emergency Contact and Permissions Form.  This will be included in your confirmation packet, but you can also fill it out online if you prefer.

The Production Team:

The Perfect Monster will be directed by the same theater professionals who produce musicals for Theatre Elision (check out to learn more about their work)

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Youth Programs Director - Lindsay Fitzgerald

Lindsay Fitzgerald has always had a passion for theatrical arts. She has been with Theatre Elision from the beginning, serving as Director and Designer for the company. She also works closely with The Phipps Center for the Arts, directing and teaching youth programs including a recent endeavour into the art of improvisation. Lindsay believes in the importance of using theatre as a means of education for people of all ages, but for young people she feels it is particularly impactful for their self esteem, emotional awareness, and their ability to work together with their peers. Through her work with various youth programs around the Twin Cities, including Project Success, Ashland Productions and SOAR Regional Arts, she has had the opportunity to educate and learn from students across the metro. Watching children grow and learn through the arts is something that brings her continual joy. As Youth Programs Director with Elision Playhouse she hopes to continue to ignite a passion for the arts in kids, giving them a space to play, explore, and find their own unique voices! 


Music Director/Accompanist - Harrison Wade

Harrison Wade was a Commercial Music major with Classical/Jazz piano emphasis at Millikin University. After college, he worked several contracts as a musician and Music Director aboard cruise ships while living and working out of New York City. He moved to the Twin Cities in 2014 where he now spends his time teaching piano, composing, recording, and continuing to perform at the piano. He has been a part of several student productions in the Twin Cities, working with Normandale Community College, and Music Directing for shows at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PiM) the past two summers. 

Vocal Director - Christine Wade

Christine Wade is an actor, vocal director, and voice teacher in the Twin Cities. Her recent credits include roles with Theatre Elision in Gone Missing, Ruthless, Melancholy Play, Ragtime Women and Ghost Quartet; and Missy in Marvelous Wonderettes, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and Jolene in Unsung for Sidekick Theater. She spent eight months as a production singer aboard the cruise ship, Celebrity Equinox. She has previously vocal directed for other youth theater programs in the Twin Cities such as SOAR Regional Arts and The Play's the Thing Productions.  A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she teaches students as far away as Russia and Israel through her Skype Voice Studio. Christine has a BFA in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University. Proud member of Actor's Equity Association.

Need more information?

Contact Cindy at or 714-342-0539

Artwork by Clara Kim

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