Dane Stauffer · Upcoming Performances

Date Artist City Venue
Thursday, December 1 - Friday, December 23 The Snowy Day St. Paul Park Square Theatre
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7th Place Plaza – 20 W 7th. Venue phone: 651-291-7005. 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 More information
Friday, December 16 - Friday, December 23 Minnesota Dance Theatre presents “Nutcracker Fantasy” Minneapolis State Theatre
Address: 805 Hennepin Ave. 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 Happy Holidane: Take Three! St. Paul History Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 30 E. 10th Street. Venue phone: 651-292-4323. 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

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Recent Performances

Date Artist City Venue
Saturday, November 12 Glensheen Lutsen, MN Papa Charlie’s at Lutsen
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 466 Ski Hill Rd. Venue phone: 218-406-1320. 4 of us original “Glensheen – The Musical” troupe – leads Jen Maren and Dane Stauffer, ( yours truly) with Sandra Struthers and Randy Schmeling – backed by Music Director extraordinaire George Maurer, enact an intimate, concert presentation of the smash-hit musical by Jeffrey Hatcher & Chan Poling. The musical “Glensheen” was written by Jeff Hatcher (BOOK) and Chan Poling (WORDS & MUSIC) and was originally produced by Saint Paul MN’s History Theatre, directed by Ron Peluso. It portrays the 1977 Congden murders and trials. It has played to over 75,000 people at the History Theatre in Saint Paul since opening in 2015 and winning the Ivey for “Best Overall” production. Musical Arrangements by Robert Elhai.
Saturday, November 12 Glensheen Lutsen, MN Papa Charlie’s at Lutsen
Time: 1:30pm. Address: 466 Ski Hill Rd. Venue phone: 218-406-1320. 4 of us original “Glensheen – The Musical” troupe – leads Jen Maren and Dane Stauffer, ( yours truly) with Sandra Struthers and Randy Schmeling – backed by Music Director extraordinaire George Maurer, enact an intimate, concert presentation of the smash-hit musical by Jeffrey Hatcher & Chan Poling.
Friday, November 11 Glensheen Lutsen, MN Papa Charlie’s at Lutsen
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 466 Ski Hill Rd. Venue phone: 218-406-1320. 4 of us original “Glensheen – The Musical” troupe – leads Jen Maren and Dane Stauffer, ( yours truly) with Sandra Struthers and Randy Schmeling – backed by Music Director extraordinaire George Maurer, enact an intimate, concert presentation of the smash-hit musical by Jeffrey Hatcher & Chan Poling.
Sunday, November 6 Erin Schwab and Dane Stauffer with Jay Fuchs Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: (763) 571-9020. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020. ERIN , DANE and JAY: Dynamic Duos!! This is going to be so fun!!! Twin Cities favorite Erin Schwab, Versatile Piano wiz Jay Fuchs and I are saluting some of our fave musical duos : Bette and Barry, Simon and Garfunkel, Ronstadt and The Eagles, Baez and Dylan, Marvin and Tammi and more.We have such a good time putting this together. Please join us! Tix available now! Click this link!
Tuesday, October 18 Connie Evingson, Dan Chouinard, Dane Stauffer Minneapolis The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
Time: 5:00pm. Box office: 612- 813-5300. Address: 410 Oak Grove St. Venue phone: 612- 813-5300. We are putting together a stellar song list, ranging from Popular music of the 20th Century, from Standard to Pop, and focusing on what we are calling ‘Music Therapy,” music that heals , amuses, airs our feelings and brings us together. We did one concert this week and are so excited to share this full evening with you. Connie and I have been fiends for years and are FINALLY doing this show, so…please join us! 5pm: club opens for dinner and drinks. 6:30: concert.
Friday, August 5 Dane Stauffer, Dan Chouinard, Jen Maren Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $20-30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020. “Summer Lovin”: Drawing from the canon of popular music, musical theater and the “Great American songbook” Dane, Dan, and their special guest Jen will send you into the night with a “Summer Samba” on your mind.
Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 24 Glensheen St. Paul History Theatre
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 30 E. 10th Street. Venue phone: 651-292-4323. Back from our Statewide tour we are So proud of this “rollercoaster ride” of a play, and so happy to see friends and family. please come if you can!!!!! And bring a group, if you want a deal!!!
Saturday, November 13 When a Man Loves a Diva: Sanford Moore, Ben Bakken, Julius Collins and Dane Stauffer Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 5:00pm. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020. 2 Shows: 5 & 8pm! What happens when Men Sing Songs they never get to sing? WE ARE SO EXCITED TO DO THIS SHOW AGAIN!!! Sanford Moore and the entire original cast — Ben Bakken, Julius Collins and Dane Stauffer – are back onstage with their celebrated musical revue. Originally produced with Mary Kelley Leer at “The Lab,” these men sing songs about love that made Pop Divas of the women who recorded them. From the Chiffons to the Supremes, from Aretha to Adele, these men who ain’t too proud to belt. reminding us that there ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no river wide enough, to keep the audience from having a dangerously good time. Please join us as we revive and renew this record -breaking HIT!
Friday, March 26 Dane Stauffer and Dan Chouinard Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020.
Tuesday, June 30 Dane Stauffer and Dan Chouinard Minneapolis Crooners Lakeside Cafe
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020. Special Guest: Bassist, vocalist and brother, Kris Stauffer!! We will dive into June birthdays, and serve up eclectic hits from Lionel Richie, Prince, Brian Wilson & the Beach Boys, Carly Simon, Dean Martin, Eroll Garner, Chick Corea, Judy Garland, and many more. Come celebrate a “Happy Hour Live” with us on Crooners glorious outdoor cafe*, safely distanced, but close enough to feel the love , and the beat! *Bringing a taste of Parisian romance to the shores of Moore Lake, Crooners Lakeside Café offers table seating for couples (with some tables for parties of four). All are distance-spaced. Our widely praised supper club menu, featuring locally-sourced and Midwest-inspired supper club classics, will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the popularly-priced Drive-In menu will be served in the Café. This is NOT the “Drive-In-In-Car” setting, but distanced-sheltered tables.
Monday, May 4 - Monday, June 15 Improvisation for 55 and older with Dane Stauffer St. Paul Episcopal Homes, Otto Hall
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $135. Address: 1860 University Ave. Through theatre games, insight and lots of laughter, we will: Build spontaneous stories together. Explore fun ways to affirm your ideas and creative impulses. Deepen your listening skills and boost your creative imagination. Learn confidence boosting games to share with others, and team-building tools that’ll last a laugh-time. Shake off the blahs with a hearty “What if?” and a rousing “yes, and!” No prior experience (acting or otherwise) necessary.
Thursday, March 5 Dane Stauffer and Dan Chouinard Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 763-571-9020. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020. Dan and Dane, together again!! We can’t resist it! Another stunning list of Talented March babies leads us to another birthday club. Expect to hear the above stars plus Kurt Weill, Steven Sondheim, Karen Carpenter, Neil Sedaka, James Taylor, Liza Minelli, Diana Ross and many more. Eclectic? You bet! Come, join the fun and listen to the music! Doors open @ 5:30 pm
Monday, March 2 Dane Stauffer Minneapolis LUSH Minneapolis
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $5. Address: 990 Central Ave. NE. Venue phone: 612-208-0358. Celebrating the music of Stephen Sondheim, who turns 90 on March 22nd! On the mic this month: Bill Gilness, Teri Parker Brown, Keri Rodau, Dane Stauffer, Leslie Vincent, David B Young, with Mindy Eschedor back on the piano! Doors open at 630pm, singers start at 7pm! Bar service all night – with happy hour food and drink specials! $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go to these fantastic artists and to continuing Musical Mondays! MUSICAL MONDAYS AT LUSH is a monthly cabaret series hosted by Sheena Janson Kelley and Max Wojtanowicz, featuring a wide variety of area performers. We’ve been offering this performance and networking opportunity on the first Monday of the month since November of 2012!

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