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Slide show: Backstage at MinnRoast 2015

Amy Buchanan, Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque chanteuse and MinnRoast performer, gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into last month’s MinnRoast show.

Music director Eric Edwalds leads the "Y" guys
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Music director Eric Edwalds leads the “Y” guys through the final rehearsal of their number.
Ryan Lodgaard and John Etzell
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band drummer Ryan Lodgaard and bassist John Etzell warm up.
Show choreographer DeAnne Sherman and vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Show choreographer DeAnne Sherman and vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Rep. Tom Emmer with Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band
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Rep. Tom Emmer, center, with Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band members John Etzell, Eric Edwalds, Ryan Lodgaard and Scott Graves
Stage manager Sam Stinogel and director Ashleigh Swanson
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Stage manager Sam Stinogel and director Ashleigh Swenson going over final preparations for MinnRoast 2015.
Hair and make-up artist Jamie preps Go 96.3 dj Barb Abney
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Hair and make-up artist Jamie preps Go 96.3 dj Barb Abney for her role as co-host.
MinnPost CEO Joel Kramer, Rep. Keith Ellison, director Ashleigh Swenson
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MinnPost CEO Joel Kramer, left, and director Ashleigh Swenson, right, confer with Rep. Keith Ellison during soundcheck.
MinnRoast singer Lynn Smith and co-host Roxanne Battle
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MinnRoast singer Lynn Smith and co-host Roxane Battle mug for the camera.
Eric Edwalds, Mugsy, Brian "BT" Turner
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Music director Eric Edwalds and performer Brian “BT” Turner confer as singer Mugsy looks on.
Performer and head writer Al Sicherman, ready for his close-up
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Performer and head writer Al Sicherman, ready for his close-up
Lee Lynch and DeAnne Sherman
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MinnPost board chair emeritus and MinnRoast performer Lee Lynch poses with show choreographer DeAnne Sherman
MinnRoast co-hosts Roxane Battle and Barb Abney
Photo by Amy Buchanan
MinnRoast co-hosts Roxane Battle and Barb Abney run through final rehearsal.
Sam Stinogel, Ashleigh Swenson, Maria Jette
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State Theatre microphone tech Wendy, stage manager Sam Stinogel, director Ashleigh Swenson and soprano Maria Jette watch the show from the wings.
MinnPost CEO Joel Kramer and Gov. Mark Dayton
Photo by Amy Buchanan
MinnPost CEO Joel Kramer, in blue cowboy hat, gestures as he talks to Gov. Mark Dayton backstage.
Sen. Al Franken delivering his monologue near the end of the show.
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Sen. Al Franken delivering his monologue near the end of the show.
Mugsy
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Mugsy, who performed an homage to new Minneapolis taprooms, goes for a stroll down Hennepin Avenue in front of the Historic State Theatre in her beer-centric gown.
Mugsy
Photo by Amy Buchanan
Passers-by on Hennepin Avenue check out Mugsy’s “Let It Flow” taproom gown.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Beth-Ann Bloom on 05/09/2015 - 10:19 am.

    unanswered question

    Who tied up the governor?

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