September 25, 2010
4:45 p.m. CT

St. Paul, MN

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Season Opener at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, MN

Immediately followed by the Annual Meatloaf Supper and Street Dance

Ticket prices: $32, $38, $48 (plus $2.50 facility fee)

Minnesota Public Radio members receive a $2 discount.

Tickets on sale: August 3, 2010 at noon.

Where to buy tickets:

  1. Ticketmaster
    Tickets are available for the general public through Ticketmaster. Order online through, call (800) 982-2787, or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.
  2. Fitzgerald Theater
    The general public can purchase tickets in person at the Fitzgerald Theater. MPR members may order tickets by phone at 651-290-1200. Box office hours: Tues. – Fri. Noon – 5 p.m.
  3. Rush tickets
    A limited number of rush tickets for A Prairie Home Companion are available the day of the show at the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office. All rush tickets are cash only.

    Rush tickets go on sale beginning at 4:15 p.m. and cost $15 each. There are a limit of 2 tickets per person. These tickets will sell out. Please arrive early. Patrons typically begin waiting outside of the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office between noon and 2:00 p.m.

    Please check with the box office for further information: 651-290-1221.

    Our rush policy does change in cases of inclement weather. If we are experiencing bad weather, rain, snow, or extreme cold, we will give each rush participant a number to hold their place in line, so they will not have to wait outside. A decision regarding the handing out of numbers is made on the Friday before each broadcast; please contact the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office on Friday for a final decision.

Street dance information

Join Garrison and the gang on September 25, 2010 on Exchange St. in Downtown St. Paul for meatloaf and mashed potatoes, live music and contests for valuable prizes. Come at 5:00 p.m. and grab a seat on the street and listen to the live broadcast. A $5.00 meatloaf supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. and there will be music and dancing in the street from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The street dance is free and open to the public.


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About the venue: The Fitzgerald Theater was purchased in 1981 to provide a home base for A Prairie Home Companion. The theater was built in 1910 as a Shubert vaudeville house and in 1933 was renamed the World Theater to reflect its international film programming. As the 100th birthday of F. Scott Fitzgerald approached, Garrison Keillor led an effort to commemorate Fitzgerald's life which included renaming the theater in his honor in 1994. Visit the Fitzgerald Theater Web site

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