More backstage pictures and performance photos featuring the Guthrie’s Joe Dowling, Amy Koch, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mayor R.T. Rybak’s mom, Lorraine Mesken. Thanks to Jana Freiband for capturing these images.
Music director Todd Price at the ready — let the show begin!
Guthrie Theater Director Joe Dowling performing a soliloquy on taxes
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DeAnne Sherman, Brian Turner, Debby Thomas and Warren Kapsner in a Red State of mind
Debbie Irestone, Joel Kramer, Ashleigh Swenson and Joe Kimball feeling blue
Michelle Hutchison showing off her Purple Pride to bartender Joe Kimball
Former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch tries to help the current legislative leadership with her Wheel of Taxes
No joke: Sen. Al Franken hates headlines about himself that start like that!
Lee Lynch, Joe Kimball, B.T. and Al Sicherman want more dough for their losing franchises
Photo by Julie ThorleifsonMaddie Lunzer as a Lynx player shows the boys what a real Minnesota sports champion looks like
Duluth Mayor Don Ness and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman conspire to reconfigure their respective Twin Cities
Joe Schmit battles for a “normal” interview about sports from out-spoken punter Chris Kluwe
Sen. Amy Klobuchar poking fun at MinnPost’s earnest and wonky headlines
Ashleigh Swenson, Debbie Irestone and Debby Thomas being not so Minnesota Nice
Gov. Mark Dayton poking fun at himself (and MinnPost’s Doug Grow)
The Otisco String Band rises to the challenge of replacing the Minnesota Orchestra musicians
Cyndy Brucato and Tom Horner squeeze some laughs out of the current musician lock-outs
Suzu Thompson, Al Sicherman and Ashleigh croon “Hey, Dude” to Obama chief of staff and Stillwater son Denis “Dude” McDonough
MinnRoast finally lives up to its name as Lorraine Mesken roasts her son, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
Photo by Kaeti HinckMayoral candidate Mark Andrew is among the throng chatting outside the Pantages after the show