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Garrison Keillor

50th Anniversary of Prairie Home Companion

 

Garrison Keillor 

50th Anniversary of Prairie Home Companion
Sunday May. 26, 2024 at 7:00pm
Akron Civic Theatre

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.

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The Akron Civic Theatre thanks these
foundations and corporations for their support:

Knight Foundation
GAR
PNC Bank
Akron Community Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Peg's Foundation
Corbin Foundation
Lehner Family Foundation
Thomas & Lisa Mandel Family Fund
Akron Civic Commons
Huntington National Bank
City of Akron
County of Summit
Wayside
Thomarios
Akron Civic Theatre Women's Guild
DFA
Knox Marketing
Sisler McFawn Foundation
Synthomer Foundation
FirstEnergy Foundation
M G O'Neil Foundation
Roetzel
GPD Group
Printing Concepts
Calhoun Charitable Trust
Akron Childrens Hospital
Greer Family Foundation
Harwick Standard
Hilton Garden Inn
The Berroteran Group
DAP
Great Lakes Honda
Leaf
Maynard Family Foundation
Metis Construction Services
Summit Commercial Real Estate Advisors
Metro RTA Akron
Nova Title Agency
S.A. Comunale
State & Federal Communications
Stifel
Summa Health
SummaCare
United Way of Summit and Medina
The University of Akron
Akron Pride
Summit County Public Health
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
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Gay Community
Acme Fresh Market
Akron Summit CVB
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BFG Federal Credit Union
Lake Erie Electric
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