MinnRoast 2018 slide show #4

MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Gov. Mark Dayton introducing a montage of his previous MinnRoast performances.

Over 1,200 members, sponsors and friends enjoyed MinnPost’s 11th annual variety show on April 27 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Hundreds crowded into Rock Bottom Brewery for the pre-show sponsor reception. Joining regular show performers like Gov. Mark Dayton, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Rep. Keith Ellison, Joe Kimball, and singers Maria Jette and Amy Buchanan, were first-timers Mayor Jacob Frey, Mayor Melvin Carter, Minneapolis Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, actor Tyler Michaels and Prairie Fire Lady Choir. Speaker Kurt Daudt, actress Sally Wingert, JoJo Liebeler, state Sen. Tom Bakk and others joined in the fun via video. MinnPost contributing photographer Jana Freiband captured the evening.

Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus ensemble OutLoud!
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus ensemble OutLoud!
Sen. Tina Smith
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sen. Tina Smith delivering her monologue.
House Speaker Kurt Daudt speaking following his video
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
House Speaker Kurt Daudt speaking following his video.
Brian "BT" Turner as Paul Manafort
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Brian “BT” Turner as Paul Manafort parodying “Back in the USSR” with Ashleigh Swenson and singer/dancer Lulu Bronson.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sen. Amy Klobuchar delivering her monologue.
Prairie Fire Lady Choir
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Prairie Fire Lady Choir performing “Sisters Roar,” a mash-up “I am Woman” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
Singer Amy Buchanan
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Singer Amy Buchanan with an ode to former Vice President Walter “Fritz” Mondale.
Brian "BT" Turner and Maria Jette performing a number
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Brian “BT” Turner and Maria Jette performing “Another Song That Goes Like This.”
A Vikings lament
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
A Viking fans’ lament by Lulu Bronson, Michelle Hutchison, Joe Kimball and Lynn Smith
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter introducing his song, "Brown-Eyed Mayor."
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter introducing his song, “Brown-Eyed Mayor.”
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey setting up his song
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey setting up his song.
Michelle Hutchison performing "Campaigning Everywhere."
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Michelle Hutchison performing “Campaigning Everywhere.”
Brian "BT" Turner performing "Campaigning Everywhere."
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Brian “BT” Turner performing “Campaigning Everywhere.”
Rep. Keith Ellison performing a parody with his son
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Rep. Keith Ellison performing a parody with his son, Minneapolis Council Member Jeremiah Ellison.
backstage
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, MinnPost co-founder Joel Kramer and Sen. Amy Klobuchar following the program.
Rep. Tom Emmer
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Rep. Tom Emmer delivering his monologue.
Friends in High Places
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Lulu Bronson, Brian “BT” Turner, Ashleigh Swenson, Joe Kimball and Lynn Smith performing “Friends in High Places.”
Singer Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Singer Tesfa Wondemagegnehu performing “Send Him Home.”
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus ensemble OutLoud! close the show
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus ensemble OutLoud! close the show with an ode to our gold medal-winning curlers.

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