CHANHASSEN, MN – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) visited the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre to highlight the Save Our Stages Act, her bipartisan bill with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that created a grant program to help independent live entertainment venues, museums, and theaters survive the pandemic.

Since it passed into law in December, the bill has helped 249 Minnesota venues and organizations, including the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. To date, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres have received more than $7.5 million in Save Our Stages funding, the sixth largest grant awarded to a Minnesota organization.

“Last year, we refused to sit back and let the music die, which is why we passed the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act to provide critical relief funding to independent venues,” said Sen. Klobuchar. “With more than 300,000 guests annually, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre is a true bedrock of the Chanhassen community. I look forward to visiting for great meals and shows for years to come!”

The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre is the largest professional dinner theatre company in the U.S. Composed of four separate theaters and multiple event spaces, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres have produced more than 240 productions and employ more than 300 staff members.

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