A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION RETURNS TO ST. PAUL IN FEBRUARY

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A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION RETURNS TO ST. PAUL IN FEBRUARY

Tickets go on sale November 27 for five fun-packed winter broadcasts from the Fitzgerald.

(SAINT PAUL, Minn.) Wherever A Prairie Home Companion travels, it’s always good to come home. And home means the beautiful Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul.

So after spending a couple of months doing shows from New York to California, Texas to Wisconsin, Garrison Keillor and the cast and crew return to the Fitz for five rollicking Saturday broadcasts this winter: February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2 — the only remaining St. Paul shows for the rest of Prairie Home’s current season. The fun begins at 4:45 p.m. CT.

Actress Sue Scott and Tim Russell (the man of many voices) will be on hand, along with the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, led by pianist Richard Dworsky. There will be special guests from near and far; we’ll hear from Private Eye Guy Noir and the Cowboys, Dusty and Lefty; and everyone will catch up on the news from Lake Wobegon during Keillor’s signature monologue.

Tickets go on sale at noon on Tuesday, November 27, available through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000) or in person at the Fitzgerald Theater. Minnesota Public Radio members may also order tickets by phone at 651-290-1200.

A Prairie Home Companion is heard on over 600 public radio stations across the U.S., with a weekly audience that tops 4 million listeners. The program can also be heard on the Armed Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network.

Garrison Keillor has been the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion since the program started production in 1974. He is also the author of more than a dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, Love Me, Homegrown Democrat, and his latest, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (Viking).

WHAT: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor presents a Vocal Duet Contest.

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 4:45 p.m. (broadcast live at 5:00 p.m. Central Time).

WHERE: Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN.

TICKETS: Go to www.prairiehome.org or Ticketmaster.com for information.

TUNE IN: Tune in Saturdays to any of hundreds of public radio stations coast to coast (many rebroadcast the show on Sunday). To check local listings, go to www.prairiehome.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: go to www.prairiehome.org