Tickets to see A Prairie Home Companion live in New York City this December are sold out! Thanks to everyone who expressed interest or purchased tickets.
Join WRVO in New York City for another trip to see "A Prairie Home Companion" in a live broadcast performance this winter. Garrison Keillor, along with the Royal Academy of Radio Actors' Tim Russell (the man of a thousand voices), Sue Scott and sound effects wizard Fred Newman, bring to life show favorites Guy Noir, Private Eye, and the cowboys Dusty and Lefty. Pianist and Music Director Richard Dworsky leads the talented musical guests each week, and don't forget-- the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
Some news about APHC: In an recent interview with the Associated Press, Garrison Keillor says he plans to step down as host of "A Prairie Home Companion” after the 2015-2016 season. "I have a lot of other things that I want to do. I mean, nobody retires anymore. Writers never retire. But this is my last season. This tour this summer is the farewell tour," says Keillor.
Keillor is set to hand the mantle over to musician Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers fame. According to Keillor, Thile (who is a whiz on the mandolin) will help return APHC to its roots as a music show. Now 34, Thile was just 15 when he made his first appearance on the program.
Our trip is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2015. The cost is $180 per person -- that includes round-trip transportation and admission to the two hour live taping. Questions? Contact Bonnie or Pam at (315) 312-3690 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Itinerary | Saturday, December 5, 2015
7:30 a.m. | Bus arrives for pickup in DeWitt at the Wegman's Park n' Ride (East Genesee Street, DeWitt)
8:00 a.m. | Bus leaves DeWitt
8:30 a.m. | Bus pickup in Cortland (Riverside Plaza, Exit 11, 156 Clinton Ave)
1:00 p.m. | Arrive at Bryant Park in New York City, just blocks from the theater
1:15 p.m. | Free time for lunch, shopping and sight-seeing in Manhattan
5:15 p.m. | Doors open for A Prairie Home Companion live taping (123 W 43rd Street, Town Hall Theater)
5:45 p.m. | Audience must be seated at this time
6:00 p.m. | Performance begins
8:15 p.m. | Performance ends
TBA | Group reassembles at Bryant Park
TBA | Bus leaves Bryant Park
Late evening rest stop
1-2:00 a.m. | Drop off in Cortland and arrival in DeWitt