Garrison Keillor will bring the news from Lake Wobegon back to the Fox Theatre for another live radio broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” on May 17.

lake-wobegonThe radio variety show, recorded live every Saturday, features comedy sketches, music and host Keillor’s signature monologue, “The News From Lake Wobegon.” It was first broadcast on July 6, 1974, from St. Paul, Minn., which it still calls home. It inspired a 2006 movie of the same name, written by Keillor, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Keillor, Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly and Woody Harrelson.

Tickets for the Atlanta show, which begins at 5:45 p.m., are $38, $60 and $80, and on sale HERE or by calling the Fox ticket office at 855.285.8499.

Joining Keillor will be the members of the Royal Academy of Radio Actors (Sue Scott, Tim Russell and sound effects wizard Fred Newman), music director/pianist Rich Dworsky and the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band (Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor, Peter Johnson and Richard Kriehn). Show time is 5:45 p.m.

“A Prairie Home Companion” broadcasts locally on WABE-FM (90.1.) at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Sundays.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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