"Alaska Home Companion"
November 27, 2022

On Sunday afternoon, November 27, 2022, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season 9 Willow 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 Willow 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 Carmen Summerfield were the band Feral Cats; Richard Estelle; Bryan Gearry; Sharon Hine; Robert and Barb Howard; Kitt Jones; Ron Knueppel; Kelly Mann; Becky McLaughlin; Pat Purcell; Rod Rongstead; Hillary Saffran; John Stroup; and Judy Vars.

The Production Crew included Tam and Talon Boeve; Doug Ferguson; Terry Koch; Randi Perlman; and Eric Summerfield.

The Season 9 Willow Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was held in the fabulous Willow Community Center, and was sponsored by the Willow Library so the show was FREE. The Season 9 Willow Episode was another example of bringing our community together through the arts!

-Photos by Doug Ferguson, Terry Koch, and Carmen Summerfield