September 11, 2018

Confirmed participants Include Luvvie Ajayi, CAM, Sabrina Jalees, Jillian Mercado and Priya Parker

MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that Hello Sunshine and TOGETHER LIVE are partnering to bring a touring live event experience to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The event features authentic storytelling and inspiring conversations for and by intersectional, intergenerational women.  Confirmed participants include Luvvie Ajayi, CAM, Sabrina Jalees, Jillian Mercado and Priya Parker. Hello Sunshine will also produce digital content drawn from the events’ speakers and performers for YouTube, Facebook and original podcast series.

Together Live was founded in 2016 by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME’s Head of Worldwide Literary, Lectures and Conference Divisions, who will continue to emcee the events.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at on Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday Nov. 13 7:30 State Theatre $35, $65, $75, $85, $95

All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.

“Hello Sunshine x Together Live forms the perfect partnership for our touring pilgrimage. We are traveling to local communities to share intersectional, intergenerational, open hearted stories, songs, and laughter (often through tears) to remind us that we are in this together. Especially during these divided times, authentic storytelling is our magic cure for finding connection and meaning.” – Jennifer Rudolph Walsh

To promote female authorship around the world and build communities amongst women who are unable to attend the events in-person, Hello Sunshine and Together Live will collaborate to develop premium digital series based on the content of the live events that will be distributed via YouTube, Facebook, and several other platforms. The first two digital series will be “Powered By” and “Story Scouts.”

Powered By” is a six-part series where celebrities and thought leaders share candid, untold stories that remind the world of the true power of women through conversation.

Story Scouts” centers on our Hello Sunshine x Together speakers for a funny and optimistic conversation with a very special guest. Each episode features an extraordinary woman accompanied by someone they know personally who has mentored or inspired them. Throughout these intergenerational conversations, our speakers will draw out their companion’s real life story and also bravely share their own.

Led by Hello Sunshine’s all-female podcast producing team, the partnership also includes an original podcast, Hello Sunshine x Together Podcast. The podcast will be an episodic companion series containing an edited narrative drawn from the events’ keynote speakers, comedians, and family meetings, each assembled into compelling standalone themed episodes with a dynamic host threading the narrative together.

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. All performances of the Broadway on Hennepin series are supported by Bank of America. All performances of the Living Legend series are supported by BMO Harris Bank. Spotlight Showcase is sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, Slumberland Furniture and Sun Country Airlines. Learn more at

ABOUT WME  WME is a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television and theater. WME is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

ABOUT HELLO SUNSHINE  Hello Sunshine is a media brand and content company dedicated to female authorship and storytelling across all platforms. Hello Sunshine is producing feature films, scripted and unscripted television, audio storytelling, podcasts and social series under the Hello Sunshine brand, all anchored by a singular mission: to change the narrative for women. Hello Sunshine is also the home for Reese’s Book Club, fast-growing in reach and influence.  Some of the film and TV projects that have already been announced include the limited series from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller Little Fires Everywhere, as a Hulu Original Series; a 10-episode comedy series for Apple that was created by Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) and inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s short-story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It; Are You Sleeping, executive produced by and starring Octavia Spencer, based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife, Justified) for Apple; a limited series adaptation of the novel Daisy Jones & The Six for Amazon; and an Untitled Morning Show Project produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, which was given a two-season, straight-to-series order by Apple with Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel) serving as showrunner. Alongside AT&T, Hello Sunshine also recently launched the Hello Sunshine Video On Demand (VOD) channel featuring engaging and distinctive narratives with women at the center.

ABOUT INNOVATION ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT  Innovation Arts & Entertainment is a 17-year-old boutique, live entertainment producer based in Chicago, IL. IAE prides itself in producing events within the domain of Intelligent Entertainment, producing unique live experiences that result in expanding the knowledge and worldview of audiences that participate.  In the last five years alone, IAE has produced tours for Hillary Clinton, Anthony Bourdain, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, David Sedaris, and Chris and Martin Kratt from PBS.  In addition to Together Live 2018, other current touring projects include the North American Tour of Harry Potter In Concert, National Geographic’s Symphony for Our WorldDavid Sedaris’ 2018 and 2019 tours, and five new projects in development.   At IAE, we relish the opportunity to use the power of art, entertainment, information, and education in such a way that our audiences are changed for the better.

Call (800) 982-2787, visit, or purchase in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. *Ticket pricing current as of Sept. 11, 2018. All pricing subject to change.