"Alaska Home Companion"
October 22, 2022

On Saturday evening, October 22, 2022, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season 9 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 9 premier episode featured Guy d'North—Private Eye, Lucy and Desi in the Butte, The Sommelier. and news from Lake Willowa. This episode was “sponsored” by a variety of old-time Alaskan merchants.

Featured guests introduced by Randi Perlman were the band Vested Interest; Barrett Campbell; Andrea Childers; Rob Debach; Richard Estelle; Bryan Gearry; Georgie Hollander; Pam Huyck; Ron Knueppel; Becky McLaughlin; Jeremiah Millen; Tim Pickard; Pat Purcell; Hillary Saffran; and John Stroup.

The Production Crew included Jordan and Jaxon Crandall; Peggy Farnes; Joe Fournelle; Josh Fryfogle; Dave and Gale Glenn; Mike Kerr; Terry Koch; Tasha Stacey; and Eric and Carmen Summerfield.

The Season 9 Premier Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was held in the famous Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in Wasilla. The Season 9 Premier Episode was sold out—another example of bringing our community together through the arts!