Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Christmas Show
Fans of the Prairie Home Companion radio show will delight in the return of writer/ host Garrison Keillor who reunites with some of the past performers including The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, The Royal Academy of Actors, Tim Russell and Sue Scott. You can expect witty repartee, parody songs and skits and of course the latest News from Lake Woebegone
There are many a fan who faithfully tuned in to this warm, easy going, sometimes sarcastic show that played from 1974 until 2016. Unfortunately on November 2017, Minnesota Public Radio cut all business ties with Keillor after an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a freelance writer for A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor has denied any wrongdoing and said his firing stems from an incident when he touched a woman’s bare back while trying to console her. He stated he apologized to her soon after, that they had already made up, and that he was surprised to hear the allegations when her lawyer called. Minnesota Public Radio received thousands of letters from angry fans who vigorously defended Garrison.
On April 13, 2018, MPR and Keillor announced a settlement that allows archives of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac to be publicly available again, and soon thereafter, Keillor began publishing new episodes of The Writer’s Almanac on his website.
Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Christmas Show” will be playing in select cities only: New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Minneapolis at the Pantages Theatre on Saturday November 30th at 7:30 pm. If you are among the lucky ones that have tickets to this sold out event, you should consider parking at Park and Shop. The Pantages is very close to both the Park and Shop Ramp and our LaSalle Court Parking Ramp. Park and Shop is about 1 block east of the Pantages on 8th St. LaSalle Court is one block south and 2 blocks east on the corner of LaSalle and 9th, and you can go from the LaSalle Ramp to the Pantages Theatre without going outside. Parking is convenient, safe and very affordable.