MinnRoast 2016 slide show #4

Photos from the variety show featuring performances by Rep. Tom Emmer, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Sen. Al Franken, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, soprano Maria Jette and more. MinnPost contributing photographer Jana Freiband captured the evening.

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Eric and Andrew Dayton in a scene from "The Restaurant"
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Eric and Andrew Dayton in a scene from “The Restaurant”
Gov. Dayton in a scene from "The Restaurant" at Bachelor Farmer
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Gov. Dayton in a scene from “The Restaurant” at Bachelor Farmer
Eric Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Gov. Mark Dayton opening MinnRoast 2016
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Eric Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Gov. Mark Dayton opening MinnRoast 2016
Mugsy and Lynn Smith performing "Vikings Fans' Lament"
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Mugsy and Lynn Smith performing “Vikings Fans’ Lament”
The MinnRoast singers and dancers, including Lee Lynch, center, and Joel Kramer,
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
The MinnRoast singers and dancers, including Lee Lynch, center, and Joel Kramer, right, performing “Vikings Fans’ Lament”
Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame introducing Mayor Betsy Hodges
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame introducing Mayor Betsy Hodges
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges delivering her monologue
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges delivering her monologue
A video clip featuring Gary Eichten narrating "Weird Tales from Minnesota Histor
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
A video clip featuring Gary Eichten narrating “Weird Tales from Minnesota History”
Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Manny Laureano and former Justice Alan Page perfor
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Manny Laureano and former Justice Alan Page performing in a “Weird Tales from Minnesota History” video
Rep. Tom Emmer delivering his monologue
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Rep. Tom Emmer delivering his monologue
Executive editor Andrew Putz and publisher Andrew Wallmeyer making their pitch t
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Executive editor Andrew Putz and publisher Andrew Wallmeyer making their pitch to fund this fall’s election coverage
Maria Jette performing "Hey, Big Spenders" during the fundraising pitch
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Maria Jette performing “Hey, Big Spenders” during the fundraising pitch
MinnPost Board Chair Emeritus Lee Lynch performing
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost Board Chair Emeritus Lee Lynch performing
MinnPost reporter Joe Kimball reprising his Village People persona
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost reporter Joe Kimball reprising his Village People persona
Rep. Keith Ellison performing "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel"
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Rep. Keith Ellison performing “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel”
Brian "BT" Turner as Donald Trump performing "Building a Wall"
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Brian “BT” Turner as Donald Trump performing “Building a Wall”
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman bemoaning the Grand Avenue parking meter furor in "
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman bemoaning the Grand Avenue parking meter furor in “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” with trumpeter Solomon Parham
"And where did these potato chips come from?" Cyndy Brucato, Jennifer Martin, Ba
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
“And where did all these potato chips come from?” Cyndy Brucato, Jennifer Martin, Barb Abney and former state Sen. Amy Koch in a video on the invention of the hotdish
Randall Thomson performing "Night and Day"
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Randall Thomson performing “Night and Day”
Amy Buchanan satirizes Adele's "Hello" in her song about Real ID and the TSA
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Amy Buchanan satirizes Adele’s “Hello” in her song about Real ID and the TSA
Sen. Al Franken delivering his monologue
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sen. Al Franken delivering his monologue
Former MPS Supt. Bernadeia Johnson performing "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Former MPS Supt. Bernadeia Johnson performing “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”
Mugsy closes the show with a photobomb by director and performer Ashleigh Swenso
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Mugsy closes the show with a photobomb by director and performer Ashleigh Swenson

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