"Alaska Home Companion—Big Lake"
October 22, 2016

On Saturday evening, October 22, 2016, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season 5 Big Lake 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 5 Big Lake episode featured Between 2 Berms, Guy d'North—Private Eye, Mark Twain, Political Yoga, Ms. DeMEANor, Miss PFD 2015 and news from lake Willowa. This episode was “sponsored” by Grasshopper Aviation, Perfect Joints, and a variety of old-time Alaskan merchants.

Featured guests introduced by Randi Perlman were Dave Glenn; Bill Haller; Georgie Hollander; Pam Huyck; Marta Kopperud; Becky McLaughlin; Randy Robinson; Hillary Saffran; Scott Sterling; and John and Joe Stroup.

The Production Crew included Carmen Summerfield; Terry Koch; and Kathi VanZant.

The Season 5 Big Lake episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was held in the beautiful Big Lake Rec Center in Big Lake. Another example of bringing our community together through the arts!