‘Prairie’ makes its isle return
Not only is Garrison Keillor celebrating the release of his "Prairie Home Companion" in theaters nationwide this weekend, his radio variety show is winding down its 25th anniversary season and will air its grand finale from right here in Hawaii in November.
The show, heard here on KHPR, marks its return to the islands, last here in early January of 2002.
There will be two shows on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall: a 12:45 p.m. midday performance that will be broadcast live throughout the country and a good part of Europe and Asia, and a second, 7:30 p.m. performance, which will not be broadcast.
Genial host Keillor will be joined by his regular cast of actors and musicians, including the Guys' All-Star Shoe Band, led by pianist Rich Dworsky, actors Tim Russell and Sue Scott, and sound effects man Fred Newman.
Guest local performers will be added at a later date to fill out the shows.
Tickets go on sale starting Friday at 9 a.m. for $15, $35, $45 and $55 (plus applicable service charge), and will be on sale at the Blaisdell Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets including Times Supermarkets, toll-free at (877) 750-4400 and online at ticketmaster.com.
The two front rows of seats at the concert hall will not be sold until the day of the performances, when they will be available only on a "rush" basis, and will cost $25 per seat.
For more information, call 955-8821 or go online at hawaiipublicradio.org.