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U of M President Kaler to bring some class to the MinnRoast 2014 stage

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler
MinnPost file photo by John Noltner
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler

MinnRoast is our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists, and media types. This year MinnRoast will be held in a larger venue, the Historic State Theatre, and among the new faces performing will be University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler. He's got a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on “complex fluids,” and in 2013, was named a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. But, more importantly, is he funny?

You'll have to buy a ticket to find out (ticket breakdowns are below). President Kaler will be joined on stage by comedienne Lizz Winstead, Gov. Mark Dayton, K-TWIN's B.T., Sen. Al Franken, KARE 11's Rena Sarigianopoulos, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, and more. The evening begins with some "complex fluids" at a pre-show reception at Rock Bottom Brewery at 5:30. Hope you'll join us — extra credit guaranteed.

Ticket LevelsWhat you getCost
Way Above Average Ticket(s)Pre-show reception + Tier One show seating$200
($155 tax-deductible)
Above Average Ticket(s)Pre-show reception + Tier Two show seating$150
($105 tax-deductible)
Show Only Ticket(s)Tier Three seating$70
($60 tax-deductible)
Show Only Ticket(s)Tier Four seating$35
($25 tax-deductible)

Buy your tickets today!

Sponsorship LevelsWhat you getCost
Reception Host12+ tickets to the show and pre- and post-show receptions. Premium show seating and reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception. Valet parking for 6+ cars. Prominent recognition at pre- and post-show receptions and in program book. $7,500
($6,720 tax-deductible)
Smokey and the Miracle Workers10 tickets to the show and pre- and post-show receptions. Premium show seating and reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception. Valet parking for up to 5 cars. Recognition at event and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $5,000
($4,350 tax-deductible)
Four Seasonings8 tickets to the show and pre- and post-show receptions. Premium show seating and reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception. Valet parking for up to 4 cars. Recognition at event and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $3,000
($2,480 tax-deductible)
Hot Mamas and Papas6 tickets to the show and pre- and post-show receptions. Premium show seating and reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception. Valet parking for up to 3 cars. Recognition at event and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each.$1,500
($1,110 tax-deductible)

To request a MinnRoast sponsorship packet email lkramer@minnpost.com or aswenson@minnpost.com.

Become a MinnRoast 2014 sponsor today!

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