Upcoming Shows

  • Thursday, December 1 · - Friday, December 23 · The Snowy Day in St. Paul at Park Square Theatre · I had the opportunity to work with these young artists as Music Director, and couldn’t be prouder of their work! They open tomorrow!! The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure comes to life in The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats. This story celebrates the joy of the seasons through a child’s eyes. Bring your kids! No…I”m not in this one, I was “behind the scenes, ” but it is so worth seeing! Buy Tickets
  • Friday, December 16 · - Friday, December 23 · Minnesota Dance Theatre presents “Nutcracker Fantasy” in Minneapolis at State Theatre · I wIll be reprising my roles of “Marie’s Poppa” and “Madame Bonbonierrie!” Time to get out the toe shoes!Minnesota Dance Theatre’s beloved holiday tradition returns to the State Theatre with Loyce Houlton’s imaginative choreography, Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, and the astonishing dancers of the MDT company and school. Featuring the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra conducted by Philip Brunelle, this dream fantasy creates magical memories for generations to share. Buy Tickets
  • Tuesday, December 20 · 7:30pm · Happy Holidane: Take Three! in St. Paul at History Theatre · SO Excited to remount and renew this wonderful holiday experience!!! Back by popular demand, the swingin’, singing, sketch and story-filled hullabaloo of holiday entertainment returns to History Theatre for One Night Only! This ever-changing Holiday Concert/Variety Show is quickly becoming a classic! Special Guests include Ben Bakken (“When a Man Loves a Diva”), Erin Schwab (“Mamma Mia” and Nightclub renown), Jennifer Maren ( “Glensheen”) Dan Chouinard ( “Prairie Home” “Rondo ’56”) …and more!! Buy Tickets


New Classes Begin in January!

Connecting Through Storytelling

Connecting Through Storytelling

Taught by Dane Stauffer · January 19 through March 2, 2023 · Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 PM · Performance: March 2, 2023, 6pm · Ages 50+ Taught by Dane Stauffer

You are an artist and a storyteller (…even if you don’t know it yet!) Learn techniques and skills to craft compelling stories and confidently express them in your own personal performance style.

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Honing Your Craft

honing your craft

January 19 – March 2, 2023 · Thursdays, 3 – 4:30pm · Performance: March 2, 6pm · Ages 50+ Taught by Dane Stauffer

Are you yearning to flex your artistry in a welcoming community of storytellers and creatives? Stories live inside us all (…and we are always creating new ones too.) Deepen your connection to your own stories and bring them out into the world. Participants will practice performance skills like vocal projection and body awareness to bring the spirit, voice, and body together.

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Mama, I can Scat! Dane Stauffer Sings & Swings

Mama I Can Scat by Dane StaufferI was singing in a review at House of Blues, Hollywood, and working with this combo was part of the treat. Multi-Instrumentalist Javier Aronja put the combo together. In his cozy garage studio in Long Beach,CA, we laid down these all tracks in one long delightful, swinging April day. I grew up loving these old songs, and singing them around the city, seeing how they make people smile, and swing, and bounce fills my heart. I’ve recorded a few for you. Hope you enjoy! Mom and dad, this one’s for you.

Released June 8, 2020

Vocals/Ukulele: Dane Stauffer
Piano: Taura Smith
Bass/Flute: Javier Arjona
Drums: Ivan Chocran