Jul
14
th
2024
The Fitzgerald Theater
Sunday
Jul
14
th
2024
The Fitzgerald Theater

50th Anniversary of Prairie Home Companion

Doors Open

2PM

Show Starts

3PM

Ages

All Ages

Tickets (start at)

$49.50

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION is a 140-minute show celebrating the Last Live Radio Variety show with an opening six-minute video of PHC’s origins in Minnesota, Garrison Keillor’s stand-up on the beauty of being 80. Comedy sketches (Guy Noir, Private Eye. The Lives of the Cowboys. Duane’s Mom. Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian) with the Royal Academy of Radio Acting with sound-effects wizard Fred Newman. An extended commercial for Powdermilk Biscuits on the subject: Cheerfulness Is A Choice. Also a word or two from the American Duct Tape Council, Real Hot Coffee, Guy’s Shoes, and the Ketchup Advisory Board. Features with Rich Dworsky and the Guy’s Hot Shoe Band, rags and stomps and blues. Duets with Heather Masse & Keillor of a medley of love poems & old jokes. An audience sing-along intermission and the latest News from Lake Wobegon where the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and the children are all above average.

Performers


A Prairie Home Companion

If you showed up on July 6, 1974, at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul and plunked down your $1 admission (50 cents for kids) to...

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Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor did “A Prairie Home Companion” for forty years, wrote fiction and comedy, invented a town called Lake Wobegon where all the children are above average, even though he...

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Venue


The Fitzgerald Theater

Since 1910

Built in 1910, the Fitzgerald Theater is Saint Paul’s oldest surviving theater space. Originally named the Sam S. Shubert Theater, it was one of four memorial theaters erected by entertainment-industry…

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