Just Announced! Fountain Hills Theater presents the Arizona premiere of Say Goodnight, Gracie. This hilarious hit Broadway play invites you to spend an evening with the world’s favorite centenarian. George Burns’ career spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history. He’s miraculously alive and kicking in a stunning tour de force. Say Goodnight, Gracie, Broadway’s third longest-running solo performance show, was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY. The show won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY.
In Say Goodnight Gracie, we discover George in limbo. Unable to join his beloved wife, he must give the Command Performance of his lifetime for God. He reminisces on his youth on the lower East Side of New York… his disastrous career in Vaudeville … the day he met his wife … their instant chemistry, with his flawless timing a perfect mate to her dizzy delivery … his wooing of her, their marriage and their rise to the pinnacles of Vaudeville, Movies, Radio, and Television. Gracie’s demise forced George to start from square one – in life and in his career – eventually achieving equal success as a solo raconteur and Academy Award-winning actor, portraying everything from a Sunshine Boy to, oh, God.
Say Goodnight, Gracie is directed by Noel Irick and stars FHT’s Artistic Director, Peter J. Hill as George Burns.
Say Goodnight, Gracie will play Aug 20- Sept 5, 2021. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Individual tickets are $35.00 for Adults and $18.00 for Youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5.00 discount on all Thursday performances. Group rate discounts are available. Veteran and Active Duty discounts. All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage Too at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3 or by visiting fhtaz.org. Box Office Hours are 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. For additional information not contained in this press release, please call Fountain Hills Theater Artistic Director Peter J. Hill at (480) 837-9661 EXT. 7.
This will be one of the first indoor productions at the Fountain Hills Theater since the pandemic closed its doors in March 2020. Fountain Hills Theater is committed to the safety of its patrons, staff, and performers. They will be closely following CDC safety recommendations and local guidelines due to COVID-19. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility. Fountain Hills Theater cleans armrests, door handles, and other surfaces commonly touched by the public before each performance. Please check the website for evolving guidelines as the season progresses.