'Prairie Home Companion' Event Set for Sunrise Theater
The Sunrise Theater, in Southern Pines, is one of 500 theaters and performing arts centers across the country chosen to feature a special live cinema event of "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor, Live in HD."
The show will air Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m., originating from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., via satellite.
The show will feature special guests as well as regular show performers such as actors Sue Scott and Tim Russell, sound-effects wizards Tom Keith and Fred Newman, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band led by keyboardist, composer and arranger Richard Dworsky, with Pat Donohue (guitar), Peter Johnson (percussion), and Gary Raynor (bass).
With his usual understated wit, Garrison Keillor notes: "After all these years, we're starting to get the hang of doing this show and feeling like we're ready for the big screen. Let people see what Dusty and Lefty and Guy Noir look like, and how the guy does the sound effects, and make sure the News from Lake Wobegon is not read from a script. It's a radio show that has lasted 35 years and now you can see why."
The show is presented in theaters by NCM Fathom, produced by Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media and BY Experience, Inc.
For more than 35 years, legions of fans have tuned in to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" to be entertained by his low-key reflections, sharp insights and trademark humor.
Each week, "A Prairie Home Companion" is heard by more than 4 million listeners of every age, on more than 600 public radio stations across the country.
Tickets are $22 and are available via the Web site www.sunrisetheater.com or by calling the box office at (910) 692-3611.
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