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MinnRoast 2016

April 15, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Buy individual tickets

Show-only tickets start at $14 and are available online through Ticketmaster or in person (and without Ticketmaster fees) at the State Theatre Box Office.

Become a sponsor

Sponsors get multiple tickets to the show and the sponsor-only pre-show reception. (See our current sponsor list.)

About the Show

MinnRoast is our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists and media types. Marvel as they shed their serious personas to sing, dance, act and poke fun at each other and the state of the state we all love.

Here are some highlights from MinnRoast 2016.

MinnRoast 2016 video highlights

Schedule

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-show reception at Rock Bottom Brewery for MinnRoast Sponsors and their guests. The reception features upscale hearty hors d'oeuvres with a twist. The cash bar offers a wide selection of handcrafted beers, wine and spirits. Reserved booth or table seating is available for sponsor groups on request.

For those with show-only tickets, the Historic State Theatre lobby bars and doors for theatre seating open at 7 p.m. Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows will provide pre-show entertainment starting at 7:15 p.m. The show will start at 8 p.m. and run for about 90 minutes.

Following the show, the MinnRoast audience is invited to join the cast at Rock Bottom Brewery for happy hour pricing on drinks and appetizers and a one-night-only chance to sample the 2016 MinnRoast Brew.

Location

The location for MinnRoast 2016 is the Historic State Theatre. The pre-show reception and after-show happy hour will take place next door, at the Rock Bottom Brewery (map).

Hennepin Theatre Trust provides parking information on their site.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship Levels What you get Cost
Reception Host

12+ tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for 6+ cars. Prominent recognition at pre-show reception, lobby, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available.

$8,000
($7,400 tax-deductible)
Smokey and the Miracle Workers 10 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for up to 5 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each.  $5,000
($4,500 tax-deductible)
Four Seasonings 8 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for up to 4 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each.  $3,000
($2,600 tax-deductible)
Hot Mamas and Papas 6 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for up to 3 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each.  $1,500
($1,200 tax-deductible)
Sgt. Peppercorns
Available only to first-time sponsors
2 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for 1 car. Recognition online. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each.  $500
($400 tax-deductible)

Individual Show-Only Tickets

Ticket Level Cost
Tier One

Sponsorship levels are Tier One

Tier Two

$70 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($58 tax-deductible)

Tier Three

$35 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($23 tax-deductible)

Tier Four (upper balcony) $10 + $4 theatre restoration fee

MinnPost Gold and Platinum members – who donate $10 a month or more – receive a 25% discount on show-only tickets. Become a member today and contact Claire at cradomski@minnpost.com or 612-455-6951 to receive your discount code.

You can also stop by the State Theatre Box Office to avoid most extra fees.

Event Sponsors

Reception Host

  • Historic Theatre Group, LLC

Smokey and the Miracle Workers

  • Fredrikson & Byron and John and Linda Satorius
  • House of Charity
  • Kim and Garry Kieves
  • Joel and Laurie Kramer
  • Lee Lynch and Terry Saario
  • Jennifer Martin
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • TPT
  • UCare

Four Seasonings

  • Jack and Claire Dempsey
  • Jill and Lawrence Field
  • Barbara and Paul Klaas
  • Bill and Amy McKinney
  • Pohlad Companies

Hot Mamas and Papas

  • AT&T
  • Monica Little and Mark Abeln
  • Accredited Investors Wealth Management
  • Kevin and Lisa Armstrong
  • Butler Square
  • Bill and Sharon Clapp
  • Page and Jay Cowles
  • Fran and Barb Davis
  • Fred and Kay de Sam Lazaro
  • Nancy Feldman
  • Barbara Forster & Larry Hendrickson
  • Jim and Julie Graves
  • Great River Energy
  • Gustafson Gluek
  • David Hartwell and Elizabeth DeBaut
  • Diane and Tony Hofstede
  • Rachael Jarosh and Joel Conner
  • Sam and Sylvia Kaplan
  • Warren and Joyce Kapsner
  • Tom and Marlene Kayser
  • Adam Kramer
  • Eli Kramer and Jessica Cordova Kramer
  • Matt and Katie Kramer
  • Ilo and Peggy Leppik
  • Becky Lourey
  • Minnesota Premier Publications, publishers of Southwest JournalThe Journal, Minnesota Parent, and Minnesota Good Age
  • Dan and Evelyn Oberdorfer and Lowell and Deb Stortz
  • Carol Rae & Bruce Olson
  • Kandace Olsen and Scott Peterson
  • Susan and David Plimpton
  • Sansoro Health
  • Rebecca and Mark Shavlik
  • Nancy Speer and Jim Shaver
  • Missy Staples Thompson and Gar Hargens
  • Chelle Stoner and Warren Kelly 
  • Emily Anne Tuttle
  • University of MN School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • The Villager newspaper
  • Zimmerman Reed

Sgt. Peppercorns

  • Carlson Turner Miller
  • Richard Hamer
  • Peter and Anne Heegaard
  • Mike and Valerie Herring
  • Hill & Lake Press
  • Greg and Lori Hollenkamp
  • Carol Lacey
  • Cathy Madison and Rick Dublin
  • Micro Grants; Partnering with People of Potential
  • Jim and Rosalie O'Brien
  • Perpich Center for Arts Education
  • Tom and Lynn Rusch
  • Judy Schwartau
  • Lee Sheehy and Cathy Lawrence
  • Bruce Shnider and Patricia Strandness
  • Kaimay and Joseph Terry
  • Katharine Tyler
  • Ellen and Jim Van Iwaarden
  • Ellen Wolfson

In-Kind Donors

  • Hillcrest Development
  • Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band
  • Rapid Graphics and Mailing