The Rhubarb Show with your host Garrison Keillor — A live performance at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, MN
With the fall series of broadcasts sold out, Garrison is hosting three additional Rhubarb Shows live at the Fitzgerald Theater. The shows will feature some guests from the broadcast, and local talent we're excited to showcase. These non broadcast shows are live at the Fitz from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Mr. Fred Newman, whose mouth sounds are frighteningly realistic, will drop by to elevate the level of silliness, and Bill Arnold, co-author of the highly the caffeinated comedy Triple Espresso, will ratchet up the nonsense with his deadpan magic and comedy.
We'll even roll out the Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ for tune or two — with all its bells and whistles.
Ticket prices: Boxes: $40.00 (includes 2 glasses of wine and dessert), Main Floor: $20.00, First Balcony: $10.00, Second Balcony: $5.00, (additional $2.50 facility fee for all levels).
Minnesota Public Radio members receive a $2 discount on Box and Main Floor tickets.
Tickets on sale now.
Where to buy tickets:
Tickets are available for the general public through Ticketmaster. Order online through Ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster phone hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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.
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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.
Garrison describes the history of The Fitzgerald Theater:
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).