Fountain Hills Theater announces the Arizona premier of 'Say Goodnight, Gracie'

The Tony-nominated one man show makes its debut later this year

Posted 7/20/21

“Say Goodnight, Gracie,” the hit Broadway play that has entertained guests for years with a hilarious and heart-warming performance, will be premiering at the Fountain Hills Theater. 

George Burns, …

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Fountain Hills Theater announces the Arizona premier of 'Say Goodnight, Gracie'

The Tony-nominated one man show makes its debut later this year

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“Say Goodnight, Gracie,” the hit Broadway play that has entertained guests for years with a hilarious and heart-warming performance, will be premiering at the Fountain Hills Theater. 

George Burns, whose career spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history, is now “miraculously alive and kicking” in a stunning tour de force. 

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” was Broadway’s third longest-running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Play and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play.

In “Say Goodnight, Gracie,” the main character, George Burns, is in limbo between this world and the next, unable to join his beloved wife and partner Gracie Allen until he gives the command performance of his lifetime. 

The story follows Burns as he reflects on his life starting in the lower East Side of New York, his Vaudeville career and his love story with Allen.

Allen’s demise forced Burns to start from square one — in life and in his career— eventually achieving an equal level of success as a solo storyteller and Academy Award-winning actor.

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” will be directed by Noel Irick and will star FHT’s artistic director, Peter J. Hill as George Burns.

The show will play from Aug. 20, to Sept. 5, and performances will be on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Individual tickets are available for $35 for adults and $18 for youths, 17 and under.

Seniors can receive a $5 discount on all Thursday performances. Group rate, veteran and active duty discounts are also available. 

All performances will be held at Fountain Hills Theater at Mainstage Too at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. 

Tickets are available through the theater’s box office at 480-837-9661 or by visiting fhtaz.org.

Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 

This will be one of the first indoor productions at the Fountain Hills Theater since the pandemic closed its doors in March of 2020. 

Fountain Hills Theater is committed to the safety of its patrons, staff and performers. It will be closely following CDC safety recommendations, as well as local guidelines due to COVID-19. 

Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the facility. Armrests, door handles and other surfaces commonly touched by the public are thoroughly cleaned prior to each performance. 

For additional information, visit the theater’s website or call  Peter J. Hill at 480-837-9661, ext. 7.

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