One of the longest-running Broadway shows ever to hit the stage, Say Goodnight Gracie, is coming to the Fox Valley this February at Batavia Fine Arts Centre. This show features comedy, dancing and a lesson in entertainment history—all from an energetic single-man cast. Here is a closer look at what this show holds for audiences in search of heartwarming comedy at the theater.
Hilarious one-man performance
Say Goodnight Gracie follows the life of writer, comedian and actor George Burns. The show opens to find him in limbo attempting to reunite with his wife, Gracie Allen. It incorporates vintage audio, film and photographs as well as the prerecorded voice of Gracie Allen supported by the thrilling performance of George as he relives momentous events in his life from his childhood to his most famous career achievements.
Long Broadway run
After an extensive run on Broadway, which was the third longest for a solo performance in history, Say Goodnight Gracie became an official touring show that has reached all corners of the nation. It was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2003 and received the National Broadway Theater Award for Best Play in the 2003-04 season.
Performance at Batavia Fine Arts Centre
You will not want to miss Say Goodnight Gracie when it comes to Batavia Fine Arts Centre on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go fast, so reserve your seats today.
To explore more of what’s to come at Batavia Fine Arts Centre, visit their website or call 630-937-8930. Batavia Fine Arts Centre is a beautiful, modern space that opened its doors in 2011 to bring the arts to the entire community—including its young students.