WMU News

Prairie Home tickets go on sale to WMUK supporters

April 21, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Tickets for the June 21 performance of "A Prairie Home Companion" at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium will go on sale this week to donors of public radio station WMUK, who receive special ticket purchase instructions in the mail.

Ticket ordering information was mailed, beginning April 21, to members of the station's 102.1 Club in 2002 as well as 2003 donors. Station officials say the mailing, which includes the purchase instructions and a special password, was sorted by geographical location and mailed in stages to ensure donors received the mailing in as equitable a time frame as possible.

Once donors receive the instructions, they may purchase tickets online by following the instructions or in person by taking their instructions to the Miller Auditorium box office. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public May 5.

"A Prairie Home Companion" features the talents of Sue Scott and Tim Russell, "the man of many voices," with sound effects by Fred Newman. Fans can also count on keyboardist Rich Dworsky, who heads up The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and stories from Lake Wobegon, "the little town that time forgot and decades can't improve," from one of America's foremost humorists, Garrison Keillor.

The June 21 broadcast from Kalamazoo is co-presented by Minnesota Public Radio and WMUK, public radio for Southwest Michigan, and is produced by Prairie Home Productions. The broadcast from Miller Auditorium is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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