Contributed by Carmen Summerfield
Would you like to share your stories about the best, the worst, and the silliest of everyday living in Alaska? Coming soon, Season Eight of The Alaska Home Companion – A Frontier Variety Show!
The 2019 Wasilla Episode will be broadcast live on Saturday October 12 from the historic Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry (MATI) gallery next to Wasilla International Airport. We are planning an encore episode to be broadcast live from the Sutton Public Library in November.
The Alaska Home Companion – A Frontier Variety Show! is the Valley Arts Alliance rendition of a live radio broadcast from the golden age of radio, with skits, music, and dance acts, similar to the popular Prairie Home Companion radio show on NPR.
For those of you who haven’t seen or heard one of our episodes, The Alaska Home Companion – A Frontier Variety Show! features interesting stories by Alaskans about the best, the worst, and the silliest of everyday living in Alaska. In previous episodes, we heard from The Roving Reporter, Guy d’North, and The Sommelier, as well as news from Lake Williwaw and Mukluk Radio.
The 2019 season is our eighth year producing The Alaska Home Companion – A Frontier Variety Show!, and we will continue with new music and dance acts, occasional impersonations of local celebrities, and will be occasionally broadcast live by Radio Free Palmer on 89.5 FM.
Auditions will be held Thursday, September 5, at our weekly meeting at Sophia’s Café, 11am until 1pm. Sophia’s Café is located at on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway at 9191 Frontage Road, phone 745-9001. If you can’t attend the auditions, please contact Carmen (at) ValleyArtsAlliance.com.
So, mark your calendar! The Wasilla episode of the VAA Alaska Home Companion – A Frontier Variety Show! will be broadcast at 7pm Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in Wasilla. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. A cash bar will be open during the event.
To see exciting scenes of these episodes, visit our Archive Pages at www.ValleyArtsAlliance.com.