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MinnRoast 2018

April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Buy individual tickets

Show-only tickets will go on sale in early March.

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, singers and actors singing, dancing and poking fun at each other and the state of the state we all love. 

Notable names scheduled to appear this year include Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Tina Smith, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Rep. Tom Emmer, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, actress Sally Wingert, actor Tyler Michaels, actress Michelle Hutchison, former MPR host Gary Eichten, the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and more.

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. The show will start at 8 p.m. and run for about 90 minutes with an intermission.

Location

The location for MinnRoast 2018 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 LevelsWhat you getCost
Reception Co-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 up to 6 cars. Recognition at pre-show reception, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. 

$8,000
($7,400 tax-deductible)
Tier I: Smokey and the Miracle Workers10 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)
Tier II: Four Seasonings8 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)
Tier III: Hot Mamas and Papas6 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)
Tier IV: 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)

If you have questions about sponsorship, please contact Tanner Curl at tcurl@minnpost.com or 612-455-6954.

Individual Show-Only Tickets

Show-only tickets will go on sale in early March.

Ticket LevelCost
Tier One

Sponsorship levels are Tier One

Tier Two

$75 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($58 tax-deductible)

Tier Three

$40 + $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 pre-sale access and a 25% discount on show-only tickets. Become a member today.

Event Sponsors

Become a sponsor today to ensure you're recognized here (and at the event).

Reception Co-Hosts
Joel & Laurie Kramer

Tier I: Smokey and the Miracle Workers
Kim & Garry Kieves


Tier II: Four Seasonings
Jill & Larry Field


Tier III: Hot Mamas and Papas
Carla Blumberg & Barbara Neubert / At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe
John & Susan Breon
Diane & Tony Hofstede
Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Maureen Kucera-Walsh
Missy Staples Thompson & Gar Hargens
Ron Sternal & Nancy Gibson


Tier IV: Sgt. Peppercorns
Janice Gepner & Eric Newman
Cathy Madison & Rick Dublin
Ellen Wolfson