It's that time of year again for the 8th Annual Ivey Awards at the Historic State Theater on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.
For those of you that do not know what the Ivey Awards are (or you don't come downtown..), they have two simple missions...
1. "to increase the awareness of Twin Cities professional theater and,
2. to create a celebration for all people who love Twin Cities theater - those within the theater community and those in the audience".
You'll probably see Mayor Rybak hanging out at the pre-party again. Follow him
This is part of what makes Minneapolis such a great place to live - the art, theater and music communities are so large here that there is no lack of performers (amateur or professional) and the abundance of entertainment available nightly in every crack and corner that these two cities can stand.. is awesome.
Infact if you knew just how much went on daily and how hard many individuals work just to keep live entertainment an option for when you do decide to come catch some,
you'd be beside yourself. They work harder than you and I and are 100% passionate about what they do.
You'll find me hosting the red carpet when you arrive! Dress your best and make it fashion-forward, as
we'll be judging the most creatively dressed gal and gal
- and announcing them during the show.
You don't want to miss that!
Here's the official poster for 2012
As noted in the poster above.
Monday, September 24th at 7PM
You can buy your tickets
You can "like" the Facebook fan page
to stay connected with updates and other theater events throughout the year. They've got a blog to..
You can get a little glimpse of the red carpet from the 7th annual Ivey Awards here.
The Ivey Awards are an annual event and they have some great sponsors. Best Buy, Target and Risdall Marketing Group just to name the big ones. State Theater is also a supporter of Twin Cities theater which is operated by the Hennepin Theater Trust - an integral non-profit that keeps the performance art community alive and well in Minneapolis / St. Paul.
The above mentioned companies are also sponsors of the
as well as some other great Minnesota names, such as Sun Country Airlines, Star Tribune, WCCO television, Dunn Bros Coffee, Phillips Prarie Vodka and more.
This is the best chance to support your city, support the live theater community and support downtown Minneapolis. It really has so much to offer.
Get your tickets now!
Come on out and support live theater and make sure to Tweet about it while your at it
~Tell em' L.A. Nik sent you