Photos: A look at Fitzgerald Theater events from the past


'A Prairie Home Companion' season opener
1 The season opener of 'A Prairie Home Companion' took place at the Palace Theatre in downtown St. Paul, just a couple blocks from the Fitzgerald Theater. 
Garrison Keillor walks to the microphone for a show in his final season.
2 Garrison Keillor, the creator and longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion, walks to the microphone for the first show of his final season at the Fitzgerald Theater on Sept. 19, 2015. 
Soon-to-be U.S. citizens stand as a judge reads their countries of origin
3 Soon-to-be U.S. citizens stand as a judge reads their countries of origin during a naturalization ceremony inside the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Sixty-five countries were represented in the ceremony. 
Chris Thile - APHC - February 18, 2017 - 03
4 Chris Thile opens the Feb. 18, 2017 show and greets the audience. 
A Prairie Home Companion Fitzgerald Theater
5 A Prairie Home Companion live from the Fitzgerald Theater on February 18, 2017. 
Outside the Fitzgerald Theater prior to debate.
6 Al Franken and Mike McFadden supporters cheer for candidates outside the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. on Nov. 2, 2014 prior to the U.S. Senate debate. 
Gary Eichten's
7 Gary Eichten,left, spends a few moments in the spotlight on stage at the Fitzgerald Theater Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 as MPR President Jon McTaggart and others honor Eichten for his 45 years of work in the MPR newsroom. 
Fitzgerald Theater
8 A view of the Terracotta facade on the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. 
Fitzgerald Theater at night
9 Nearly a century after its opening night, the Fitzgerald Theater continues to evolve while maintaining its commitment to compelling performances with shows like Talking Volumes and other live programming. 
Fitzgerald Theater
10 Built in 1910, the Fitzgerald Theater is Saint Paul's oldest surviving theater space. Originally called the Sam S. Shubert Theater, it was one of four special memorial theaters erected by entertainment-industry magnates Lee and J. J. Shubert. 
Waiting crowd
11 The crowd waits for the Morning Show to kick off their last show, live from the Fitzgerald Theater.