Garrison Keillor coming to Rutland’s Paramount December 13

first_imgThe Paramount Theatre announced today that nationally prominent humorist, satirist, and iconic National Public Radio personality, Garrison Keillor is bringing his solo Christmas Special to the Paramount Theatre, in a creative partnership with The Rutland Herald on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8 pm. Keillor is making his second appearance at The Paramount following his sold-out engagement in February of 2009.Best known as the host of A Prairie Home Companion (on the national airwaves since 1974), the show features guest musicians and a cadre cast doing musical numbers and comic skits complete with elaborate live sound effects. His weekly monologue, News From Lake Wobegone, is woven into the national consciousness and is heard by millions of listeners each week. A Prairie Home Companion regularly goes on the road and is broadcast live from popular venues around the United States, often featuring local celebrities and skits incorporating local color.A widely published writer, Keillor was a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and was an early weekly columnist for Salon.com. Keillor is the author of numerous books, most recently ‘Liberty: A Lake Wobegone Novel’ (2008), Life Among the Lutherans (2009) and Pilgrims: A Woebegone Romance (2009). He also wrote and starred in the 2006 movie adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman. Keillor has received numerous honors, including a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegone Days, two Cable ACE Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award. He has traveled throughout the country performing with leading orchestras and on his own in one-man shows (like the one that will take to The Paramount Stage).Lead sponsor for the evening Dr. Michael Dick, DDS followed by Robert and Robin Veghte. Radio media sponsor is Vermont Public Radio.Garrison Keillor’s Christmas SpecialMonday, December 13, 2010 @ 8:00 PM$85.50 – $45.50 + taxLimited Seats Remainingwww.paramountlive.org(link is external)Box Office: 802 775-0903Thurs ‘ Fri. 11-6, Sat 10-2last_img

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