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Can Mayor Melvin Carter live up to his 2018 MinnRoast performance?

Last year, Mayor Melvin Carter’s parody of “Brown Eyed Girl,” re-framed as “Brown Eyed Mayor,” wowed the MinnRoast crowd.

Last year, Mayor Melvin Carter brought down the house at MinnRoast as he took over the piano with his rendition of “Brown-Eyed Mayor.” The performance went viral. Will his performance this year live up to the hype? You’ll have to get a ticket to find out.

MinnRoast is the highlight of Minnesota’s political calendar. Every year politicians, journalists, actors, and singers converge at the State Theatre to gently skewer Minnesota politics and each other. Acts are wide-ranging in this variety show  from monologues and video sketches to songs and parodies.

Mayor Carter joins a packed cast including: Gov. Tim Walz, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, KARE11’s Jana Shortal, Rep. Tom Emmer, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, the entire Minnesota delegation to the U.S. House, actress Sally Wingert, choral group, OutLoud! and more!

Buy your tickets online through Ticketmaster or in-person at the State Theatre box office.

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