"Alaska Home Companion—Big Lake/Houston"
March 14, 2015

On Saturday evening, March 14, 2015, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season 4 Big Lake/Houston premier episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show!, a rendition of a live radio broadcast from the golden age of Alaskan radio, with skits, music, and dance acts, similar to the popular Prairie Home Companion radio show on NPR.

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. The Season 4 premier episode featured Guy d’North, Between Two Berms, and MooseJaw, as well as news from Lake Willowa, and Mukluk Radio.

Featured guests introduced by Randi Perlman were Linda Lockhart, Grover Neely, Niki Pease, Randy Robinson, Hillary Saffran, AJ Seims, Scott Sterling, Kim Strickland, and Kathi VanZant.

The Production Crew included John Erskine, Brendan Foster, Talon Hill, Terry Koch, and Eric and Carmen Summerfield.

The Season 4 Big Lake/Houston premier episode was “sponsored” by Moose—the Movie, Ptarmageddon, and a variety of old-time Alaskan merchants.

The Season 4 Big Lake/Houston premier episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was performed before a packed crowd in the beautiful Top Drawer establishment owned by John Erskine and Linda Lockhart.

This is another example of bringing our community together through the arts!