"Alaska Home Companion—Sutton"
November 18, 2017

On Saturday evening, November 18, 2017, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season 6 Sutton 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 6 Sutton episode featured Guy d'North—Private Eye, Mark Twain, Smart-Phone Yoga, Rhubarb Advisory Board, The Sommelier and news from Lake Willowa. This episode was “sponsored” by a variety of old-time Alaskan merchants.

Featured guests introduced by Carmen Summerfield were the Borealis Dancers, consisting of Georgie Hollander, Kelly Caraway, Cindy Montgomery, and Heather Pelletier; Marilyn Bennett; Javen Black; Sandra Cook; Alys Culhane; Richard Estelle; Doug Ferguson; Tim Grady; Dave Glenn; Pam Huyck; Catherine Inman; Grover Neely; Robbin Robbert; Hillary Saffran; John and Joe Stroup; and Tim Tucker.

The Production Crew included Alicia Allen; Nancy Bertels; Josh Fryfogle; Becky McLaughlin; Randi Perlman; Eric Summerfield, and Kathi VanZant; and Mike Chmielewski of KVRF 89.5FM.

The Season 6 Sutton Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was held in the beautiful Sutton Public Library and Community Resource Center in Sutton, and was broadcast live by Radio Free Palmer on 89.5 FM, and is available on their website. The Season 6 Sutton Episode was sold out—another example of bringing our community together through the arts!