Downtown Minneapolis was gussied up tonight for the 2012 Ivey Awards at the State Theater.
This is always a fun event to photograph, with all the interesting outfits and excited patrons. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful theater community in the Twin Cities and such a tight knit one at that!
Todd Walker did a fabulous job organizing the red carpet, and even got in a couple pictures himself.
The entertainment at the Iveys is alwasy fun. This year was a special homage to the lighting, sound, and backstage talent that makes a production stellar. Without these people, the host said, the actors would “just be crazy people yelling in the dark”.
The audience was very enthusiastic about the Spring Awakening performance.
The award winners were very gracious and excited =) And though the performances received ample applause, Mayor RT Rybak brought down the house asking everyone to “Vote No Twice” this fall.
After the closing number by the cast of Xanadu, it was time to head over to Le Meridien Chambers for the afterparty. You could hear the party from down the street!