A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor Schedule
Saturday afternoons are always better spent with a friend
like A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. The live radio variety show is normally broadcast from the Fitzgerald
Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. And, the show is also road-tested at places like Town Hall New York in New York, New York;
Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa; Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,
Tennessee; Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California; and many more!
Keillor has been hosting the show, which welcomes
many celebrated traditional and folk musical guests, for almost four decades. And, he doesn't show signs of slowing down anytime
soon. His uninhibited wit, hilarious anecdotes and prairie-centered comedy skits have been capturing the hearts of fans for
After surrendering his hosting duties to guest hosts for a little bit of time, Keillor decided retirement wasn't
for him. He came back to stage to give the local news from the fictional Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon and to sing about
Powdermilk Biscuits. Join Keillor and the rest of his musical crew for a night of fun and laughs. The show is currently touring
the country, making stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles and St. Louis.
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
Back in 1974 when Garrison Keillor initially hosted A Prairie Home Companion—the hit weekly radio
variety show based in Minnesota—the clever and hilarious host had no idea what a tremendous success the show would become.
Lake Woebegone, the fictional hometown of the show's host, has come to be known to millions of listeners and the show, who
have come to know all the ups and downs of daily life in the small Minnesota town. The radio show—that brings a little
bit of the old days to the high-tech, contemporary world—is often taken on the road and performed in front of sold-out
crowds all over the country. It even spawned a 2006 movie directed by the iconic Robert Altman, featuring some of the best
folk and country musicians in the world. Musical performances were interwoven into a comedy full of tongue-in-cheek-humor,
fictional news reports about Lake Woebegone and radio drama.
The show is produced by Prairie Home Productions and is
distributed by American Public Media and airs on a public radio station in the United States. It is a staple for many families
in the Midwest and beyond, who tune in every Saturday between 5 and 7 p.m. Central Time to hear what Keillor and his group
of comedians, musicians and folk singers have to offer. Many of the performances take place at The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint
Paul, Minnesota. The theater was one plaster crack away from demolition before the show's producers decided to fix it up and
give A Prairie Home Companion a proper home base. Now, it is a city landmark and place of historic live performances put on
by Keillor and some of his famous friends. Comedians like Paula Poundstone and musicians like Sara Watkins and Brad Paisley
have all taken turns at the mic during a taping of the famous show, and there are likely to be more surprises as the show
continues its iconic run.
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor Trivia
Did you know that A Prairie
Home Companion with Garrison Keillor is prohibited from using real commercials? Yes, it's true. Instead, the show embraces
the use of made-up products and advertisements, which are presented in the format of live, old-time radio commercials. The
show is "sponsored" by the fabricated product "Powdermilk Biscuits," with a slogan to match: "Made from whole wheat raised
in the rich bottomlands of the Lake Wobegon river valley by Norwegian bachelor farmers, so you know they're not only good
for you, but also pure, mostly," which "give shy persons the strength to get up and do what needs to be done. Heavens, they're
tasty and expeditious." Other original "sponsors" incorporated in the show have included: Bertha's Kitty Boutique, which has
locations in the "Dales" shopping centers of Clydesdale, Airedale, Teasdale, Roy'n'Dale, Mondale and Chippendale, which is
a parody of the real malls based in the Minneapolis area coined as Dales - Rosedale, Brookdale, Ridgedale and Southdale. Then
there's Guy's Shows - "Guy's steel-toed shoes - so even when you strike out [ping!] you can walk away." There's also Bob's
Bank, TheBon Marche Beauty Salon, The Catchup Advisory Board, The Fearmonger's Shop, Fritz Electronics, Jack's Auto Repair
and Jack's Warm Car Service, and many more!
A Prairie Home Companion Breakthrough Performance
When A Prairie
Home Companion first aired on Minnesota public airwaves in the early 1970s, only 12 audience members showed up to view the
first live recording of the soon-to-be-famous show. But as the show began its weekly run, more and more listeners became fans
of the show. They began to come out in droves to see this new kind of radio variety show that was bringing a bit of the big
city to the "prairie." The show moved to the Fitzgerald Theater in 1994 and expanded to include some of the show's most famous
features including fake ads for fictitious sponsors, news from Lake Wobegon and satirical skits like "Guy Noir, Private Eye."
Since then, the show has become a huge success, performing in cities all over the country.
A Prairie Home Companion
There's nothing quite like sitting in the audience when Garrison Keillor takes the stage in front of
his live band and begins relaying the latest news in Lake Wobegon or singing about Powdermilk Biscuits. Fans of the show will
be delighted to see their favorite radio broadcast unravel before their eyes. You will feel as though you have stepped back
in time, witnessing the recording of an old-time broadcast. Come out and listen to the adventures of Dusty and Lefty or find
out what's going in the lives of the Norwegian bachelor farmers. To find out if A Prairie Home Companion is coming to your
hometown, all you need to do is stick right here on StubHub. StubHub gives you the most up-to-date information when it comes
to venue details, seating charts, theater schedules and more. So what are you waiting for?! Check out StubHub now!