State Theatre to Present SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, 10/18
History tells us that George Burns passed away in 1996 but through the magic of theatre and the talent of Alan Safier, the world's funniest centenarian is alive and kicking - and singing and dancing - in Say Goodnight Gracie. With vintage photographs and video clips from film and television performances, this stunning solo performance brings Burns's fascinating story to life on the State Theatre stage.
Show time is Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $30 & $25 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office,453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
Alan Safier stars in the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of a man whose career spanned over 90 years of American entertainment history. Say Goodnight Gracie is a multimedia presentation that also features the skillful vocal talents of actress Didi Conn ("Frenchie" from GREASE) as well as evocative music and moving images from George's long life and good times. The play has been created with the approval and cooperation of the Estate of George Burns and Gracie Allen. Its author is multiple Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes, whose Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and who is also creator and writer of the nostalgic Emmy Award-winning comedy series Remember WENN.
Say Goodnight Gracie is a tender, funny, life-affirming love story ... a personal guided tour through an American century in the company of George Burns, a man who laughingly lived and loved each day for all it had to offer, until he finally went "gently into that good night" to forever reunite with his beloved Gracie.
Broadway's third longest running solo performance show, Say Goodnight Gracie was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY.