Alaska Home Companion: The Art Of Living In Alaska

Contributed by Carmen Summerfield

Would you like to hear stories about the best, the worst and the silliest of everyday living in Alaska? 

Coming to you Saturday, October 8, from the historic Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry (MATI) next to Wasilla International Airport, the 2016 Premier Episode of The Alaska Home Companion: A Frontier Variety Show!

MATI is our favorite Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry. 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.

 Valley Arts Alliance

Valley Arts Alliance

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 Guy d’North, Mom and Louie and Between 2 Berms, as well as news from Lake Willowa and Mukluk Radio.

The 2016 season is our fifth 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.

So mark your calendar! The Wasilla episode of the Valley Arts Alliance Alaska Home Companion: A Frontier Variety Show will be broadcast at 7pm on Saturday, October 8, 2016 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.

The Sutton episode of the Valley Arts Alliance Alaska Home Companion: A Frontier Variety Show will be broadcast at 7pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Sutton Public Library. Suggested donation is $15.

To see exciting scenes of these episodes, visit our archive pages at www.ValleyArtsAlliance.com.